Lek Awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate

5. 7. 2001

Ljubljana, July 5th – The International ISO 14001 Certificate specifies the requirements of an environmental management system. The Slovenian Institute of Quality and Metrology certified Lek’s environmental protection system. The award of the ISO 14004 Certificate coincides with International Environment Day celebrations and the opening of an exhibition of children’s art at the Lek Gallery that displays some of the results of the Water Detective Workshop.

Lek’s Environmental Policy is a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. It involves the planning and carrying out of various environmental programs, as well as monitoring and evaluating all aspects of our environmental performance. This all-inclusive approach to the environment was initiated years ago when we began to systematically introduce and adopt different elements of environmental protection management system to achieve goals wich include: pollution reduction and reduction of environmental risks to the lowest possible levels, energy consumption optimisation, environmental friendly waste disposal, and environment related costs and expenses optimisation.

As part of the process of obtaining the ISO 14001 Certificate, Lek made its environmental policy clear and transparent to the public at large. This open environmental policy is the foundation stone of our responsibility to the environment as well as an integral part of the business management and organizational culture of Lek.

To celebrate the successful award of the ISO 14001 Certificate as well as the International Environment Day, we opened an exhibition of children’s drawings at the Lek Gallery. These drawings were done in conjunction with Lek’s Water Detective Workshop, organized in cooperation with the Institute for Comprehensive Development and Environment (ICRO). This workshop is part of Lek’s broader strategy aimed at implementing our environmental policy by raising the environmental consciousness of youth and promoting their positive attitudes to the importance of clean water and wetlands. The exhibition at the Lek Gallery will be open from July 6th to July 11th.