Perth, WA (PRWEB) March 12, 2009
The Water Corporation has been recognised for its commitment to the environment by being granted certification through SAI Global to the International Standard, ISO 14001, for Environmental Management Systems. This initial certification covers areas of the Corporation with the biggest environmental risks: Water Technologies Division; Customer Services Division; and part of the Business Services Division. Certification is planned for the rest of the organisation by the end of 2009.
SAI Global, Australia's leading certification body, provided the independent audit and assessment services against the Standard. The Water Corporation can now proudly display the well-recognised "Five Ticks" Environmental Standards Mark™ in the certified areas.
Around two million people throughout Western Australia benefit from the essential services that the Water Corporation provides, including sewerage, drinking water and drainage services. These services are susceptible to and can present unique environmental risks.
"This is a major initiative by the Water Corporation to ensure high environmental performance," said Sue Murphy, CEO of the Water Corporation. "It reflects the Corporation's commitment to managing a sustainable environment across, what is arguably, one of the largest geographic areas in the world covered by a single Environmental Management System."
The Environmental Management System (EMS) will help the Water Corporation in: compliance; management of environmental risks; continual improvement; standardising environmental management; and ensuring a robust, world leading system.
About SAI Global
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About Water Corporation
The Water Corporation provides world-class water and wastewater services to thousands of households, businesses and farms in towns and communities spread over 2.5 million square kilometres. They also maintain drainage and irrigation services for both residential and commercial properties.
The Water Corporation's activities and services to customers include: 103 wastewater treatment plants; 259 water treatment plants; 110 dams and weirs; 1086 wastewater pump stations; 60 recycled water schemes.
The "Security through Diversity" approach to future water needs balances building and managing a portfolio of water supply and demand programs while balancing environmental, social and economic outcomes.