We believe that environmental management has to be fully incorporated in our business processes. Environmental issues are everyone's responsibility at Nokia and an integral part of managing our business because they are related to all we do. Our environmental work is based on global policies and standards.
The Nokia-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) according to the ISO 14001 standard covers our production sites and large offices. All Nokia production sites are included in the company wide ISO 14001 single certificate. The first manufacturing sites have completed the certification end of 2000. Certification is an ongoing process, with all new production sites being covered by the certificate. The EMS in our large offices and R&D sites is verified internally. We also require a certified EMS of our contract manufacturers and EMS is one of our supplier requirements.
Our Environmental Management System consists of:
Nokia's Environmental Policy
identification of environmental aspects, and evaluation of their significance
objectives and programs for achieving environmental targets
compliance with legal and other regulatory requirements
audits, management reviews, and continuous improvement
operational management (data and processes) for energy and water consumption, waste, etc.
The goal of the Nokia Environmental Management System is to improve our environmental performance, focusing on:
Eco choices at factories
Eco choices in logistics
Nokia’s environmental policy
A successful business requires a solid product life cycle-based environmental performance.
Nokia takes an active, open and ethically sound approach to environmental protection.
The objective of Nokia's environmental policy is sustainable development in accordance with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Charter.
The environmental policy is part of the general management process.
Line organisations plan and implement the action programs by using environmental specialists and the best available technology.
The action programs are based on understanding of the environmental impacts of a product throughout its life cycle.
Minimising environmental impacts requires continuous efforts and follow-up of the results; it is thereby a part of the total improvement activities.
Originally published in 1994 and revised in 2002, 2005 and 2010.