As concern grows for maintaining and improving the quality of the environment and protecting human health, organizations of all kinds are turning their attention to achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance by controlling the impact of their activities, products, or services on the environment. HellermannTyton is one such organization and announces that the company's Milwaukee headquarters and manufacturing facility was registered to ISO 14001 on July 5, 2002.
ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems. An environmental management system (EMS) is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing, and improving the processes and actions that an organization undertakes to meet its environmental obligations. It was first published in 1996 and specifies the actual requirements for an environmental management system. It applies to those environmental aspects which the organization has control over and which it can be expected to have an influence.
ISO 14001 is often seen as the corner stone standard of the ISO 14000 series. However, it is not only the most well known, but is the only ISO 14000 standard against which it is currently possible to be certified by an external certification authority. Having stated this, it does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria. This standard is applicable to any organization that wishes to:
- Implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system
- Assure itself of its conformance with its own stated environmental policy (those policy commitments of course must be made)
- Demonstrate conformance
- Ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations
- Seek certification of its environmental management system by an external third party organization
- Make a self-determination of conformance
Parties with an interest in our environmental performance and management efforts are encouraged to contact our management representative at 1-800-537-1512. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Facility Certification: Download File (Milwaukee)
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