Funchal, 13th of October 2008 – Madeira's Industrial Free Trade Zone (IFTZ) has had, since April 2008, its Environmental Management System certified according to the ISO 14.001:2004 norm. The IFTZ is very likely the first industrial park in Portugal to obtain such qualification.
This certification is the culmination of a process which started in May 2007 and involved the IFTZ management team from SDM and an external consulting entity, which together implemented the necessary procedures in order to adapt the existing Environmental Management System to the requirements of the ISO 14.001:2004 norms.
This certification is also the result of the permanent commitment to develop the best possible conditions for investors in what concerns the operational aspects of the park. It certainly adds to the value proposition offered to investors, both present or potential clients.