Cabin sanitation service provider, Makinen has become the first Finnish organisation to receive a DNV-certified sustainability management system certificate, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Performance Ladder Standard 3rd Level.
This is also the first accredited sustainability certificate issued to a company operating in the global shipbuilding industry.
The standard combines the principles of ISO 26000, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, AA1000, and GRI. Worldwide, there are about 250 certified sustainability management systems, according to CSR Performance Ladder.
Social responsibility includes several themes, such as corporate ethics, use of natural resources, biodiversity, environmental emissions, well-being at work and human rights.
The CSR Performance Ladder standard supports setting understandable goals, milestones, and metrics, making Makinen’s operations and reporting consistent and transparent, the company said in a blog.
The certification process was carried out in collaboration with Saapunki Marketing’s SSAC Development pilot project, which also included the development of a sustainability innovation workshop.