Unirac achieves ISO 14001:2004 certification for commitment to responsible environmental practices

Unirac has disclosed that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has granted the company ISO 14001:2004 certification for environmental management systems (EMS). This ISO certification follows the ISO 9001:2008 endorsement that was given last November and makes Unirac the first solar infrastructure company to hold both ISO certifications.

ISO 14001:2004 documentation signifies that Unirac practices environmentally conscious waste management practices through recycling initiatives, smart energy and materials consumption, sounder use of natural gas resources, suitable processes for any environmental issues that may occur and takes continuous steps to improve the harmful effects its activities can cause the environment.

“Unirac takes a very serious approach towards the impact of our activities and products on the environment,” said Richard Welch, Unirac’s COO. “As concerns about global climate change [and] grow, an increasing number of our customers are demanding that our processes and systems are demonstrably respectful of the environment. The ISO 14001:2004 certification is evidence of our commitment to continually improve our environmental performance and surpass our customers' expectations."

The company began the ISO 14001:2004 registration process last year by validating its understanding of the certification standards and demonstrating thorough, documented, environmental policies and management processes to an independent auditing agency. The agency performed certification audits during 2010’s fourth quarter as well as this past February and March leading to the company’s ISO certification this month.

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