Two ThyssenKrupp Elevator's manufacturing facilities in U.S. earn ISO 14001 certification

March 31, 2009 |

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

annual sales.

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Sasha Bailey, LEED AP

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Americas Business Unit


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