Edenred Proves its Green Credentials by Being Awarded Top European Standard for Environmental Management Practices

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Employee benefits programmes provider Edenred has added another ISO accreditation to its tally, this time recognising its commitment to identifying and controlling its environmental management.

Employee benefits programmes provider Edenred has added another ISO accreditation to its tally, this time recognising its commitment to identifying and controlling its environmental management.

The ISO 14001:2004 is a Europe-wide standard, which lays down benchmarks for any organisation which wants to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system.

It also requires the company to demonstrate that it conforms to the standard which it lays down for all its operations in all the environmental factors within its control.

As part of its efforts to improve its operations in order to meet the new standard, Edenred had to show that it had initiatives in place with the aims of reducing its energy consumption, and fostering awareness of sustainability issues among its workforce by encouraging them to participate in the 'Reduce, Re-use, Recycle' scheme.

Edenred also had to satisfy the assessors that it was committed to supporting environmental projects in the community around its base, on the edge of the ancient city of Chester in north-west England.

As part of its commitment to spreading knowledge about the requirement for and benefits of companies having an environmental management strategy, Edenred has also introduced a new 'E.Hub' on its website.

This is designed to be a forum for the exchange of knowledge and best practice in the sphere of environmental management.

And Edenred UK Marketing Director, Andy Philpott, said the granting of ISO 14001:2004 status to the company showed that the company practised what it was preaching to its business partners.

"Good corporate citizenship is at the heart of our approach to business," he said.

"The new ISO certificate shows our commitment to minimising and continually improving the impact of our business on the environment."

Notes to editors
Edenred, is the world leader in prepaid corporate services, designing and delivering solutions that make employees’ lives easier and improving the efficiency of organisations. By ensuring that allocated funds are used specifically as intended, these solutions enable companies to more effectively manage their:

Employee Benefits: Luncheon Vouchers®, Childcare Vouchers®, Cycle2Work, Edenred’s Flexible Benefits, Employee Savings, Total Reward Statements, MyWorkOffers®
Expense Management: Premium Card, Eyecare Vouchers®, Clean Way® Vouchers
Incentives, Rewards & Motivation: Compliments Select, Compliments® Card, Compliments® Experiences, Incentive Award Card, Capital Bonds®, Single Store Vouchers, Travel Clubs, Webcentiv®
Communications Services: A comprehensive range of solutions to help organisations engage and motivate their staff

The Group also supports public institutions in managing their social programs.

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