Karlsruhe. EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is the first large energy company in Germanyto have its Environmental Management System certified according to the international standard ISO 14001. In a first step, the Group system in EnBW Holding and the implementation in EnBW Regional AG has been checked and certified by TÜV Rheinland. The next step will be taken in the course of the coming year and will involve other Group companies that are integrated in the Management System, such as EnBW Kernkraft GmbH, EnBW Gas GmbH, EnBW Kraftwerke AG and EnBW Systeme Infrastruktur Support GmbH.
“EnBW is thus also playing a pioneering role in the area of environmental protection and is dedicated to a process of constantly improving its environmental performances,” explained EnBW’s Chief Technical Officer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hartkopf upon being awarded the certificate. “In the Annual Report 2005, EnBW stated one of its objectives as being the compilation of binding basic guidelines on environmental protection in the form of an Environmental Management System at Group level. The certification that has now been awarded by TÜV Rheinland means that this been fully achieved within the specified timeframe.”
Dr. Bernhard Otto of TÜV Rheinland certified that EnBW followed an extremely professional procedure for developing the Environmental Management System, which determines binding basic guidelines on environmental protection.
Among other things, the new Environmental Management System stipulates the optimisation of organisational procedures and greater clarity in the case of interfaces and responsibilities. Everything should be done to continue to prevent negative effects on the environment from all activities. Our environmental performance and the Management System should be continuously improved.
ISO 14001 is a standard that is valid worldwide and stipulates a process with which environmental protection is systematically anchored in the management of a company.