Harland Clarke Holdings (HCH), a group of industry-leading companies focused on connecting clients to their customers, announced that it has received the prestigious ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certification. This certification stands as a reflection of the organization’s long-term commitment to environmental protection, transparency, and customer satisfaction.
ISO 14001 is the most widely used environmental management standard. Obtaining it has been made tough, given that it has recently been updated to reflect modern business challenges. The certified program requires much more focus on leadership and strategic planning, proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm, improved environmental performance, lifecycle considerations for environmental aspects and a communications strategy, all aimed to provide more robust standards for environmental protection, performance, and sustainable growth and development.
“Our commitment and use of the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Standard is essential to the sustainability and promotes business growth while protecting the environment,” said Brian Skrobarcek, Director Sustainability, and Corporate Responsibility. “Receiving this certification is a testament to our long-term plans to continuously assess and improve our environmental footprint for the benefit of our team members, our clients, and the greater ecosystem.”
Harland Clarke Holdings’ businesses work hard towards minimizing the negative impacts on the environment, manage internal capabilities to measure improvement and drive sustainable performance. This helps build ongoing controls across the enterprise that drive systematic processes to reduce waste, conserve natural resources and pursue more eco-friendly initiatives.
“We are extremely proud of our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability as an integral part of our company,” says Victor Nichols, CEO of Harland Clarke Holdings. “Securing ISO certification for our environmental management system is a significant achievement that showcases our efforts in strengthening internal controls while generating ideas and solutions to improve our environment. We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to global sustainability.”