Management system and certification

We operate an integrated global management system (GMS) at our Corporate Real Estate & Logistics division, which interlinks quality and environmental management and ensures that similar processes are seamlessly managed. Through a Group-wide systematic reporting process, we monitor our environmental performance and implement appropriate improvement measures.

Environmental objectives and targets are defined centrally at our headquarters, but responsibility for implementing improvement measures also lies with the Corporate Real Estate & Logistics departments of the respective locations.

Up until 2013, our policy was to have our largest locations certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard ( We have since decided to move to a centralised approach and have the whole Corporate Real Estate & Logistics division certified globally according to ISO 14001. The certification process is well underway and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. As a result, all our employees will be working at locations covered by an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system in the future.