NQA Recertifies SPIROL Environmental Management System to ISO 14001
SPIROL International Corporation in Danielson, CT, announces their ISO 14001 recertification by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. (NQA).
By implementing and adhering to conservation policies aimed at reducing their global footprint, in the last year SPIROL International achieved the following:
- Electricity use was decreased by 27.56%
- Process water decreased by 24.09%
- Lubricant use decreased by 28.01%
SPIROL constantly re-evaluates their manufacturing and administrative processes to help improve the environment. There is an extensive recycling program for paper, batteries, light bulbs, raw materials and manufacturing fluids. They also have implemented energy saving apparatuses such as automatic light switches and auto-flush units in the commodes.
ISO 14001 is a standard for environmental management systems implemented in any business, regardless of size, location or income. The aim of the standard is to reduce the environmental footprint of a business and to decrease the pollution and waste a business produces. The most recent version of ISO 14001 was released in 2004 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which has representation from committees all over the world. The ISO 14000 environmental management standards exist to help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment. In structure it is similar to ISO 9000 quality management and both can be implemented side by side. In order for an organization to be awarded an ISO 14001 certificate they must be externally audited by an audit body that has been accredited by an accreditation body.
In addition to ISO 14001, SPIROL International Corporation also has active IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 quality certifications.
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Beginning with the invention of the Coiled Pin in 1948, SPIROL International Corporation has continuously grown to introduce new products, as well as improve the performance of established lines, resulting in millions of dollars of savings for our customers. Headquartered in Danielson, CT, SPIROL now operates globally across four continents and is a leading manufacturer of a diverse line of engineered components for fastening, joining, and assembly including: Coiled Spring Pins, Slotted Spring Pins, Solid Pins, Alignment Dowels and Bushings, Spacers, Compression Limiters, Threaded Inserts for Plastics, Disc Springs, Precision Shims, Pin Installation Equipment, Insert Installation Equipment, Compression Limiter Installation Equipment and High Performance Feeding Systems. Partner with SPIROL early in your design stage to simplify your assembly process, improve the quality of your product, and lower the overall cost of your assembly!
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Our core purpose is to be a resource that facilitates the reduction of your assembly costs, improves your product quality and enhances your overall competitiveness. In addition, SPIROL offers: