The Philippines – Dec. 8, 2009 — FirstCarbon Solutions, through its parent company ADEC Solutions (, received ISO 14001:2004 certification. This globally accepted standard for environmental management systems indicates that FirstCarbon Solutions has identified the environmental impact of its operations, adheres to regulatory requirements and takes a systematic approach to continuously improving its performance.

“At FirstCarbon, we practice what we preach in our own business environment, holding ourselves to the highest standard of environmental management,” says Jim Donovan, FirstCarbon Solutions CEO.

The ISO 14001:2004 certification enabled FirstCarbon to develop and implement policies and objectives in compliance with physical and legal requirements, including:

  • energy conservation
  • proper handling of hazardous materials
  • supplier compliance on use of environmentally-friendly substances
  • off-site tree planting projects
  • reducing FirstCarbon’s carbon footprint through the use of LED lighting, inverter-type air-conditioning and other low-carbon technologies.

FirstCarbon Solutions ISO 14001:2004 accreditation underscores its commitment to embed corporate social responsibility into its core policies and to apply these learnings and business processes to its clients’ sustainability challenges.

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