Mac Arthur Announces ISO 14001 Certification
Grand Blanc, MI – 10/15/12 – Mac Arthur Corporation, a leading international supplier of high quality custom labels and die-cut components, announced today it has achieved certification to the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard. The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. The ISO 14001 standard is an environmental management system (EMS) that provides the framework for organizations to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001 certification demonstrates that Mac Arthur Corporation’s EMS is operating effectively and in conformance with the standard. Additionally, it signifies MacArthur Corporation’s on-going commitment to sustainability and environmentally-conscious business practices, including utilizing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved materials and water-based inks whenever possible, and a filtrated waste-water system. The issues of sustainability, environment and waste are challenges that are here to stay for the label industry. By implementing ISO 14001 Mac Arthur Corporation has committed to meeting the latest environmental demands of the industry and better serving their customers’ interests in sustainability. As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) who is also ISO 14001 certified, Mac Arthur Corporation joins a short list of companies in its industry that are at the forefront of this global movement working toward a cleaner, safer, and healthier world. Danielle Jerschefske, North America Editor for Labels & Labeling said, ‘Label converting companies like Mac Arthur Corporation that adopt ISO 14001 are required to perform regular audits to ensure its EMS is working effectively and is meeting set environmental goals. Such companies will be able to significantly reduce wastage in their operations and will have the standardized verification to support such claims, an important capability given the growing need for transparency in the supply chain and the need to perform in accordance with new legislation and standards.’ ‘Our ISO 14001 certification is a significant accomplishment and validates our commitment to improving the environment. Certification to this international standard reinforces our efforts of minimizing waste and enables a cross-functional team to identify immediate initiatives to further reduce our environmental impact.’ noted Jason Linton, Vice President of Operations. For additional information about Mac Arthur Corporation’s commitment to the environment, visit their Environmental Commitment page. To learn more about sustainability in the label industry, visit the Bookshop at Labels & Labeling for your copy of Environmental Performance and Sustainable Labeling.