Intersafe saves 7% CO2 emissions

10 February 2014

Last Friday, February the 7th Klimaatverbond en Greenchoice organized the eighth edition of the Dutch initiative “Warme Truiendag”. With actions of nearly 200,000 participants throughout the Netherlands this was the biggest edition ever. At school, home and at the office all participants worea warm sweater and turned the heat down for at leasdt a degree. Every degree lower results in a saving of 7% CO2 emissions. The warm sweater symbolizes all the actions that people and organizations every day can easily undertake to contribute to a cleaner world.

Intersafe saves 7% CO2 emissions

Intersafe is in the business of occupational safety and health, providing services and products that protect labourers against occupational risks. While being able to support companies in complying with their corporate social responsibility (CSR), Intersafe has a CSR responsibility of its own as well. The CSR policy is an integral part of our ISO 9001 system, incorporating sets of objectives, reporting systems and corrective actions programs. The ISO integration ensures that the CSR policy will be annually reviewed and updated. Annually a set of KPI’s is set by the Executive Team to ensure progress.

The responsibility to implement the CSR policy, is shared by several disciplines in our company. For example, the purchasing department is responsible for social compliance in our supply chain, while the categorymanagers are active in defining the so called green series product line. We believe CSR is best served once responsibilities are shared by several management team members, thus integrating CSR into our core operations in stead of isolating the subject within disciplines such as risk management or quality management.

Our CSR policy is laid down in four chapters:

  • Chapter 1 : Sustainability in our supply chain
  • Chapter 2 : Sustainability in our own, daily operations
  • Chapter 3 : Green Series label to drive PPE Industry
  • Chapter 4 : Future steps in CSR policy.

This Friday will Intersafe Belgium participation in the Belgian variant of the action: National thick Sweater!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions left about our sustainability.