Bradken Facilities Achieve ISO Certification
March 10, 2015
Kansas City, Mo.-based Bradken’s metalcasting operation in Atchison, Kan., and its machining facility in St. Joseph, Mo., recently received formal notification of ISO14001:2004 certification through SAI Global.
These sites are the first of Bradken’s North American locations to attain this certification, confirming the successful implementation of an environmental management system and signifying conformance with international standards for environmental protection.
“Achieving system registration validates all the time and effort put forth by our team,” said Kenneth Compton, environmental coordinator. “A certified environmental management system plays an important role as we make progress toward environmental improvements.”
As a global company, Bradken is planning implementation of these requirements and standards at all its production sites.
“We take great pride in this accomplishment,” said Kevin McDermed, COO, Engineered Products Division, Bradken. “As the demand for corporate social responsibility increases, this certification demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving our environmental performance and striving to reduce our environmental impact.”
For the Atchison and St. Joseph sites, the certification cycle will continue through December 2017 and includes an annual auditor follow-up to assess improvements to the management system.
Bradken is a leading supplier to the global resources, energy and freight rail industries. Bradken employs almost 4,600 people in 34 manufacturing facilities and more than 30 sales and service centres in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, South America and China.