Environmental Policy and Objectives
CertiCell is committed to protecting the environment while utilizing resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. To support our commitment, all levels of our organization will work to:
Maintain standards to meet or exceed all relevant environmental regulations, and other applicable requirements.
Continuously improve our environmental performance and stewardship, pollution prevention and Environmental Management System activities.
Remain steadfast with our commitment to the prevention of damage to the environment as we set and review measurable environmental objectives and targets.
Effectively communicate our environmental commitment, performance, and policy to our employees, our stakeholders and the public.
CertiCell has established and maintains an environmental management system, the requirements and scope are described in this manual.
This manual and the environmental management system outlined apply to all CertiCell-Louisville employees, visitors and contractors for the repair and refurbishment of mobile devices.
Top management has defined CertiCell environmental policy and has ensured that it
is appropriate to the nature, scale and environmental impacts of its activities, products and services;
includes a commitment to continual improvement and prevention of pollution;
includes a commitment to comply with relevant environmental legislation and regulations, and with other requirements to which it subscribes;
provides the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets;
is documented, implemented, maintained and communicated to all employees;
is available to the public.
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP01) that identifies the environmental aspects of its activities and products that it can control and over which it can be expected to have an influence, in order to determine those which have or can have significant impacts on the environment. CertiCell has ensured that the aspects related to these significant impacts are considered in setting its environmental objectives. This information is kept up-to-date.
Legal and other requirements
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP01) that identifies and determines access to legal and other requirements to which CertiCell subscribes, that are applicable to the environmental aspects of its activities and products.
Objectives and targets
CertiCell has established and maintains documented environmental objectives and targets, at each relevant function and level within the organization on documented Position Descriptions.
When establishing and reviewing these objectives, CertiCell considers the legal and other requirements, its significant environmental aspects, its technological options and its financial, operational and business requirements, and the views of interested parties.
These objectives and targets are consistent with CertiCell environmental policy, including its commitment to prevention of pollution.
Environmental Management Program
CertiCell has established and maintains a program (ESP05) for achieving its objectives and targets. This program includes
designation of responsibility for achieving objectives and targets at each relevant function and level of the organization
the means and time-frame by which they are to be achieved
If a project relates to new developments and new or modified activities or products, the program is amended where relevant to ensure that environmental management applies to such projects.
Structure and responsibility
The roles, responsibility and authorities have been defined, documented and communicated (ESP05) through the Organizational Chart and Position Descriptions in order to facilitate effective environmental management.
CertiCell management has provided resources essential to the implementation and control of the environmental management system. Resources include human resources and specialized skills, technology and financial resources.
CertiCell top management has appointed a specific management representative who, irrespective of other responsibilities, has the defined roles, responsibilities and authority for
ensuring the environmental management system requirements are established, implemented and maintained in accordance with this International Standard
reporting on the performance of the environmental management system to top management for review and as a basis for improvement of the environmental management system.
Training, awareness and competence
CertiCell has identified training needs and requires that all personnel, whose work may create a significant impact upon the environment, have received appropriate training.
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP06) to make its employees or members at each relevant function and level aware of
the importance of conformance with the environmental policy and procedures and with the requirements of this environmental management system;
the significant environmental impacts, actual or potential, of their work activities and the environmental benefits of improved personal performance;
their roles and responsibilities in achieving conformance with the environmental policy and procedures and with the requirements of the environmental management system, including emergency preparedness and response requirements;
the potential consequences of departure from specified operating procedures.
Personnel performing the tasks which can cause significant environmental impacts are competent on the basis of appropriate education, training and/or experience.
With regard to its environmental aspects and environmental management system, CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP07) for
internal communication between the various levels and functions within the organization;
reiving, documenting and responding to relevant communication from external interested parties.
CertiCell has considered its processes for external communication on significant environmental aspects and recorded its decision.
