20 Apr 2020Posted By: Mudit Handa


19 Andhra Pradesh Railway stations get ISO 14001 Certification

As we know that the entire world population is badly hit due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, or the COVID-19. A number of countries are now witnessing complete lockdown due to the severity of the infection. The fact can’t be negated that the lack of a healthy and safe environment paves way for the spread of epidemics like COVID-19. Hence, the significance of the environmental management system can never be overlooked. A perfect model of environmental management can be attained by conforming to a global environmental benchmark such as ISO 14001 Certification. 

In this regard, the Indian Railways Network has once again set an example. 19 Railway stations of the Southern Central Railways Network have now achieved the ISO 14001 Certification.

 

ISO 14001 Certification of 19 Andhra Pradesh Railway stations

Unquestionably, the Indian Railways Network has served as the tower of strength for the Indian economy. Indeed, the Indian Railways Network has broken away the linguistic as well as cultural restraints.

As a matter of pride for the Southern Central Railway (SCR) Network, the 19 railroad stations of the Vijayawada Division, have now been awarded the ISO 14001 certification for excellence in Environment Management. This certificate will be valid for a time of 3 years.


1. Which are those 19 stations that have received ISO 14001 certification?

The 19 Railway Stations that have been conferred the ISO 14001:2015 certification are as follows:

  1. Bhimavaram Junction, 

  2. Narsapur, 

  3. Tenali, 

  4. Rajahmundry, 

  5. Nidadavolu, 

  6. Gudur, 

  7. Nellore,

  8. Ongole, 

  9. Chirala, 

  10. GudivadaBhimavaram Town, 

  11. Samalkot, 

  12. Kakinada Town, 

  13. Kakinada Port, 

  14. Eluru & amp; 

  15. Tuni, 

  16. Annavaram, 

  17. Anakapalle

  18. Tadepalligudem.


2. Why the 19 Railway stations have been given the ISO 14001 certification?

As told by the Chief Public Relations Officer of the SCR network, the parameters for the ISO 14001 certification as well as ISO 50001 certification of the 19 Railway stations are:-

  • Sanitation & hygiene, 

  • Hard waste disposal, 

  • Plastic bottle smasher devices, 

  • Avoidance of littering activity, 

  • water treatment, 

  • Prevention of open defaecation on rail tracks, 

  • Removing of infringements, 

  • Energy management, and

  • afforestation

Perhaps, these are a few measures that can help to combat COVID-19.


3. What is the importance of the ISO 14001 certification?

ISO 14001 is a global benchmark for an ideal environmental management system (EMS). It clearly specifies directives for the environmental management system (EMS). ISO 14001 certification gives a framework for an organization must follow, for ensuring efficient environmental management. 

In this context, the 19 railway stations of Andhra Pradesh have now set a model for all the Indian organizations for the enhancement of an effective environmental management system (EMS).

 

If you require any other sort of guidance with regard to ISO certification in India, please feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.

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