PwC awarded international health, safety and environment accreditations

20 March, 2018

Pictured are (l-r): Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Director, CG Business Consulting; Paul Tuite, PwC's Chief Operating Officer, PwC Ireland and Michael Brophy, CEO, Certification Europe.

PwC is delighted to announce that it has been awarded two important accreditations by Certification Europe. The Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification 18001, recognises the highest standards in employee health and safety. The second award, developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), 14001 Environmental Management System confirms that PwC meets international industry specific environmental standards. 

 

"As a firm we are very conscious of minimising our environmental footprint and developing our business in a safe and sustainable manner."

Paul Tuite PwC's Chief Operating Officer, PwC Ireland

Speaking at the Awards' announcement, Paul Tuite, PwC's Chief Operating Officer, said: "These awards are reflective of our commitment to excellence in everything we do and are directly aligned to our values of 'making a difference' and 'caring'. Our success is due to the hard work and dedication of all of our people who make both health and safety and sustainability key priorities. As a firm we are very conscious of minimising our environmental footprint and developing our business in a safe and sustainable manner. These awards prove that we are achieving the highest standards in both of these important areas and we are delighted to have received the accreditations."

Michael Brophy, CEO, Certification Europe, added: "Certification Europe is delighted to announce the Certification of ISO 14001 Environmental and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety to PwC. As a leading professional services firm in Ireland it is great to see an organisation implement not one but two management systems and integrate them together. By achieving OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certification, PwC is taking responsibility for the wellbeing of its people and customers while setting a robust example for the pofessional services Industry in relation to the impact on the environment. Certification to these standards now provides a platform to continuously  improve on the standards they have set, and we look forward to working with PwC in the future." 

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Notes to editor
Examples of where PwC have made a difference in these two areas include:

  1. PwC is one of the first organisations to introduce compostable cups, thus saving more than 50,000 cups annually that were previously sent to landfill.
  2. PwC has almost halved its carbon footprint since 2011.

 

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About OHSAS 18001
The Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification 18001 is an international standard which provides a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety in the workplace. Implementing the standard sends a clear message that employee's health and safety is a priority within an organisation. 

About ISO 14001
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of an organisation's products, services and processes. By completing ISO 14001 certification an organisation can be assured that its environmental management system meets international industry specific environmental standards. 

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