National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA


Environmental Policy

The model of sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Environmental protection is a fundamental condition for sustainable development of society, a priority objective of national interest that is achieved through an institutional and administrative framework, which authorizes performing legal activities with environmental impact and exert control on them, on the basis of legal provisions.
In the current context of an economy that tends towards a total globalization and taking into account Romania's integration to the EU, the institutions must comply with European Directives in order to fulfill the objectives of the quality and environment but also for a technical harmonization on the free movement of goods and services and for applying the EC label to them.
For achieving these targets, institutions should develop systematically and scientifically a well-defined strategy management to promote an innovative, investment policy of a quality-environment integrated system in order to increase the competitiveness of the products to be delivered to the market, namely to consumers and to comply the environmental protection regulations.
In ICPE-CA there is implemented a documented and certified quality management system, in accordance with the standard ISO 9001, Edition 2000, which provides a presumption of conformity with the relevant requirements of the modules E, D and H, which require the producer to work under a certified, approved quality system.
ICPE-CA has initiated the procedure of compliance to the Environment Management System according to ISO 14001 requirements, simultaneously with implementation of the Quality and Environment Integrated System.
The policies on quality and the environment, as components of the institute’s general policy, have been accomplished under the Quality and Environment Management Integrated System and they have been documented through the system general procedures, as well as some specific work and environment procedures, instructions and decisions.
ICPE-CA focuses on how to meet global requirements and expectations of all factors which are involved somewhat in the life cycle of products but also on inter-human relationships created within the collaboration. Moreover, a special attention is paid to the quality- environment approach based on the principle of relationship, the premise (gain for each and for all), a relationship in which neither side has to lose.

What our organization aims:
- To implement, maintain and permanently improve an integrated management system of quality and environment;
- To ensure compliance with the established policy of quality and environment;
- To demonstrate such compliance to others;
- To achieve the certification of the Integrated Management System of Quality and Environment by an accredited certification body;
- To conduct a self-assessment of compliance with ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001 standards;
- To achieve the certification of the Characterization and Testing of Materials & Electrical Products Laboratory, to be done by RENAR certification body;
- To continue the Railway Provider Authorization, document issued by AFER;
- To continue the authorization of Materials Characterization Laboratory for testing and specific checks of railway products, document issued by AFER;
- To undertake actions to reduce, recycle, reuse, transport and disposal the waste;
- To identify new production processes, simultaneously with the modification of existing ones, in order to reduce their negative impact on the environment;
- To keep control of the quality and environmental aspects from the start of the products designing until their post-use stage;
- To ensure the prevention and reduction of environmental accidents;
- To define emergency procedures in case of environmental accidents;
- To ensure the necessary transparency in the institute’s relations with the outside on environmental and quality issues;
- To identify the transformation parameters of current technologies in new, "clean", ecological technologies;
- To ensure constantly the customers’ needs and expectations.

Selecting the strategy:
- Directive strategies (contained in the policies defining and submitting);
- Normative strategies (that establish the reference legal framework);
- Analytical strategies (for an initial assessment and planning of reaching goals, monitoring and measurement, adapting actions to achieve the assumed and planned objectives as well as to overcome them through continuous improvement);
- Action-oriented strategies (that are specific especially for laboratories but also for managerial factors in the related area to establishing measures.

Ph.D. eng. Georgeta ALECU
Head of Laboratory
Integrated Management of Quality and Environment. Marketing