Certifications in 2018
At the same time, in order to facilitate the local implementation of the new ISO 14001 requirements, the Group updated its procedures relating to its Environmental Management Systems (pursuant to ISO 14001:2015) and Security Management Systems (pursuant to OHSAS 18001:2007), which are basic reference documents that local organisations are required to adopt and integrate into their own systems, in a manner consistent with their specific situations.
They were revised in order to improve their application as guidelines for the local implementation and maintenance of the systems. These efforts made it possible to complete the update of the procedures to the 2015 version of the ISO 14001 standards at all certified plants. The percentage of Prysmian plants that have been certified has remained essentially stable (with some limited variation) at 95% for ISO 14001 and 78% for OHSAS 18001 (Prysmian Group perimeter without General Cable). Within the Group, various organisations (R&D, installation activities, distribution centres, etc.) have also been certified.