MIDLAND PARK, N.J., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT A-C Pump Canada, a unit of
ITT Fluid Technology, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling technology, is
among the first North American companies to achieve ISO 14001 certification,
the international environmental systems standard.
Created by the same Geneva, Switzerland-based International Standards
Organization that produced the ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 quality management
certifications, ISO 14001 aims to help companies maintain, and continually
enhance, systems that lead to optimal environmental practices.
According to Richard J. Labrecque, President and CEO of ITT Fluid
Technology Corp., "A-C Pump's achievement reflects our commitment to achieving
world-class standards -- as well as our strong customer focus." A-C Pump
Canada's customer base includes pulp and paper and mining operations, which
face increasingly stringent environmental regulation, and seek sound practices
in their suppliers.
A-C Pump Canada, which manufactures industrial-use pumps, relies on
environmental management systems to control hazardous waste disposal, energy
and water consumption, sewer discharge, noise level and other environmental
concerns. To elevate its environmental management systems to ISO 14001
standards, A-C Pump looked at their facility's environmental accident
scenarios -- and how their current systems would handle these incidents. They
then used this information to enhance systems.
A-C Pump and ITT Fluid Technology have had their own stringent
environmental standards in place for years, according to A-C Pump Operations
Manager Sue O'Meara, and these already high standards helped ease the
certification process. In addition, A-C Pump's 128 employee facility in
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has a clearly stated company policy that makes
environmental protection and conservation and employee health and safety just
as important to the company as economic success.
Several other units of ITT Fluid Technology are currently working toward
ISO 14001 certification. All Fluid Technology units have achieved ISO 9001
ITT Industries (NYSE: IIN) (http://www.ittind.com) is a leading worldwide
diversified manufacturing company, with 1996 sales of $8.4 billion dollars
from its three primary business segments: Automotive, Defense & Electronics,
and Fluid Technology. ITT Automotive is one of the world's largest
independent suppliers of systems and components to automotive manufacturers.
ITT Defense & Electronics is a world leader in the design, manufacture and
support of high technology electronic systems and components for defense and
commercial markets. ITT Fluid Technology is one of the world's leading
manufacturers of products, systems and services for the movement, measurement,
and control of fluids.
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