Safety & Environment
The Con Edison Environmental Management System (EMS) is certified to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 standard. The purpose of the ISO 14001:2015 standard is to provide a framework and systematic approach to environmental management. ISO 14001:2015 requires a commitment from all levels of the Con Edison organization, led by the top management, to environmental protection through pollution prevention and continuous improvement. ISO 14001 certification gives Con Edison and their stakeholders a means of verification that the EMS is operating at a world-class standard.
Con Edison though implementation of an ISO 14001 certified EMS is committed to:
- Improving safety and environmental performance
- Strengthening regulatory compliance
- Enhancing relationships with our stakeholders
- Identifying and reducing significant EH&S risk potential
- Promoting wise and effective use of natural resources
We have, over 18 consecutive years, maintained ISO 14001 certification through a rigorous third-party certification process. In 2017, our certification was upgraded from ISO 14001:2004 to the new ISO 14001:2015 standard by a two-week audit conducted by Intertek Testing Services NA, a third-party auditor. We received our re-certification in 2020.
Our chemical laboratory operations are third-party certified to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005, general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories standard.