Anoplate Implements ISO 14001 EMS
Anoplate has implemented an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) to formalize our environmental programs into a single integrated system. The Company's Environmental Policy, shown below, will be the cornerstone of the EMS, establishing the guiding principles for all Company activities. From the Policy will flow a set of objectives, targets, programs and projects and metrics to demonstrate the continuous improvement of the Company's environmental performance.
We continue to invest in capital and procedural improvements to implement new technologies and processes such as nickel-free black oxide, regenerative electroless nickel process, less toxic metal substitute chemistries, mechanical and process control upgrades, a state-of-the-art solvent vapor degreaser, and waste management practices, aimed to improve our overall environmental performance. Anoplate has been widely recognized for environmental stewardship and its outreach to Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies and other stakeholders as an industrial partner and information resource in the development of new regulations and initiatives, participation in technical conferences, committees, training seminars and authoring articles in trade literature.
Anoplate Corporation is committed to conducting its operations in a manner that meets or exceeds applicable environmental laws and regulations and other voluntary commitments to which the Company may subscribe. Anoplate will seek methods to prevent pollution at the source, re-use materials within our own processes, and recycle materials off-site as much as possible in order to conserve valuable natural resources and raw materials, minimize the generation of wastes and the impact of Company operations on the environment.
The Company will maintain an on-going and systematic review process to identify environmental impacts, establish and carry out control programs and projects, and continuously improve environmental stewardship.
Anoplate will improve its manufacturing and control systems to more efficiently produce goods and services that satisfy our customers' requirements. Anoplate will develop, document and communicate the general principles and practices of this Policy to all employees and train each employee in the specific practices related to his or her job that will promote the protection of human health and the environment.
We will strive to be a good corporate neighbor to other environmental stakeholders through involvement with training and education outreach programs as an information resource and other related activities for the public good. Anoplate will strive to manage its operations in a manner that implements these principles to continuously improve environmental results.