Nestlé’s Palestine operations win ISO certifications

February 11, 2016 9:28 am

 

nstleWarehouses and offices are granted environmental and health & safety certificates

Nestlé set up its operations in Palestine back in 1997

Palestine The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) have granted

Nestlé’s Palestine warehouse and offices operations the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification, and the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment System certification.

ISO awarded Nestlé its certification in recognition of its commitment to environmental protection through conserving water and energy and calculating environmental risks at its Palestine operations. The OHSAS award, meanwhile, confirmed its prioritising of health and safety by  nsuring a secure work setting for its employees.

“Nestlé in Palestine follows a rigorous internal safety, health general business manager in Palestine. “It entails training employees on issues such

as civil defence, safe driving, safety at work, and more.”

At the end of 2014, all Nestlé  factories in the region were certified for OHSAS 18001, in addition to its distribution centres in Jordan, Palestine, and  Lebanon. The company contin ues to focus on safety in all its operations, including within its offices and everyday activities.

Nestlé’s regional commitment to improve resource efficiency in its operations is also applied in Palestine through various means, including a programme to tackle vehicle fuel emissions and emergency electricity generator noise levels, as well as partnering with  local municipalities on waste sorting and recycling.

In 1997, Nestlé became the first multinational food and beverages company to invest in the establishment of full operations in Palestine with

the creation of Nestlé Trading. Headquartered in Bethlehem with additional facilities in Nablus, Nestlé employs a staff of 40 and collaborates with two

distributors in Gaza to serve the people of Palestine.

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