ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 was developed in 1996.  This voluntary standard for international environmental systems contains specifications for creating and managing environmental management systems.

Benefits of implementing ISO 14001 include:

  • Reduced waste and energy use
  • Increased recycling
  • Improved compliance with regulations
  • Improved workplace conditions
  • Positive community relations
  • Enhanced customer and industry perceptions

In North America, Volvo sites certified to ISO 14001 Standard include Volvo Trucks North America corporate offices, the New River Valley plant, and Volvo Powertrain North America in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The New River Valley plant has been awarded an "Exemplary Environmental Enterprise" or E4 under the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program.  This designation indicates that NRV is a facility with both a fully-implemented environmental management system and pollution prevention program, as well as demonstrated performance.

Additionally, the New River Valley plant was awarded the Gold Medal for the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award.  This awards program encourages Virginia's industries to implement the state's pollution prevention policy and to practice excellent environmental stewardshp by recognizing outstanding efforts in these areas each year.