New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd is proud to announce that is has been audited by TELARC and achieved its first ISO 14001 certification. In 2010, NZP implemented a specific program within the company to manage the environmental system and drive forward its sustainability initiative. Part of the long term goals of the environmental management system is to ensure the system itself met a recognized effective global standard.
The ISO 14001 standard was chosen because the ISO standards are recognized in over 160 countries and NZP is an export focused company, specializing in manufacturing bile acids and carbohydrate pharmaceutical intermediates and ingredients. NZP’s environmental system was audited for the first time in November 2012 and was successfully awarded certification. Although certification could have been sought at an earlier date, it was important to allow time to be able to demonstrate that the system was actually working for the NZP environment, not just meeting the standard. All of the NZP management and staff are proud of this achievement, demonstrating commitment from everyone at NZP ensuring environmental aspects form part of the considerations in its everyday actions.