WOOD DALE, IL – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, announced that its Fremont, California, plant has received ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management practices. The Fremont plant produces Thomson’s lead screw and stepper motor linear actuator product lines. Completing the stringent ISO 14001 compliance process verifies the company’s commitment to and capabilities for optimizing environmental management processes.
“We are proud to have achieved this important certification,” said Jim Stewart, Vice President of Global Operations at Thomson. “It shows that we can maintain high product quality standards with minimal impact on the environment. Our customers can be confident that they are buying from a company that is committed to environmental sustainability and to being a responsible link in their supply chain.”
ISO 14001, which is advanced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is the globally recognized standard for environmental management systems (EMSs). It provides a framework for formulating and maintaining EMSs to control environmental aspects of their operations, minimize impact and ensure legal compliance. Following this framework, ISO certification teams audited the Fremont plant’s systems for reducing energy consumption, managing hazardous waste, conserving water and other sustainability related practices.
The resulting ISO 14001 certification complements the Fremont plant’s previously achieved ISO 9001 accreditation, which relies on the same process of internal auditing, controls and documentation for quality management systems as ISO 14001 uses for certifying environmental systems.
“Having both ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 shows that we have clear visibility and control over manufacturing to external and internal requirements, and helps assure our customers that we are implementing all-encompassing quality and environmental management,” Stewart added.
About Thomson Industries, Inc.
With 75 years of achievement in motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Actuators, Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® Shafting, Ground and Rolled Ball Screws, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945 and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of linear motion control solutions serving global aerospace and defense, medical and health, factory automation, food processing, and mobile off-highway markets. Thomson, a brand of U.S.-based Altra Industrial Motion, has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2000 distributor locations around the world.