Bendix Meets Requirements Across All Locations for Environmental Management Systems Used to Enhance Sustainability
ELYRIA, Ohio – July 17, 2018 – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, recently completed ISO 14001:2015 transition audits at all 11 of its facilities across six locations.
ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, focuses on environmental management systems in ISO 14001, for which the previous standard was established in 2004. The latest standard, ISO 14001:2015, is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
“This achievement not only fulfills customer obligations for continued certification, but also demonstrates a commitment to compliance with regulatory requirements – as well as the continual improvement of our management systems,” said Maria Gutierrez, Bendix director of corporate responsibility and sustainability. “The third-party certification achieved gives confidence to our customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders that Bendix has implemented the requirements of the standard properly.”
Bendix facilities completing the transition to ISO 14001:2015 were the three plants at the Acuña, Mexico, campus; Bowling Green, Kentucky; the Elyria headquarters; the four plants at the Huntington, Indiana, operation; Mexico City, Mexico; and North Aurora, Illinois. Bureau Veritas conducted the external audits.
Teams at each location prepared for more than a year to further strengthen existing environmental management systems to address the latest revisions to the ISO 14001 standard. One of the areas they concentrated on, as defined in the update, was ensuring the inclusion of environmental management within the company’s strategic planning process.
They also increased focus on environmental aspects around product life-cycle management, such as acquisition of raw materials, design, production, transportation and delivery, use, end-of-life treatment, and final disposal. Lastly, the teams emphasized proactive initiatives aimed at improving environmental performance.
About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
A member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 3,200 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit bendix.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com. And to learn more about career opportunities, visit bendix.com/careers.