Environmental management

Yorkshire Water operates an Environmental Management System that has been certified to the international standard ISO14001 since 2004. We use our EMS to identify and manage environmental risk and opportunities for efficiency and are looking forward to being certified to the new  version of the standard shortly.

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We use our EMS to identify and manage environmental risk and opportunities for efficiency and are looking forward to being certified to the new  version of the standard shortly.

Our EMS sits alongside our other management systems, such as our Quality Management System, our Asset Management System and our Occupational Health and Safety Management System within an Integrated Management System (IMS). Our top level commitment to environmental and quality performance can be found in our Quality & Environmental Policy.

Yorkshire Water is committed to being a resilient organisation and to ensure that we achieve this we have introduced a new Organisational Resilience Policy to shape and drive our approach across all of our activities. This policy is available on our Resilience page

Our IMS is certified to ISO9001, ISO45001 & ISO55001 in addition to ISO14001 as mentioned above, for which we undergo an annual external audit to ensure that we meet the requirements of these standards. The certificates for these can be found on this page.

As part of our EMS we are required to set objectives and targets. We do this through our internal Strategic Business Objectives to ensure environmental management is fully integrated with the business. Performance against these objectives and targets can be found within our Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2016.

For information on Environmental Management in the rest of the Kelda group, please take a look at