GP gets ISO certificate for green operations

DHAKA, Dec 15, 2016 (BSS) -Mobile phone operator Grameenphone has received ISO 14001:2004 certification for adopting Environment Management System (EMS).

The Certificate was handed over to Grameenphone CEO Petter B Furberg by Ramesh Koregave, Director, Certification of Bureau Veritas on December 14 at GPHouse, a press release said today.

Grameenphone's Chief Technology Officer Medhat ELHusseiny, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Mahmud Hossain, Chief Human Resources Officer Mohammed Shariful Islam, Head of Regional Operations M Abdur Raihan and other officials were present on the occasion.

Grameenphone adopted EMS in 2010 and now it has been rolled out to each and every process of the company that is relevant to environment.

The Environmental Management System of Grameenphone was designed to reduce the company's CO2 footprint from its operations as well as improve environmental performance through efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

In December 2015, GP has taken initiatives to certify its EMS as per ISO 14001:2004 standards. After the two stage comprehensive audit, conducted by International Certification Body "Bureau Veritas", a certification to ISO 14001 was issued; confirming that Grameenphone's environmental management system (EMS) meets with international industry-specific environmental standards.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)