Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:14 pm
By Daniels Ekugo
Fidson Healthcare Plc, a leading pharmaceutical company in Nigeria has bagged the Environmental Management System (EMS) certification, in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015, the world’s most widely recognized standard for Environmental Management Systems which minimizes the impact of the company’s operations, activities, products and services on the environment.
EMS is intended for utilization by organizations seeking to manage their environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability while maintaining an eco-friendly environment.
Presenting the certification at Fidson’s corporate head office in Lagos, CEO & Managing Partner – 4 Quarters Consultancy Limited (a support firm on EMS Certification), Samuel Sawah noted that Fidson received this certification having met all specified requirements that must be deployed in enhancing environmental performance.
Sawah said ISO 14001:2015 ensures an organization achieves the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and other interested parties in consistency with the organization’s environmental policy. These management systems include the enhancement of environmental performance, fulfilment of compliance obligations and achievement of environmental objectives.
Responding to Sawah’s remarks, Managing Director, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Dr Fidelis Ayebae thanked the body for the certification and noted that the company’s commitment to maintaining the EMS standards, is not only to enhance its environmental performance and manage legal compliance to environmental responsibilities, but also to set the pace for other manufacturing companies by demonstrating its commitment to humanity and environmental preservation.
“In a society where organizations and even the citizens pays less attention to the impact of their operations and activities to the environment, we at FIDSON choose to set the pace for others to follow because as an indigenous manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, we say that ‘We Value Life’ and this implies that we must truly show that we value life by strictly adhering to environmental policies and regulations”, he added.
The EMS certification, which is one of the many feats achieved by the company in recent times, is another demonstration of the company’s commitment to positively impacting humanity as parts of its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) initiative, focused on Children’s education, health and environment, and in alignment with its corporate slogan – ‘…we value life’.