Environmental Management System documentation
CertiCell has established and maintains this Environmental Manual, in paper and electronic form, that
describes the core elements of the environmental management system and their interaction;
provides direction to related documentation.
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP04) for controlling all documents required by this International Standard to ensure that
they can be located;
they are periodically reviewed, revised as necessary and approved for adequacy by authorized personnel;
the current versions of relevant documents are available at all locations where operations essential to the effective functioning of the environmental management system are performed;
obsolete documents are promptly removed from all points of issue and points of use, or otherwise assured against unintended use;
any obsolete documents retained for legal and/or knowledge preservation purposes are suitably identified.
Documentation is legible, dated (with dates of revision) and readily identifiable, maintained in an orderly manner and retained for a specified period. Procedures and responsibilities have been established and are maintained concerning the creation and modification of the various types of documents.
CertiCell has identified the operations and activities that are associated with the identified significant environmental aspects in line with its policy, objectives and targets. CertiCell plans these activities, including maintenance, in order to ensure that they are carried out under specified conditions by
establishing and maintaining documented work instructions to cover situations where their absence could lead to deviations from the environmental policy and the objectives and targets;
stipulating operating criteria in the work instructions;
establishing and maintaining work instructions related to the identifiable significant environmental aspects of goods and services used by CertiCell and communicating relevant procedures and requirements to suppliers and contractors.
Emergency preparedness and response
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP02) to identify potential for and respond to accidents and emergency situations, and for preventing and mitigating the environmental impacts that may be associated with them.
CertiCell reviews and revises, where necessary, its emergency preparedness and response procedure, in particular, after the occurrence of accidents or emergency situations.
CertiCell also periodically tests these procedures where practical.
Monitoring and measurement
CertiCell has established and maintains a documented procedure (ESP08) to monitor and measure, on a regular basis, the key characteristics of its operation and activities that can have a significant impact on the environment. This includes recording information to track performance, relevant operational controls and conformance with CertiCell environmental objectives and targets.
Monitoring equipment is calibrated and maintained and records of this process are retained according to CertiCell procedure (ESP07).
CertiCell has established and maintains a documented procedure (ESP01) for periodically evaluating compliance with relevant environmental legislation and regulations.
Nonconformance and Corrective and Preventive Action
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP08) for defining responsibility and authority for handling and investigating nonconformance, taking action to mitigate any impacts caused and for initiating and completing corrective and preventive action.
Any corrective or preventive actions taken to eliminate the causes of actual or potential significant nonconformance’s are appropriate to the magnitude of problems and commensurate with the environmental impact encountered.
CertiCell implements and records any changes in the documented procedures resulting from corrective and preventive action.
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP04) for the identification, maintenance and disposition of environmental records. These records include training records and the results of internal audits and reviews.
Environmental records are legible, identifiable and traceable to the activity or product involved. Environmental records are stored and maintained in such a way that they are readily retrievable and protected against damage, deterioration or loss. Their retention times are established and recorded.
Records are maintained, as appropriate to the system and to the organization, to demonstrate conformance to the requirements to this International Standard.
Environmental Management System Audit
CertiCell has established and maintains a procedure (ESP08) for periodic environmental management system audits to be carried out, in order to
determine whether or not the environmental management system
conforms to planned arrangements for environmental management including the requirements of this International Standard; and
has been properly implemented and maintained; and
provide information on the results of audits to management.
CertiCell audit program, including the audit schedule, is based on the environmental importance of the activity concerned and the results of previous audits. In order to be comprehensive, the audit procedure covers the audit scope, frequency and methodologies, as well as the responsibilities and requirements for conducting audits and reporting results.
CertiCell top management, at defined intervals, reviews the environmental management system to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.
The management review process ensures that the necessary information is collected to allow management to carry out this evaluation. This review is documented.
The management review addresses the possible need for changes to policy, objectives and other elements of the environmental management system, in light of the environmental management system audit results, changing circumstances and the commitment to continuous improvement.
Environmental Aspects & Hazards