MADISON, Wis., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities' statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, recently achieved NSF certification to ISO 14001:2004, which represents the highest level of international recognition for managing environmental impacts and instituting a culture of corporate social responsibility.
"This certification underscores Focus on Energy's commitment to integrating environmental risk assessment, planning, and impact mitigation into every aspect of our operations," said William S. Haas, director of program administration.
To obtain ISO 14001:2004 certification, Focus on Energy developed an Energy and Sustainability Management System to address its impact on the environment and society and to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The system provides a framework for continual improvement of energy and environmental performance and strives to reduce Focus on Energy's operational costs, energy and materials consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste.
As part of the certification, Focus on Energy commits to the following:
- Sustainability: Focus on Energy will commit to sustainability initiatives including waste minimization, recycling and green procurement practices.
- Compliance with Legal and Other Requirements: Focus on Energy will remain committed to complying with or exceeding all applicable federal, state and local requirements.
- Social Responsibility: Focus on Energy will consider societal, environmental, cultural, legal, political and organizational diversity in its decisions and actions.
- Continual Improvement in Energy Sustainability and Performance: Focus on Energy will make available the information and resources necessary to achieve its objectives and targets established within its Energy and Sustainability Management System.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.
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