ISO 14001 & going carbon neutral

ISO 14001 & going carbon neutral

We’re pleased to say that after the completion and recertification of our ISO 27001:2013 information management standard, we are now pursuing certification in ISO 14001:2015, the environmental standard.

What is ISO 14001:2015?

As per the official document, ISO 14001 is described as “An Environmental Management System, or EMS, is a systematic and process-driven approach to controlling those aspects of your business that have a significant impact on the environment. The system is proven to make business owners and managers be more aware of their environmental responsibilities, including legal and regulatory accountabilities, and being able to manage and control the associated risks.”

How does ISO 14001 benefit us and our Clients?

ISO 14001 reassures our clients that we’re internationally recognised for our EMS – this means we’re consistently trying to improve our environmental performance by reducing waste and using more efficient, reusable products as opposed to one-time uses. The end-goal for us here at Cypher Media is to be completely carbon neutral, this will take time to achieve but we are confident that we will get there. Having ISO 27001 & 14001 enhances our credibility and reassures our client that they are working with a sustainable and reliable organisation.

How will we strive to achieve carbon neutrality?

In the upcoming few years, we’re insistent on creating carbon-neutral – or as close to as we can be – conferences & events as well as being carbon neutral in the other areas in which we work. We’ll be cutting down 1-time-use items & focussing on using reusable resources, but for when that isn’t possible, such as when we’re flying, we’ll be taking part in carbon offsetting schemes to offset our carbon footprint. These schemes will calculate our carbon emissions, organisation-wide, and offsetting them by joining a carbon offsetting scheme.

When are we looking at getting certified?

Following on from our ISO 14001 initial assessment earlier this week, we are aiming to be certificated before the end of March this year, so keep your eyes peeled for an update on our certification progress.