One of the first injection molders in the country to earn ISO 9002 certification in the early ’90s, Mack Molding today holds certifications for ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003, and most recently, added ISO 14001:2004.
The internationally recognized standard for environmental management systems, ISO 14001 was achieved by Mack’s southern facilities in Inman, S.C., and Statesville, N.C.
“In essence, ISO 14001 certification means we’re going well beyond compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements to reach levels of environmental performance that will benefit our employees, our customers, our communities and our environment,” says Joe Carinci, director of operations for Mack’s southern division.
More specifically, Mack identified and ranked over 300 elements of its business activities that could potentially affect the environment. From there, the company developed and implemented a Pellet Loss Prevention Plan, Environmental Policy Manual, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, additions to the Hazardous Waste/Non-hazardous Waste Plan, and other procedures and work instructions.
In addition, Mack developed an Environmental, Health and Safety incident reporting system, and has incorporated several of the environmental requirements into already-existing ISO 9001 procedures.
To maintain ISO 14001 certification, Mack will undergo an annual surveillance audit for compliance until the certificate expires in April 2010, at which time the company will undertake another reassessment audit.
Contact: Joe Carinci, Director of Operations