Systematic environmental work
The supplier’s systematic environmental work is vital for securing that the supplier has resources and routines for fulfilling the sustainability criteria, and work on continuous improvement of their environmental performance.
- Qualification requirement
- General criteria
The supplier shall have routines for systematic environmental work that include the activities covered by the contract. The routines must be documented and at least comprise the following points:
- Routines for identifying, setting objectives and action plans on important environmental aspects.
- Routines for running follow-up and improvement of set objectives and action plans, in connection to the important environmental aspects.
- Routines to secure compliance to relevant environment legislation.
- Routines to register/investigate, and manage environment accident and environment deviations.
- Routines for continuous education of employees regarding environmental issues.
- Routines for continuous improvement of the suppliers’ environment performance and updates of concerned action plans.
- Routines for control and management of information about hazardous substances that are present in the products, as well as routines for substitution of chemicals. The routines must at least comprise the Reach Candidate List substances1, and the restricted substances according to the RoHs Directive2.
1 Regulation (EC) nr 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), article 59.
2 Directive 2011/65/EU, on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
- The tenderer’s certification according to ISO 14 001, EMAS, or environment management standards, based on relevant European or international standards.
- Supplier’s own documented system that at least includes the above points, and auditing records from the external audit conducted. The documentation must be no more than one year old at the last day of the tender period, and must be signed by the authorized representative of the supplier and the external auditor.
- Check that the certificate is valid.
- Requests an audit report from the external audit conducted of the supplier's own documented quality system.
- The supplier annually reports the routines to the contracting authority. This includes reporting on environmental objectives and improvement measures to reduce the environmental impact when performing the services or delivering the products.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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