We are very pleased to have achieved recertification to the Environmental Management System ISO 14001 – 2015 after our recent audit. The current standard was updated and finalised in September 2015, our Environmental team worked on developing our standard to meet the new regulations. The auditor was more than happy to take our standard and audit it against the new updated version.
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system to enhance its environmental performance, manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner. The new system is very much a Plan – Do – Check – Act way of working, the auditor commented on many examples of this at Boningale.
‘’The company continue to operate an effective Environmental Management System which is well managed and the ethos of continual improvement is understood. The revised standard requirements are also at the heart of the EMS changes and this appears to have made the system more robust.’’
The management system provides value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, this will enhance environmental performance; fulfill compliance obligations and achieving environmental objectives.
Annually Boningale top management put in place environmental objectives to work on for the year, ranging from waste monitoring, ensuring we work with low energy equipment if possible, reducing paper use, producing crops following an integrated pest management plan.
Through the plan do check act approach, Boningale saw a need for a Plant Health Management system and is very pleased to be working within a standard for all Plant Health issues at Boningale and beyond, this system has been developed by a designated team at Boningale.
‘It’s a great achievement for Boningale to have been awarded the ISO 14001 – 2015 Certificate against the new standard, and a fantastic acknowledgment to the resources put towards these important issues’ Nerys Arch Environmental Manager.