Management Systems Certification
Our Environment, Health & Safety Management System was updated in 2011 and self assessed as meeting or exceeding ISO 14001, ANSI Z-10, DNV, and OHSAS 18001. Each site makes its own decision regarding whether to seek site-level certifications, and five of our manufacturing facilities have obtained third-party certification.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) established ISO 14001 as a voluntary, international specification for environmental management systems.
Five of our manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO 14001, representing about 38 percent of our manufacturing operations. Our facility in Shanghai was the first within its business sector to become ISO 14001 certified in China.
We believe ISO 14001 certification provides significant benefits by:
- Supporting business growth through greater export and marketing opportunities
- Enhancing government relations
- Improving access to capital
- Demonstrating our commitment to – and accountability for – continuous EHS improvement
The company's pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in Anagni, Italy and Agen, France, are certified to OHSAS 18001, a voluntary international standard for health and safety management systems.