The level and scope of the environmental systems are adapted to suit individual companies’ requirements; however, common for all companies is compliance with the main principles of the ISO improvement cycle, where continual improvement is an important principle.
The Group company which has the greatest impact on the environment, Hafslund Varme, has been certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 environment standard. The company’s head office at Drammensveien 144 has also been certified as an Environmental Beacon (Miljøfyrtårn), while the conference centre at Hafslund Manor is due to be certified under the same scheme in early 2012.
A number of monitoring and reporting systems have been put in place to keep track of the Group’s environmental impact. For example, emissions to air from waste-to-energy plants are monitored 24 hours a day. If authority thresholds are exceeded, remedial measures are immediately implemented.