Enviro-Mark®NZ is an internet-based business standard for Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management. Five levels of certification enable systems to be developed in stages. It was originally developed in England for major multinational corporations as a tool to help their multi-site businesses, to train staff and manage progress. It is now operating in several countries and has been adapted for New Zealand conditions and legislation by Landcare Research www.landcareresearch.co.nz
It is suitable both as an entry-level tool and for those heading for ISO 14001 or higher. There are five levels of certification, bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond. Businesses can work through the successive levels at their own pace and stop at whichever level is the most appropriate for their needs. It differs from other environmental management systems (EMSs) in that the first stage requires compliance with health and safety as well as environmental legislation. Enviro-Mark®NZ contains all the components of ISO14001 and once companies have reached the fifth level, Diamond they are deemed to be ISO14001 ready. To achieve bronze, silver, gold, platinum, or diamond certification, each organisation is third party audited by approved Enviro-Mark®NZ auditors.
More details available from www.enviro-mark.co.nz