Green library suppliers – partners for Green libraries
Speaker: Andreas Ptack
Director of EKZ Marketing and Sales, Head of the department Library Equipment / Library Interiors
Abstract: Against the background of globalization and a new awareness by customers, sustainability and environmental management have become more and more important.
In 2011 ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH, the largest German library supplier, implemented an environmental management strategy and achieved DIN EN ISO 14001 certification. This certification is becoming as important as the certification ISO 9001, which is an international measure of requirements for quality management systems. The DIN 14001 standard supports companies in systemology, and well-documented, objective and continual evaluation of their environmental performance.
This presentation focusses on environmental management and describes the basic considerations to be taken into account before introducing such a management approach. It describes the enterprise ekz and the steps to be taken throughout the process. To conclude, the next stage in the process is described and a view of where the business is going in terms of environmental awareness is outlined.