Austin, TX (June 28, 2023) –
Taking a significant stride towards environmental stewardship, Sports Unified Europe, a subsidiary of Hellas, announced its achievement of the esteemed ISO 14001:2015 certification. This global recognition underscores the company's steadfast commitment to environmental management, economic sustainability, and social responsibility. Adhering to the stringent international standards for Good Environmental Practices, this achievement demonstrates Sports Unified Europe’s dedication to environmental protection and commitment to customers, suppliers, and the global community.
“With current environmental challenges, the need to develop policies focused on the mitigation of environmental impacts inherent to the activity of our growing organization was crucial,” says Felipe Macedo, Business Development Manager at Sports Unified Europe. “For the past 12 months, Sports Unified Europe has been implementing an environmental management system aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to demonstrate our commitment to being a good global partner.”
The implementation of Sports Unified Europe’s Environmental Management System (EMS) required the development of environmental policies and a demonstrated commitment from employees to ensure its success. These policies include principles to improve environmental protection, particularly in the prevention of pollution while also garnering the commitment of everyone in the company to adhere to the new EMS.
“Earning the ISO 14001:2015 certification brings benefits not only to the organization, but also the environment and society at-large as it allows the improvement of environmental performance and mitigation of negative environmental impacts,” states Hellas Director of ESG Edgar Cruz.
Sports Unified Europe will undergo yearly audits performed by an accredited external body to ensure compliance and alignment in accordance with the NP EN ISO 14001 reference standard. Sports Unified Europe is the manufacturer of sustainable pads and infill solutions used in Hellas turf systems that are 100% recyclable and allow clients to reduce water usage, including Eliá Renufill™ infill, SoteriaMax Pad, Gmax Drain®, Wave pad, and Ecotherm® infill.
About Hellas - Located in Austin, Texas, Hellas is the largest vertically integrated sports contractor in the United States, specializing in the manufacturing, construction, and installation of sports surfaces and amenities. In addition to completing hundreds of K-12 and collegiate sports projects across the nation, Hellas has also installed fields at game day or practice facilities for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Commanders, and Green Bay Packers. Hellas has multiple offices located around the world. For more information visit www.hellasconstruction.com
About Sports Unified Europe - Sports Unified Europe, part of Safeplay Europe, was founded on the premise that safety and field performance go hand in hand. Sports Unified Europe has decades of experience, designers who specialize in synthetic turf systems, and scientists to pioneer innovative shock absorbers and padding components that transform the expectations of the synthetic turf field industry. Sports unified Europe is a full member of the European Synthetic Turf Council.