The ISO 14001 standard is a voluntary international certification afforded to companies with meaningful environmental policies that create and maintain an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) across their organizations. It is reviewed and audited annually to retain a rigorous focus on the topic. Like other ISO standards, this standard is reviewed and updated periodically by an international panel of experts.
Sustainability is an integral element in Dialog’s corporate ethos.
These efforts also align with Dialog’s founding roles in the Global Compact Network of Ceylon, the local chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, and Biodiversity Sri Lanka, a network of Sri Lankan businesses committed to preserving the country’s rich biodiversity.
Dialog successfully completed the independent assessment of its EMS and was certified for the standard by DNV GL and accredited by RvA Netherlands. Dialog was certified on 7th June 2021 and the certification is valid for a period of 3 years with surveillance audits conducted periodically to validate the Company’s continuous compliance. This certification denotes that Dialog now has a robust environmental governance mechanism in place, furthering its sustainability journey.
Rohitha Wickramasinghe, from DNV GL Pvt Ltd, the certification assurance provider, commented, “We are delighted to have facilitated Dialog Axiata’s efforts to obtain ISO 14001:2015 certifications, considering a life cycle-based approach on environment protection, and key focuses on sustainability performance and the prevention of pollution.
Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PLC, Supun Weerasinghe stated, “The ISO 14001:2015 certification will boost the measurement, monitoring and reporting of Dialog’s environmental performance going forward. It also provides a framework to reduce negative impacts to the environment further and upholds the legal and regulatory obligations as we work together as one team towards a sustainable and greener future.”