Solar Frontier’s Kunitomi solar panel production plant recently received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. Both certifications are essential for Italian PV projects to be eligible for the country’s feed-in tariff, while other countries such as the UK, France and Mexico are also considering such requirements.
The ISO 14001 certification is designed to provide an assurance that the company’s environmental impact is being measured and improved, which can ultimately lead to a reduction in the cost of waste management, lower the distribution costs and save in consumption of energy and materials. OHSAS 18001 is a British standard for occupational health and safety management systems. Its aim is to help organizations cut its risks to employees and put the right health and safety measurements in place.
“ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications are part of our constant commitment to quality, the environment, and occupational health and safety,” said Atsuhiko Hirano, director and senior vice president at Solar Frontier. “We are committed to meeting and exceeding the world’s standards for solar energy in these areas.”