Rosemont, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. is proud to announce that its St. John’s MI distribution center has achieved ISO 14001 certification. The St. Jon’s operation is the 18th US Martin Brower operation to be ISO 14001 certified demonstrating Martin Brower’s environmental stewardship.
Jim Haley, President, Martin Brower North America, said, “Sustainability is high on our priorities at Martin Brower. All of our operations are required to follow Martin Brower’s environmental management system, which enables us to reduce the carbon footprint of the products we deliver while simultaneously reducing both our costs and our impact on the environment. The ISO 14001 external audits ensure we are measuring our progress and keep us on task to continuously deliver greater reductions in green house gas emissions.”
The company wide environmental management system has allowed Martin Brower to identify waste reduction opportunities and energy efficiency measures to reach its goals of zero waste and continuous green house gas emission reductions.
“We applaud Martin Brower’s efforts in incorporating sustainability goals into their business and investing in the systems to manage, measure, and continuously improve operations. This achievement is a demonstration of their leadership within our supplier community. Their work helps us create a more sustainable supply chain that delivers value to our customers and our business.” Susan Forsell McDonald's vice president of sustainability for the U.S market.
“Martin Brower has taken the industry lead in best environmental practice,” comments Cem Onus, of DEKRA Certification, Inc. By adopting environmental standards, companies like Martin Brower will gain competitive advantage and protect the brands of the product they distribute, since consumers increasingly demand the highest ethical standards in an age of rising raw material prices and concern for the environment. We encourage all supply chain operations to become ISO 14001 certified.”
Martin Brower St. John’s General Manager, Tom Bates is are General Manager, said, “The external audits and continuous improvement aspects of ISO 14001 assisted me in driving Martin Brower’s environmental management system into all aspects of our operations. It’s been a tremendous tool to harness the enthusiasm by the entire team in meeting our sustainability efforts and the certification confirms our progress.”