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 and
OHSAS 18001 standards. ISO 14001* (environmental) and OHSAS 18001* (occupational
health and safety) are management system standards built upon the total quality
management concept of "Plan, Do, Check, Review."
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 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 and 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.