In April 2018, the environmental management system of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), that covers all pipeline construction activities in Italy, Albania and Greece as well as TAP corporate activities, has been certified according to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001:2015 standard. Obtaining this certification is an assurance that TAP has in place industry best practice environmental processes and documentation. The certificate was handed to TAP by Bureau Veritas.
TAP Managing Director Luca Schieppati said: “The whole TAP organisation has been working on reaching this important milestone and we’re proud to see that our efforts have been successful. ISO 14001 ensures the effective management of environmental aspects and helps TAP continually improve its environmental performance, through more efficient use of resources and the reduction of waste.”
TAP is committed to responsibly delivering a world-class project along its entire route in Greece, Albania and Italy. TAP continues to work to complete this strategic project safely, avoiding or minimising impact on the environment and the hosting communities. At the beginning of 2017, TAP also obtained the certification of its HSE Management System according to OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety).
An environmental management system helps organisations identify, manage, monitor and control their environmental issues in a holistic manner. An ISO-certified environmental management system requires that an organisation considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.