IMG Maintains ISO 14001:2004 Certification

Aug 18, 2010

IMG announced that its U.S. headquarters received confirmation of its continuing certification to ISO 14001:2004.  In 2009, IMG implemented a functional Environmental Management System (EMS) and met requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard to become certified.  IMG is one of the first companies known in its industry to receive this type of certification.

As part of the standard, IMG must undergo a series of annual internal audits, in addition to an annual third party surveillance audit, to ensure ongoing conformance to ISO 14001 requirements, and to confirm its employees are educated and trained.  In 2009, with the assistance of Cornerstone Environmental, Health and Safety, an ISO development, implementation and training consultant, IMG set annual objectives to reduce its waste and electrical usage.  The American National Registrar, an independent auditor, verified that IMG has the proper programs in place, its staff is well-informed and that it successfully passed its annual review.  The auditor notes the EMS is well-developed, communicates policies and objectives and has an excellent example of management support.   

“I am extremely proud of our team for their enthusiasm and efforts in achieving our objectives and complying with the ISO standards,” said Joseph Brougher, President of IMG.  “We demonstrated that we have taken active steps to fulfill our responsibilities.  We remain committed to reducing our environmental footprint and to provide an atmosphere for our employees that is clean, healthy and safe.”          

For 20 years, IMG has offered international medical insurance and travel insurance to the international community.  To further provide its clients with an assortment of products backed by the highest international standard of service, IMG offers Patriot Green Travel Medical InsuranceSM, a unique international travel medical plan that addresses the goals of travelers who are serious about sustainable and responsible tourism.  The plan offers short-term travel coverage and several eco-friendly benefits.