COMSOFT has been issued the ISO 14001 certificate for its environmental management system. Concurrently the quality management system has been reassessed according to ISO 9001.

The German ATC provider has been issued certificates both for its quality and environmental management systems by DQS, a worldwide operating certification body. The new certificates’ validity starts on 28 April.

Whereas the company has proved its conformance to the quality standard ISO 9001 continuously since 1993, the procedure in relation to the environmental issues of ISO 14001 was conducted for the first time. Managing director of COMSOFT Manfred Schmid said: “We believe that it is also the responsibility of the ATC industry to evaluate its impact on the environment and to contribute to improved environmental protection. The public’s pressure on the airline industry to unite sustainable growth and economic goals with ecological targets is also an obligation for us and is addressed adequately.”

After a comprehensive inspection of COMSOFT’s management system the auditors were fully satisfied that all the requirements needed for obtaining the certificates had been met. In particular the auditors focused on managerial and value-adding processes which were assessed randomly. The head of quality management Ludwig Merz said: “The introduction of a new management system is always a good deal of work. But the certification is then the visible acknowledgement of the efforts exerted by the involved staff and will further increase the customers’ confidence in our products and performance.”

The certificate according to ISO 14001 is a document recognised all over the world as evidence of functional and successful operational environmental protection with a focus on continuous improvement of environmental performance, avoidance of negative environmental impacts and conformity with legal requirements. Since its introduction more than 130,000 organisations all over the world have been certified.