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Martin’s Chinese facility achieves ISO 14001

Ian McMurray 22 April 2011
Martin’s Chinese facility achieves ISO 14001

Martin Professional has announced that its Chinese manufacturing facility has fully developed and implemented the ISO 14001 environmental management system and received its ISO 14001 certification.

The ISO 14001 environmental management standards address minimising negative environmental impact while monitoring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements.

With the ISO 14001 certification, Martin’s Chinese facility, which is already ISO 9001 certified, has met additional requirements pertaining to management reviews, audits, corrective/preventive action, and document control.

“We have in fact been implementing the ISO 14001 standard at our Chinese facility for years but have only now received official certification. It is our express goal to be the greenest company in our industry and this is an important step in that direction,” said Michael Christensen, Martin Professional’s corporate QA manager. “Through compliance with ISO 14001, we are demonstrating in a concrete way our concern for our environmental impact. We report openly about our consumption of electricity, water and heat, and have set up a system for controlling our use of chemical material. In short, we show how we affect the world by producing lighting and smoke products. Perhaps most importantly, we have established goals and targets for continued improvement.”

Martin says that it is also fully compliant with ROHS, WEEE and REACH standards and maintains a recycling program for electronic spare parts.

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