Cryotech Facility Certified to ISO Environmental Standard
Fort Madison, Iowa, July 12, 2005.
Cryotech Deicing Technology's environmental management system at its Fort Madison, Iowa manufacturing facility has been certified to the ISO 14001:2004 standard by BSI Management Systems, a worldwide ISO registrar.
To achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification, a company must establish and maintain a detailed environmental management system which allows it to identify and take required actions that reduce environmental and health risks, while consistently improving its environmental performance.
"Achieving ISO 14001:2004 certification recognizes our environmental, health, and safety commitment to employees, customers, suppliers, and the community in which we live and work," said Keith Johnson, the company's president. "It reaffirms our mission to preserve and safeguard the environment for future generations. We are very proud of each employee's high level of commitment that resulted in this accomplishment."
ISO (International Organization for Standardization), a network of the national standards institutes of 151 countries, is the world's largest developer of standards. Its principal activity is the creation of technical standards which make the development, manufacturing, and supply of products and services more efficient, safer, and cleaner. The standards also make trade between countries easier and fairer, and they serve as a quality safeguard for consumers of products and services.
"This certification is beyond the requirements of governmental regulations," said Michelle Pezley, ISO Manager. "Our intention is to operate a world-class facility. Achieving ISO certification is an example of the company's commitment to that goal." Cryotech is the first in its industry to achieve certification to two ISO standards. The company was earlier certified for its quality system.
Cryotech is a division of General Atomics International Services Corporation, a San Diego based company specializing in energy-related research and product development. A world leader in deicer technology, Cryotech manufactures and markets environmentally compatible acetate-based highway, commercial, and airport runway deicers, as well as glycol-based aircraft deicers. Each is considered safer for the environment because they biodegrade and exhibit low toxicity to vegetation and aquatic life.
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