Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has successfully passed the ISO 14001 certification audit for its flight operations division and received the official certificate from the TÜV Rheinland (Technischer Überwachungsverein). This certificate is valid for three years and Cargolux will have to undergo an annual surveillance audit to maintain its certification.
Companies such as Cargolux are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance by controlling the impact of their activities, products and services on the environment, consistent with their environmental policy and objectives. They do so in the context of increasingly stringent legislation, the development of economic policies and other measures that foster environmental protection and increased concern about environmental matters and sustainable development.
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. The work of preparing international standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees.
ISO 14001 certification is an international recognition which demonstrates that Cargolux has adopted an environmental policy and implemented an Environmental Management System, through which the airline monitors and seeks to continuously reduce its impact on the environment, notably in terms of atmospheric emissions and noise generation. The ISO-appointed auditors further certified that Cargolux complies with all applicable environmental legislation and is monitoring developments in this field, and that an appropriate training system has been put in place to inform Cargolux’s staff on environment-related issues.
Cargolux expects to receive ISO 14001 certification for its maintenance and engineering division later in the year.