Eng. Ilaria Tonella, Security Environmental System Manager in Wittur Spa, has replied to some question about the new certification as follows:
1) Why did Wittur Spa embark on Environmental management standard certification path?
Wittur group expectations, the whole market and our customers have been an incentive to take the path of Environmental management standard certification according to UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 norms.
As everyone knows, the attention to the environment in all its aspects is an issue of utmost importance in the logic of sustainable development that doesn’t compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Within the company, it’s important to reach a balance between raw material employment and the need to preserve the environment.
A structured Environmental Management System is a useful tool for managing legislative requirements and for our plant improvement in comparison with nearby communities.
2) What are the steps to achieve this prestigious award?
Wittur S.p.A. has been working for ten years according to the procedures that have ensured compliance with the norms, checking resources consumption and environmental management. Last year the management decided to revise the system to comply with UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 norms. The environmental management standard certification path took place during 2010 and finished in March 2011 with final audit of the system.
It was a project to revise and complete the exising documentation in order to to lay the foundations for management improvement through the development and the periodical targets review.
3) How have the employees integrated in the project?
From the beginning my colleagues have been well involved in the project. People are very sensitive to environmental issues, so it’s easy to raise their enthusiasm.
Therefore during the last training there was a great number of partecipants and a lot of improvement suggestions.
4) What are the next steps for the future development?
Wittur S.p.A. defines and organizes all the activities to target the Environmental Management System improvement. It will pay its attention to the production processes, the products, the suppliers and to the whole related activities.
Through the updating of the best available technologies Wittur S.p.A. aims to achieve both excellence in components and excellence in environmental matters according to Wittur group policy.