Baker Industries (the "Company"), a Lincoln Electric company, announced that it has achieved ISO 14001 certification.
Baker Industries is the 40th Lincoln Electric site to achieve ISO 14001 certification. This recognition reflects Lincoln Electric's commitment to operational excellence and provides assurance to its stakeholders that the appropriate systems are in place to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and a focus on reducing its environmental impact.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems (EMS). It provides a framework for organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve their environmental policies and practices. By adhering to ISO 14001, companies can effectively manage their environmental impact, reduce resource consumption, and demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
To achieve ISO 14001 certification, an independent auditor completed an on-site assessment of the Company's plants to assess readiness. The audit examined environmental compliance obligations, environmental objectives, pollution prevention, and employee involvement. The audit deemed the Company's EMS effective with zero non-conformities.
"We are extremely proud of our recent ISO 14001 certification. It provides the Company with a framework for environmental management and allows the environment to be considered in everyday business activities. We understand the importance of protecting the environment from our manufacturing processes and being mindful of the resources we use," said Austin Mullins, Environmental Health and Safety Manager.
According to Mullins, during the audit, the Company showed notable strengths in stormwater compliance, sustainability reporting, and coolant reclamation.
Mullins continued, "ISO 14001 will allow us to increase recycling rates and improve resource efficiency and environmental performance. We look forward to implementing new methods to decrease our environmental footprint and positively contribute to Lincoln Electric's 2025 Higher Standard Strategy sustainability targets."