Beluga introduced its new accreditation system at a gathering in Reykjavik organized by the Ministry of Environment on Environment Day, April 25 2005. The system is unique in that it takes account of safety and quality issues as well as environmental concerns.
It is set out as a step by step programme that companies and institutions can easily follow, and points are given for each step. It is assumed, though, that the enterprise concerned has already had its environmental management system accredited by Beluga or otherwise fulfils the requirements that Beluga demands. The final step in the process is the production of a ôquality handbookö in which the main points concerning environmental, safety and quality issues are listed. This is then given to all members of staff, and to new recruits when they start.