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Environmental Standards

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department (a) is committed to the achievement of environmental management to ISO 14001 standard and (b) has been externally certified as in compliance with that standard; and if he will make a statement. (81190)

The Department for Trade and Industry has operated an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to ISO 14001 since November 1999, which is compliant with the framework for sustainable development in Government. The EMS is a management tool used in achieving the Department's commitment to the environment. The certificate has been externally verified by a verification organisation certified by the United Kingdon Accreditation Service.