Amersfoort, Netherlands, 2 May, 2011
Building on Ergotron’s global environmental initiatives, Ergotron, Inc. announced today that its Amersfoort, Netherlands European facility has successfully achieved ISO-14001 certification.
“Environmental stewardship is an important part of Ergotron’s mission,” said Jonathan Pyenson, senior vice-president of EMEA operations at Ergotron. “Thanks to the hard work of our planner, Dirk Medema, and the whole team here in Amersfoort, we are happy to see that our European operations are now fully compliant with industry standards and Ergotron’s global initiatives.”
The ISO 14001 Standard is the internationally accepted standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). It was created by the International Organization for Standardization to help organizations document, standardize, and improve the manner in which their operations interact with the environment while complying with related environmental laws, regulations and requirements.
Ergotron’s EMS team works to ensure Ergotron’s activities, products and services have minimal impact on the environment. To reduce our environmental risks, Ergotron has built systems that: improve or energy efficiency, focus on resource conservation and control our waste/chemical management processes.
“Implementation of the ISO-14001 certification at our Amersfoort site means Ergotron is now ISO-14001 certified globally,” said Joe Carroll, Ergotron quality director. “Ergotron’s 14001 Environmental Management System is fully integrated with our 9001 Quality Management System. The combination of the two systems helps Ergotron reduce, reuse and recycle its environmental impacts while improving operational performance. This provides a huge competitive advantage for Ergotron and its customers.”
To learn more about Ergotron’s products and environmental responsibility in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa please call +31 33 45 45 600 or visit http://www.ergotron.com.
About the International Organization for Standardization
The International Organization for Standardization is recognized as the leading developer of voluntary, consensus-based international standards for business, government and society. There are more than 16,500 current ISO standards and related documents that specify the requirements for state-of-the-art products, services, processes, materials and systems, and for good conformity assessment, managerial and organizational practice.
Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron’s products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 37 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they’re used. Incorporating Ergotron’s Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user’s experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment.