Our Environmental Management System (EMS) is the tool we use to manage the impact of our business activities on the environment. EMS provides us with a structured approach to planning and implementing our environmental protection measures. We continually monitor our environmental performance and integrate environmental management into our daily operations, long term planning and our quality management system. Our environmental statement specifies the following three goals:
- To protect the environment by continuously working toward the reduction of waste with the ultimate goal of minimizing all negative impact on natural and manmade resources.
- To evaluate our environmental management programs and systems to ensure continuous improvement in the areas of waste and accident identification, reduction and elimination.
- To fulfill legal requirements and understand every phase of the life cycle of our products – from raw materials and production to use and recycling – thereby contributing to the sustainability of our company and our community.
With these objectives in mind, we continue to design and implement programs to reduce waste to landfill, manage energy and water consumption and promote the use of recycled materials in our products.