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CNet Training awarded ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management

CNet Training awarded ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management

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19 Oct, 2021

Global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, CNet Training (CNet), has gained ISO 14001:2015 certification in recognition of its ongoing commitment to environmental management systems …

ISO 14001:2015 is the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and has been designed to help organisations around the world reduce their environmental impact. The certification process follows standards set by ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) to reduce the effect of global warming and mitigate all adverse impacts to the global climate, with the aim of addressing the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations. 

CNet is the award-winning global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry – the data centre and network infrastructure sectors – and is the only industry dedicated education provider in the world to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications. The company has been designing and delivering technical education programmes since 1996.

Says Paul Gorman, head of technical development at CNet: ‘This is a significant milestone in our business operations, reflecting our attitude to promote sustainable development in the digital infrastructure industry. Our decision to work towards ISO 14001 certification demonstrates our ongoing commitment to sustainability, and developing our ethical and environmentally focused management systems. In becoming ISO compliant, we underwent a long and extensive evaluation of CNet’s processes, which included an in-depth assessment of our management systems, environmental aspects and relevant documentation, along with an audit of our processes, with an emphasis on planned opportunities and objectives to further mitigate risks and impacts arising from the services that we provide.’

‘Protecting the environment is not only an important business issue and one that CNet takes incredibly seriously, it is also one that affects all communities globally,’ says Sarah Parks, director of marketing at CNet. ‘Gaining the ISO 14001:2015 certification reflects CNet’s continued commitment to monitoring and making ongoing changes to reduce environmental impact, to help preserve and protect our environment for years to come. The standard provides us with an internationally recognised certificate that demonstrates our pledge to reduce consumption and waste, improve our resource efficiency, and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint.’

By being awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certification, CNet has demonstrated that it has robust and clearly defined procedures in place to monitor, manage and improve processes and activities to reduce its impact on the environment, and encourage customers and suppliers to do likewise.

‘Gaining the ISO 14001:2015 certification was incredibly important to us; it has been a real team effort,’ adds Sarah. ‘The CNet team has already drastically reduced CNet’s carbon footprint through increasing our live instructor-led remote attendance programmes, and this alone has removed the need for travel for our instructors and customers. As an organisation we will continue to work hard to strengthen our operations and programme delivery to be more considerate from an environmental position and we will encourage our teams to ensure that environmental focus is the norm at all levels.’

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About CNet Training

International award-winning technical education company CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programmes since 1996. Today, it is the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, and is the only industry dedicated education provider in the world to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications. These qualifications start at level 3 and culminate in the world’s only level 7 master’s degree programme in Data Centre Leadership and Management.

A significant part of CNet’s history is the development of the highly acclaimed Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, which offers industry professionals an opportunity to plan technical education, qualifications and certifications to meet ongoing individual and business needs.

CNet delivers classroom-based technical education programmes led by expert instructors, in locations across the world and via remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are in the world. In addition, it also delivers distance learning programmes.

Alongside its impressive client list of multinational organisations, the company is proud of its close associations with the world’s leading trade associations and industry bodies, including the Data Centre Alliance, Infrastructure Masons, AFCOM, 7x24, BroadGroup, Green Grid and Pearson. CNet is also trusted by many of the world’s leading manufacturers of data centre and network infrastructure solutions to design and deliver their specific training and education programmes.

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