A new environmental status for Arrow
Arrow International has an obligation to protect the environment from deterioration and harm, through identification, acknowledgement and control practices we can better manage environmental impacts which arise from our daily work activity. This will ensure impact on the environment is minimal and wherever possible we leave the site and community a better place than when we started work.
To ensure this happens, Arrow International developed and applied an Environmental Management System (EMS) aligned with ISO 14001 international standard. This offers our clients reassurance that we have developed, implemented and monitored a suitable EMS whilst we identify, monitor and control the impact of construction operations on the environment. Our aim is the following; to maintain compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, reducing environmental liability and risk, averting pollution and reducing waste, identify cost savings with greater emphasis on resource, waste and energy, and improving community goodwill and growing access.
Finally, following twelve months of hard work, Arrow achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification during April 2016. To achieve this status, we commenced an independent Telarc EMS management review early October 2015 of our new system, before introducing it to the business for a national roll out within the proceeding six months. A two week surveillance ISO audit was then carried out across our Christchurch, Southern Response, Central and Auckland Business Units in April 2016. These independent reviews have now determined our new Environmental Management System has been implemented and meets the requirements of the relevant standard and scope, and therefore a recommendation for ISO 14001certification was made. This is an outstanding result for both the business and our stakeholders.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who assisted with our efforts in achieving a great status in the WorkSafe SSRS and achieving ISO certification for ISO 14001.” Paul Uttley, Arrow National Health and Safety General Manager.