Source: Fras-le announcement
JOINVILLE, Brazil — Fremax, a Fras-le companies, obtained the international ISO 14.001:2015 certification in Environmental Management Systems. Thus, the company qualifies its industrial management processes, seeking continuous improvement with sustainability. With a 25,000- square-foot manufacturing facility in Joinville, S.C., Fremax manufactures and distributes auto parts for light and medium duty commercial vehicles.
The process for obtaining certification was initiated in January 2020 and the final audit, which ensured compliance with regulatory requirements, took place on July 30.
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ISO 14001:2015 specifies requirements for the implementation and operation of an Environmental Management System (SGA) in organizations.
“Throughout the process, our responsible team has developed planning measures, permanent updating of controls and legal requirements of industrial processes, and actions to engage management and operational teams with the environmental commitments made,” explained Fremax Director Julio Silva.
“Fremax is recognized for its quality and safety in the automotive market, in which it already operates. This certification allows us to obtain new opportunities in markets and countries that require a level of excellence that demonstrates our commitment to quality and sustainability throughout the production process, with respect to the environment,” stated the director of non-friction products and investor relations at Fras-le, Hemerson de Souza.
Among the actions of engagement and environmental education developed throughout the certification process, the environmental aspects and impacts of the organization were raised and the team’s training was carried out. An environmental guide was prepared and communication pieces were installed throughout the manufacturing unit.
A thematic design contest was also held on the subject of environment and sustainability, with the collaboration of children, they promoted the identification and cataloguing of trees maintained in the facility, to stimulate knowledge and expand the preservation of plant life, in addition to the distribution of an environmental themed calendar and ecological bags.
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