Mankato, MN (PRWEB) October 29, 2008
MTU Onsite Energy Corporation has been awarded an ISO 14001 environmental management system certification from LGA InterCert Gmbh, a third-party auditor of quality and environmental systems. MTU Onsite Energy is the latest member of the Tognum Group companies to achieve ISO 14001 certification.
"Achieving ISO 14001 certification symbolizes our commitment to making our environment safer for our employees, customers and communities," said Kristine Eustice, Controlling Director / CFO of MTU Onsite Energy Corp. "We want the world to know that we are serious about taking care of the environment and that we will continue to improve our daily operations to reduce waste, recycle, conserve energy and conserve natural resources in an effort to make the world better tomorrow than it was yesterday."
In developing its environmental management system, MTU Onsite Energy was required to create a comprehensive list of environmental aspects associated with its production activities and to identify those that can cause the most significant impacts to the environment. A set of procedures were then developed to minimize each aspect's impact on the environment. These procedures are being practiced and documented as set forth in the standard.
ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management that enables an organization to identify and control its environmental impact, improve on environmental performance and implement a systematic approach to setting targets and achieving them.
The certification standards are developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a non-governmental developer of world standards for business, government and society based in Geneva, Switzerland.
MTU Onsite Energy Corp, a Tognum Group company, joins the rest of the Tognum Group companies in achieving ISO 14001 certification. Serving industries heavily regulated for environmental impact, the Tognum group includes environmental protection among its fundamental corporate objectives. The company's environmental management system ensures compliance with environmental regulations and statutes while achieving environmental targets.
About MTU Onsite Energy
In September 2008, The Tognum Group launched the new brand, "MTU Onsite Energy", under which its distributed energy generation solutions are marketed. The Tognum subsidiaries involved in distributed energy generation are MDE, CFC Solutions, Katolight and MTU Power Generation. These operations are part of the Tognum Business Unit Onsite Energy & Components.The product range of the multinational propulsion and energy systems specialist encompasses diesel generator sets for emergency power, base and peak-load duty as well as plants for cogeneration of heat and power (CHP) based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines. The MTU Onsite Energy products are manufactured and in some cases also developed at the MTU facilities in Friedrichshafen/Germany, Detroit/USA and Suzhou/China, and also in Augsburg, Ottobrunn near Munich/Germany and Mankato/USA.Tognum With its two business units, "Engines" and "Onsite Energy & Components," the Tognum Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and decentralized energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,000 kW, fuel cells up to 363 kW and gas turbines up to 45,000 kW. The product portfolio of the "Engines" business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy agricultural, rail and military vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the "Onsite Energy & Components" business unit includes decentralized energy systems of the brand MTU Onsite Energy, fuel-injection systems from L'Orange, and drive shafts from Rotorion. The energy systems comprise diesel engines for emergency power generation, basic and peak load, and cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both electricity and heat. In 2007, Tognum generated revenue of more than €2.8 billion and employs approximately 8,600 people. With 26 fully consolidated subsidiaries, more than 130 sales partners and 1,100 authorized dealers, Tognum's sales and service structure has a global reach. The shares of Tognum AG (ISIN: DE000A0N4P43) have been listed in the MDAX share index since 2007.