Orbit, leading social housing provider and developer, has received ISO14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system by the British Standards Institute (BSI).
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organisation seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. The certification process includes an audit of management systems, including policy, procedures, training, communications and leadership, and also an audit of compliance and best practice across offices, developments and communal spaces.
Achieving this certification is the culmination of more than 18 months of work for David March, Head of Environmental Sustainability at Orbit, his team and the Orbit Earth Steering Group.
March commented: “Achieving ISO14001: 2015 certification is a really strong endorsement of Orbit’s management approach. It reflects the clear leadership of the senior management team and the passion and commitment of all our colleagues in reducing our environmental impacts and becoming a more responsible business.”
Orbit Earth is Orbit’s environmental sustainability programme, which is actively aiming to enhance the environment, creating and improving places and spaces for communities to thrive. The objectives of the programme are to:
- Achieve net zero carbon emissions
- Enhance our green spaces to improve their quality and biodiversity
- Sustainable consumption to manage resources, materials and products responsibly
To view Orbit’s environmental approach, visit orbitgroup.org.uk/sustainability/our-planet/