Bekaert Specialty Films Achieves ISO 14001:2004
September 03, 2009
Bekaert Specialty Films LLC in San Diego has earned ISO 14001:2004
certification, further solidifying BSFs commitment to minimizing
the manufacturing impact of its energy saving window films, sold
under the Solar Gard®, Panorama® and Quantum® brands.
ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management
systems whose goal is to reduce the ecological footprint of a business
and decrease pollution and waste.
To achieve this voluntary certification, Bekaert Specialty Films
established an Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure the
companys activities and products have minimal impact on the
environment. Bekaert Specialty Films EMS helps monitor and
improve energy efficiency, resource conservation, waste management
and chemical control. Additionally the EMS aims to:
- Reduce the environmental impact of BSFs manufacturing
- Improve the work environment and create cross-functional teams
that foster awareness, understanding and responsibility across
the organization; and
- Enhance relations with the community, regulators and stakeholders.
ISO 14001:2004 certification is an extension of our commitment
to protecting the environment and ensuring the health and safety
of employees, customers and the communities in which we operate,
said Christophe Fremont, President, Bekaert Specialty Films. More
and more companies are prioritizing window film in their budgets,
and our environmental standards will give them confidence that our
products are the right choice to achieve their energy savings goals.
Independent analyses show that window film can help organizations
reduce energy expenditures by up to 30 percent. Recognized by the
Department of Energy as an energy-saving solution, window film reduces
the load HVAC systems have to manage and helps save electricity.
Through the Solar Gard Energy Toolbox, facility managers can receive
customized energy analyses and quantify the value of professional
window film installation.
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