National Grid has a long history of protecting the environment. Our environmental programs have matured through effective implementation of our environmental management system (EMS). We acted many years ago to adopt the International Standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001, and we have established, implemented and maintained our system following the guidelines of that standard. We believe this provides the best opportunity to manage our environmental impacts and to continually improve our environmental performance.
Through our environmental management system, we have:
- identified our significant impacts to the environment, our risks and our opportunities,
- ensured we have the necessary processes and controls in place to minimize such impacts and risks,
- documented our system in a formal EMS Manual,
- trained our employees and those working on our behalf in our control processes and procedures,
- implemented active monitoring and measurement of our environmental performance, and
- established specific environmental objectives which demonstrate continual improvement.
- Beginning in 1999, National Grid's Investment Recovery operation was registered as conforming to the ISO 14001 standard. Since then we have acted to bring all of our environmentally sensitive operations into the scope and control of our environmental management system. In 2016, our management system was modified to conform to the latest version of the ISO 14001 standard and was again registered to be in conformance to the updated standard.
We are extremely proud of our environmental accomplishments. As we look to the future, we do so with great confidence that our commitments to care for the environment and continual improvement are well engrained and provide effective management of our activities for the benefit of our customers and the communities we serve.