BELCO Maintains ISO 14001:2015 Standard for EMS Certification

Sep 16, 2022


Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) has successfully maintained its certification to the ISO 14001:2015 Standard for Environmental Management Systems. BELCO has been certified to the Standard since 2010.

The surveliance audit was carried out by Canada-based Certech Registration Inc. (Certech) between July 4-6, 2022.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) publishes International Standards developed by experts covering nearly all industries around the world. ISO, which is based out of Switzerland, has members from 161 countries.

ISO 14001:2015 is the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems. The Standard provides BELCO with a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs. BELCO’s certification to ISO 14001 reinforces the organisation’s aim of contributing to the environmental pillar of sustainability. In addition to meeting legal obligations, the Standard helps BELCO to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste, and consistently manage its environmental responsibilities in all aspects of its business operations.

In the report, Certech commented that BELCO’s internal audit programme is robust, detailed, and highlighted several strengths including that the BELCO EMS has remained effective through the ownership change and pandemic which is a good indicator of a well implemented environmental management system. Also, that there are excellent controls over the activities of the contractor performing demolition activities for the Asset Retirement Project.

BELCO President Wayne Caines said: “I’m pleased to report that BELCO continues to maintain our ISO 14001 Certification. BELCO is committed to environmental sustainability and is working towards becoming a renewable energy company. This certification demonstrates how our environmental management system has been embraced by our staff and become embedded in our corporate culture. The ISO Standard helps us to meet the expectations of our employees, customers, shareholders and industry stakeholders. I would like to thank all our dedicated employees who contribute to this success daily and continue to commit to the ongoing improvement and maintenance of BELCO’s integrated Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management System.” 

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