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- Continual improvement
- Always being compliant
- Reduced waste and pollution
- Education, and
- Systematic reviews
Specifically, the team assigned to this project first identified and ranked for the Inman and Statesville plants over 300 elements of Mack’s business activities that potentially affect the environment. From there, they wrote and implemented a Pellet Loss Prevention Plan; nine procedures and five work instructions to address the 14001 standard; an Environmental Policy Manual; a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; and additions to the Hazardous Waste/Non-hazardous Waste Plan.
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.
While it’s early to quantify results, Director of Operations Joe Carinci has already noticed a heightened awareness throughout the plants regarding the major initiatives set forth in Mack’s new environmental management system. “In essence, 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.”
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.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. The company operates seven facilities throughout the eastern United States. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business with over 1800 employees in North America. For more news and information about applications and services of Mack Molding Co., go to www.mack.com. Click here for a corporate overview.