ISO 14001 is a standard for environmental management systems, with a goal of reducing the environmental footprint of a business and to decrease the impacts that a business may have on the environment.
The goal of this standard is to manage the overall environmental performance of the organization. ISO 14001 offers a process to be followed and is a source of guidance for introducing and adopting environmental management systems based on universal best practices.
Organizations trying to achieve compliance with the standard have to demonstrate that they have fulfilled five main requirements: setting up an environmental policy; policy planning; the implementation and operation of this policy; carrying out any necessary checking and corrective action; and periodic review of the policy. The policy must provide a framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets and these objectives must be documented and communicated to all employees. In order to put this environmental policy into place, roles and responsibilities must be designated to individuals who ensure the policy is being implemented and maintained in accordance with the international standard.
We are very proud to have registered our Environmental Management System under the ISO 14001 certification since 2012. As part of maintaining the certification, we must conduct periodical environmental compliance audits to verify we meet all Federal and Provincial regulatory requirements to ensure we continue to meet all aspects of protecting the environmental integrity of our terminal and surrounding areas.
Protecting our environment is of paramount importance to Canaport LNG and we are committed to a continued and improved level of environmental performance in all areas of our operations.