The SOL Group has in recent years obtained several certifications from outside bodies for its quality, safety and environment management systems, as listed below.

ISO 9001

Beginning with the certification of the first Units attained in 1994, the Group has gradually extended its scope which now covers 79 Units in various European countries, equal to 70% of total, of which: 45 are in Italy, 5 in Germany, 5 in the Republic of Macedonia, 4 in Greece, 3 in the Netherlands, 3 in Spain, 2 in Belgium, 2 in Austria, 2 in Croatia, 1 in France, 1 in Slovenia, 1 in the United Kingdom, 1 in Serbia, 1 in Albania and 1 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

BS OHSAS 18001
With the entry into effect in Italy of Legislative Decree no. 81/2008 which foresees, as a necessary condition to avoid the eventual application of sanctions outlined in Decree no. 231/01, the adoption of a management system in line with the OHSAS 18001 standard, this Certification is even more relevant as it acts as a guarantee of the Top Management.
SOL Spa has proceeded to obtain Safety Management System Certification on behalf of all its Units, in accordance with the OHSAS 18001 standard.

The certification activity came to a close in July 2010 with the attainment of Certificate no. 8511, and regarded 100% of the Units.
In addition to the thirty SOL Spa units, the SPG Jesenice plant has also attained Certification.
During 2012, the certification procedure was launched for all Vivisol Srl units, which was concluded in February 2013, with the attainment of the Certificate.

ISO 14001 and EMAS
The important emphasis on the respect for environmental issues, albeit in the context of a production activity with a fairly limited direct impact on the environment, continued with the verification of the correct adoption of the Group Management System through the certification of a number of particularly significant Units.
12 Units were certified: 6 in Italy, 3 in Spain and 1 in Belgium, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Two Italian Units also complied with the EMAS standard.

Environmental sustainability principles charter
SOL has adopted the “Environmental sustainability principles charter” drafted by Confindustria and distributed, at the start of 2012, to participating companies.
In line with the Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability issues, SOL contributed by playing a leading role, thanks to the participation of some of its Directors in the working group set up by Confindustria, in the drafting of the Principles Charter and the associated operating guide.

Responsible Care
The implementation of the “Responsible Care” model in SOL Spa was successfully subject to an “Audit of the testing model established by Federchimica” during 2011

ISO 50001
The Frankfurt plant of SOL Spa’s Branch Deutschland obtained ISO 50001 certification. ISO 50001 is an international standard whose adoption helps organisations to improve their performances in the energy sector, increasing efficiency and reducing the impact on the climate and on the environment.

ISO 27001
ISO 27001 is a standard that defines the requirements for establishing and managing an Information Security Management System (logical, physical and organisational security), with the aim to protect data and information from any kind of threats, including integrity, confidentiality and availability.

During 2012, Certification was obtained in compliance with the Standard for the main offices of SOL Spa, Vivisol Srl and Biotechsol Srl, regarding two different sectors: IT service management and monitoring, and development of application programmes in support of business processes.