Swedegas operations are subject to strict health, safety, quality and environmental stipulations, and the company has an integrated management system to support this.
Johan Zettergren, Swedegas Chief Executive, highlighted the importance of living up to the demand for an infrastructure that is beneficial to society. “Our integrated management system ensures that the organisation adopts a comprehensive approach that covers all four key areas – health, safety, quality and the environment – both in the day-to-day work and in operational development. Certification is proof that the systems we have adopted are appropriate and correct.”
Swedegas was granted quality management certification in 1997, and it has now been upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. The company was granted systematic work environment management certification according to AFS 2001:1 several years ago. Environmental management certification according to ISO 14001:2015 was added in September 2017.
“Environmental certification helps us to focus on the right issues, and this will also be reflected in our sustainability reporting system,” said Johan Zettergren.
Swedegas is working actively to promote the transition of the Swedish energy system to the use of renewables. For the company, this means working in concrete terms to help the market switch to more renewable gas.
“We are firmly convinced that our infrastructure has a vital role to play in this development. Certification ensures that we are working effectively, and that the organisation is part of an ongoing learning process,” Johan Zettergren concluded.
Swedegas was certified by the independent research organisation RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden.
Fact file: Swedegas
Swedegas is an infrastructure company that invests in smart energy systems. The company owns the gas transmission network, which extends from Dragør in Denmark to Stenungsund in Sweden. Swedegas transports energy to distributors and directly connected customers. The gas transmission network supplies 33 municipal areas with gas, as well as industrial enterprises, combined heat and power plants and vehicle filling stations. Swedegas is developing a new infrastructure to accommodate biogas, hydrogen gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG).