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We work hard to ensure that our projects become home-grown assets that local communities can be proud of. We consult regularly as part of the development process and seek mutual benefits where this is possible. On many sites animal farming can sit side-by-side with a solar generating plant. The area enclosed by our sites also create havens for wildlife to live undisturbed, including endangered flowers and insects. Some sites are so suitable for bees that we even make our own Lightsource bp honey!
Quality is at the core of everything Lightsource bp does, and as such we take great care to follow the criteria set out by the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO. The ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies. The International Standards set out by the ISO give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency, and are instrumental in facilitating international trade.
Lightsource bp holds certification for, and adhere to the ISO 14001: 2015 standards, which specifies the requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS), providing a framework for our organisation to follow. Lightsource bp adheres to the ISO 9001 standard while preparing to obtain certification, which sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Furthermore, we hold ISO 18001:2007, which is the standard for occupational health and safety management systems, and are preparing for the new ISO 45001.