95% of Tieto covered by environmental certificates
“95% ISO 14001 certification coverage means we reached our target to have all offices with more than 50 employees certified and covered by our Environmental Management System (EMS),” says Christer Mattsson, Head of Corporate Responsibility. “The EMS consists of processes, competences, governance and organization, communication and information, and tools, facilitating environmental work and efficiency in local business operations.”
The ISO 14001 standard requires that an organization considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, waste management, and resource use and efficiency. Tieto’s climate initiative focuses on how to increase energy efficiency in offices and data centres, and how to reduce business travel. Naturally, we also strive to handle our waste and use of materials and chemicals in an environmentally responsible way.
Several ISO 14001 certification projects were conducted during 2015, in Norway and Sweden among other places, resulting in the 95% global coverage (measured in terms of employees). During the spring, certification activities have continued to ensure compliance and fulfillment of our ISO 14001 certification target. We are also working on transitioning to new version of ISO 14001:2015 which is intended to continually improve performance in environmental management area.
“Along with the ISO 14001 certification roadmap we have managed to develop our environmental work successfully during the past years, helping to reach our environmental targets. As one concrete example, one of our targets is to decrease indirect energy consumption by 3.5% annually. In 2015, indirect energy consumption decreased by 9%,” continues Christer Mattsson. “Environmental certification is also requested by our customers, mirroring the increased focus on sustainability in society in general.”
At Tieto, the EMS is integrated into our company-wide business system, Tieto Way, thus enabling clear links to other core processes. A responsive user interface makes it possible to access the EMS from any device.