ISO14001 - Transport for Greater Manchester's Environmental Management System
As a public body, Transport for Greater Manchester understands that it has a responsibility to protect the environment. We are committed to a year-on-year improvement in our environmental performance.
Transport for Greater Manchester has voluntarily implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) in conformance with the internationally recognised standard ISO14001:2004. We first achieved external certification to ISO14001 in April 2008, and have retained certification on two occasions. See our Certificate. The EMS has been designed to reflect the objectives and targets within our Environmental Policy. ISO14001:2004 has helped to monitor and measure our environmental risks and implements a system to control and manage these risks effectively.
The benefits of ISO14001:2004 to our organisation have included the prevention of pollution, a commitment to compliance with environmental legislation, awareness and communication of environmental issues. Transport for Greater Manchester's ISO14001:2004 certification demonstrates our on-going commitment to improving environmental performance.
Most EMS standards encourage organisations to follow The Denning Cycle, which consists of four integrated stages.