CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — February 2, 2017 — Americhem Inc., a global provider of custom color and additive solutions for polymer-based products, recently received ISO 14001 certification for its Suzhou, China, manufacturing plant. This standard recognizes Americhem’s special focus on environmental management to ensure social well-being in addition to business goals.
The certification audit was performed by SGS. The plant also holds ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications. Americhem’s China plant now becomes one of the few in the industry to carry all of these distinctions. The Suzhou team began working on improvements in early 2016.
“The certification of compliance with ISO 14001 recognizes that the policies, practices and procedures of our plant highlight our commitment to environmental protection,” said Stanley Teoh, Americhem’s vice president and managing director for the Asia Pacific region. “With this certification, our customers can rest assured that our plant exercises the highest level of dedication to our environment through waste reduction, energy efficiency, green business initiatives, safe work practices and sustainable development.”
One of the main outcomes of the certification is the development and implementation of systems that continuously reduce waste. In Americhem’s case, this led to a goal of working towards zero waste generation and emissions from the plant. This includes all facets of the facility: manufacturing areas, laboratories and offices.
Posted February 7, 2017