Dutch-based operation says the certification follows an extensive audit by Lloyd’s Register.
ARN, an organization founded by the Dutch automotive industry, has announced that its post-shredder recycling technology facility in Tiel, Netherlands has been audited by Lloyd’s Register and has achieved ISO 14001 certification. ARN says that the organization applied for the certification last year.
ARN, which carries as its main objective recycling 95 percent of the end-of-life vehicles in the country, says that receiving the certification emphasizes that ARN Recycling has developed a thorough and proactive environmental policy.
"We already met most requirements for ISO 14001, although we obviously still need to take the necessary steps," says Marcel van der Veer, quality and environment manager at ARN Recycling. “There is good policy and support within the organization that is essential in order to complete this project."
Van der Veer adds that “ARN set an example when it comes to environmental policy and compliance with laws and regulations regarding the environment. And because every seven months an external audit takes place, we also keep our processes in order.”
ISO 14001 is a globally recognized standard for the design and certification of environmental management systems.