FRISCO, TX (March 30, 2009) – ThyssenKrupp Elevator, a manufacturer, installer and service provider of vertical and horizontal transportation technology, has announced that its two U.S. manufacturing facilities in Middleton, TN, and Walnut, MS, have received the ISO 14001 certification.
ISO 14001 is a standard instituted by the International Standards Organization that
establishes requirements and guidelines for environmental management systems. ISO
standards ensure that ThyssenKrupp Elevator has in place the correct management
practices, control mechanisms and planning processes to ensure more efficient, safer
and cleaner manufacturing. The implementation of this environmental management
system provides a strategic framework for ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s sustainability
policy, plans and actions.
The ISO 14001 certification attests that ThyssenKrupp Elevator is evaluating and
controlling the environmental impact of its activities. It also confirms that
ThyssenKrupp is committed to continuously improving its environmental performance.
“The recent ISO 14001 certification of our manufacturing facilities reflects our
significant commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Sasha Bailey, LEED AP
and corporate sustainability manager for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. “This certification
denotes our ongoing dedication to the environment and is part of our larger
commitment to our people and our planet.”
Both the Middleton and Walnut manufacturing plants have been ISO 9000 certified
since August 1995, indicating that both factories comply with the international
standards for establishing and running quality management systems.
About ThyssenKrupp Elevator
ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Americas Business Unit, is the largest producer of elevators in
North America, with over 14,000 employees, more than 200 branch and service
locations, and sales of over 2.5 billion US dollars. ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Americas
Business Unit, oversees all business for the operations in the USA, Canada, Central
and South America. It is part of ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG, one of the leading elevator
companies in the world, represented at over 800 locations in more than 60 countries.
With nearly 40,000 employees, the company generated sales of approximately 5.0
billion euros in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008. Its capabilities include
passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, stair and platform lifts,
passenger boarding bridges as well as quality service for all products.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of five business segments of ThyssenKrupp AG, a global
conglomerate with business activities focused on the areas of Steel, Capital Goods and
Services. The conglomerate has some 199,000 employees in more than 70 countries,
with sales totaling over 53 billion euros. ThyssenKrupp operations can be found in
every state in the U.S. There are 70 ThyssenKrupp companies in more than 400
locations accounting for 25,000 employees and more than 9.7 billion US dollars in
Sasha Bailey, LEED AP
Americas Business Unit