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Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 14001, e-Stewards, R2, LEED

U.K.-based sustainable roofing provider International Construction Bureau (ICB) has earned the accreditations ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, adding to ICB’s ISO 9001, and all three ISO cetifications were awarded to its sister company ICB (Solar) which provides solar PV systems, the company announced.

Portland, Ore.-based Iberdrola Renewables announces that its 536-MW gas-fired Klamath Cogeneration Plant and its 100-MW Klamath Peaking Plant have earned ISO 14001 certifications. When commissioned in 2001, Klamath was the cleanest fossil-fueled power plant in the U.S. in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the company said.

Global logistics provider Agility has earned its ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications for operations in Italy. Certiquality, a member of the International Certification Network, conducted the audit. The certifications apply to all Italian sites and products, including administrative functions, writes Logistics Week.

Columbus, Ohio-based mobile phone recycling company e-Cycle is the first mobile phone buyback and recycling company to become certified as an e-Stewards recycler, the Basel Action Network (BAN) announced. Requirements of the certification program include prohibition of the export of hazardous waste to developing countries, an ISO 14001 environmental management system, and other industry-specific worker health and safety requirements, BAN said.

Technology services and equipment NovaStar Solutions.com, has earned the EPA’s R2 certification from Orion Registrar for its IT hardware lifecycle management service. In earning R2, NovaStar demonstrated that it complies with data security measures, protects the environment during equipment reuse and downstream e-waste disposal, the compnay said.

The University of Washington Tacoma’s Russell T. Joy Building has earned a LEED Platinum rating in the new construction/major remodel, making it the second state-funded platinum building in Washington. Among the features of the Joy Building is a system that captures and reuses 90 percent of the rainwater, writes the Tacoma News Tribune.

The 403-room Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway has earned LEED Silver certification for new construction, making it one of 41 hotels in the U.S. to earn this new building accreditation. The hotel uses 30 percent less water and 28 percent less energy than a non-LEED hotel, and 20 percent of all hotel supplies are sourced locally, within a 500-mile radius, Marriot said.

The UN launched an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for disaster risk reduction, water management, food security and health purposes. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Information System will facilitate access to meteorological observations and products, making it easy to share them with a wide variety of stakeholders.

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One thought on “Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 14001, e-Stewards, R2, LEED

  1. RE-imagineers
    Sustainable & Responsible Tourism/BPO/ITES Development in Rural/Tribal Displaced with a Participatory & Community Approach Towards Holistic Development in Destinations: India & N.E India,Towards Poverty Alleviation

    *ISO 14001 is desperately short in addressing the complexities of Tourism & ITES , as they are unique being almost mainly in Rural Belts or Tier 11 cities used as hubs to access destinations.Being a generic wide sweeping regulations across all industries and each industry as unique in terms of eco systems concerned ,cultural & a myriad of rich heritage ,found nowhere on the scale India has been blessed with.These very are slowly using their slot in our collective consciousness as a nation as insensitivity takes hold ,spawned by the advent of cable & satellite Television in all parts of our planet, in which 70% 0f all aired prgrams are based on the get more ,bigger,faster etc syndrome that is now graduatingfrom basic needs to continual wants.
    *RE-imagineers has concrete plans to establish representation in India,Bangalore; for a globally recognised organization,with a solid base or foundation of integrity certifying of entities that decry their setups as ‘as Eco Tourism/FRiendly’.Which in fact is anything close to concern for the environment and the poor that are gradually losing their identity and a sense of achievement in moving forward ;progress! Towards a preferred future! Facilitating for a brand affiliation built on integrity as a catalyst organization with legit certifications of frugal growth, that needs representation in India with ready basic infrastructure.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

    Lawrence Dawson

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