ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
The LSI SEMS planning process requires that we establish objectives, targets and programs to manage significant environmental aspects and risks. The objectives and targets take into account our commitment to: prevention of pollution; compliance with relevant EH&S regulatory, company and customer requirements; audit findings; feedback from top management reviews; views of interested parties such as employees, customers and shareholders, in addition to opportunities for continual improvement.
To fully realize our EH&S Policy
and drive continual improvement in EH&S performance, we maintain and implement a formal Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) which is third party certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to the ISO 14001
& OHSAS 18001
standards. ISO 14001* (environmental) and OHSAS 18001* (occupational health and safety) are management system standards1 built upon the total quality management concept of "Plan, Do, Check, Review."
To ensure effective implementation and operation of the SEMS, LSI has defined: roles and responsibilities; EH&S training, awareness and competence requirements; communication processes; emergency procedures and operational controls in the form of companywide (i.e., EH&S Worldwide Standards) and local EH&S procedures. Continual improvement in our SEMS is also driven by processes to monitor objectives/targets, evaluate compliance with legal and other requirements, conduct periodic internal audits in addition to a comprehensive corrective and preventive action program.
Finally, LSI SEMS & EH&S performance results are reviewed annually with top management to ensure its continuing adequacy and effectiveness as a business tool. Updates to our EH&S Policy, objectives, and other SEMS elements are made where necessary, in an effort to meet the challenge of continual improvement in our management system in order to deliver sustainable performance expected by our employees, customers, shareholders and communities.
* ISO 14001 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which establishes environmental management system (EMS) requirements for organizations of all types and sizes. Similarly, OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001 is a standard for implementing an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS). The intent of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 is to provide a quality based management system which supports continual improvement in prevention of pollution and reduction of safety hazard risks. These Standards are related to ISO 9001 in that they embed quality principle tools for guiding organizations to achieve and systematically improve their environmental, health and safety performance.