Red Funnel’s environmental management system has recently been accredited to the latest ISO 14001:2015 standard by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
The company first achieved accreditation to ISO 14001:2004 back in 2011 and at the time Red Funnel was one of the first ferry companies in Europe to achieve the standard. The updated 2015 standard includes new requirements relating to the context of the organisation, its leadership, strategic environmental management, risk and opportunities, life-cycle perspective, value chain control and influence, performance evaluation and auditing.
The successful transition to the updated standard demonstrates that managing the company’s environmental footprint is a key priority for the business and that the environmental management system is focused not only on legal compliance but also improving environmental sustainability.
Commenting on this achievement, Kevin George, Red Funnel’s Chairman and CEO said “We work hard to minimise our environmental impact and it is rewarding to have achieved the transition to the latest version of the ISO 14001 standard. Our environmental management system provides an excellent framework for making policy and process changes that help improve our environmental performance as well as delivering other tangible benefits for customers.”