The latest Neutroplast certification: ISO 14001
Environmental impact and related productive performance have been areas of focus in the last years, at Neutroplast, so it might come as a surprise that we hadn’t followed the ISO 14001 certification route yet. Actually, upholding environmental legislation and acting on our impact has been a part of our core business for years, which is the reason we had no flaws on our first certification attempt. This environmental impact performance system, which goes through the use of water resources, waste and energy consumption, core areas of our environmental footprint, were already under the required legal obligations, so why did we choose to integrate another norm?
Systematic control, for one! Using the ISO 14001 norm as tool, we are now able to act with certified quality information and evidence-based documentation, allowing for the detection of possible flaws, improvements and upgrades in a systematic way, through process monitoring and characterization. This way, we can easily go further than meeting required legal objectives and create the means for operating improvements in a continuous and effective way.
Also, traditionally, Neutroplast has relied on standardized norms to improve its business and operations. ISO 9001, for example, has been an evolving system for our past 20 years. Integrating a new norm with such a tested, proven and familiar system to our company, guarantees a seamless process of taking a systematic approach to the environment, from system design to operation workflow, data analysis and decision making.
But what is be to expected now from an environmentally certified Neutroplast?
Besides the previously referred upgrade to our monitoring, evaluation and processes characterization, the ISO 14001 will allow for the integration of new projects on a company wide scale, with minimum attrition. Ambitious goals, like our Zero Waste program, maintaining Pharma grade product quality while reintegrating plastic waste on our production processes, product redesigning to allow for product lines with reduced raw-materials use and the packaging production with easily recyclable mono-materials come to mind, when thinking how a streamlined processual system will help in achieving our objectives.
We knew the starting point would always be the environmental impact evaluation of our processes, but now we can monitor those indicators through a controlled system and thus improve the conditions subjacent to that impact. In the end, the ISO 14001 norm did not force us have a reduced environmental impact, but its cross-organization extent is helping us, extensively, to further our environmental objectives.
Of course, our products are only as environmentally proactive as the supply chains we are part of, and that is why we invite you to contact us email@example.com, to find out all the benefits we can provide to the green supplying of your products!