Thursday, November 19, 2009
Min-Sheng Awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification
As global climate change and sustainable development have become more salient, maintaining a balance between business and reducing environmental impact has become an important issue. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agengy awarded Min-Sheng SGS international certification of ISO 14001 for its environmental management system. The award signifies a big step forward for Min-Sheng in its quest to protect the environment and create a high quality medical care environment for the whole person.
In order to meet its environmental goals, the Safety and Health Department promoted waste reduction results and then began implementing the ISO 14001 environmental management system. The project took nine months to accomplish. The evaluation framework was based on a Plan-Do-Check-Act management structure, which emphasized compliance with environmental regulations, efficient use of resources, pollution prevention, emergency treatment and full environmental awareness. The verification experts conducted a written evaluation, field visits, and random personnel interviews.
The concept of environmental protection requires continuous work in the long-term. A high quality environment demands cooperation from everyone. In line with the concept of sustainable management and the standards of ISO 14001, Min-Sheng is focusing on advancing “pollution prevention, and subsequent “continuous improvement” to do its best to implement the concept of sustainable environmental development in every corner of society.