Awarded by BSI Management System, one of the world's largest
certification bodies, for Placon’s environmental management system, this
ISO 14001 certification covers all of Placon’s business lines,
including food, retail and medical markets for both thermoforming and
the company’s EcoStar® extruded roll stock materials.
"Our large customers are increasingly expecting state-of-the-art
environmental practices from their suppliers. And consumers increasingly
want to know that their packaging providers are committed to
environmental best practices," explains Laura Stewart, Vice President of
Sales and Marketing. "Placon’s ISO 14001 certification proves we are
committed to meeting our customers' expectations and continually setting
future goals to improve."
Placon’s environmental management system provides a systematic framework
for the company to identify the environmental impact of its activities
and products. It also establishes commitments and targets, and monitors
results so Placon can continuously improve its performance.
"As a company focused on making packaging and sheet from reclaimed
recycled PET, we are acutely aware that what we do today will affect
future generations," Ms. Stewart said. "We work hard to make our
environmental footprint as small as possible and strive to continually
improve our environmental performance in every facet of our operations."
Highlights of the company's efforts include:
• Build new recycling facility to wash and grind post-consumer bottles and thermoforms
• Reduce compressed air leaks
• Install energy efficient lighting in production areas
• Reduce waste to the landfill
• Increase (identify new) internal recycling opportunities