IOM Awarded Environmental Accreditation (ISO 14001)

Date: 29 March 2012

Following a successful audit of our environmental systems and operating practices, the IOM is pleased to announce that we have gained ISO 14001 accreditation.

ISO 14001 is an international standard specifying processes for the control and improvement of an organisation's environmental performance. The standard requires companies to put in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) in order to reduce their environmental impact.

To ensure that we continue to minimise the impact of our business activities on the environment, we have over the past few months been working towards gaining ISO 14001 accreditation.

IOM has always placed great importance on our environmental responsibilities and we have, for some considerable time, been monitoring our environmental impact, and setting targets by which to improve our environmental performance.

The ISO14001 certification process has provided us with a formal framework within which we have been able to review all our operations for their environmental impact, confirm we have systems / procedures in place to minimise this impact and set environmental targets on the use of resources and our emissions.

Our commitment does not stop with gaining certification.

We will continue to monitor and review our operations and targets to ensure we drive sustained improvements in our environmental performance, thus strengthening our on-going commitment to sustainability.

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