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Karastan Facilities Achieve ISO 14001 Certification

October 07, 2008 - Karastan announces that its manufacturing plant in Eden, NC is ISO 14001 certified with the International Organization for Standardization. The company’s spinning and worsted facilities in Greenville, NC received this prestigious environmental certification in October 2008.

ISO 14001 is an environmental management standard (EMS) that specifies a set of requirements. The purpose of this standard is to help organizations protect the environment, prevent pollution and improve environmental performance. Some of the potential benefits of an EMS based on ISO 14001 include:

  • Encourages improvement in overall environmental performance and compliance
  • Provides a framework for using pollution prevention practices to meet EMS objectives
  • Increases efficiency and potential cost savings when managing environmental obligations
  • Promotes predictability and consistency in managing environmental obligations
  • Advances effective targeting of scarce environmental management resources
  • Gives stakeholders the reassurance they need that the organization’s environmental claims are valid

“Conformity to ISO 14001 standards benefits the environment, our company and our customers,” says Scott Mair, director of manufacturing for Karastan. “By making environmentalism a priority, we constantly strive to find better and more efficient ways to meet our eco-goals. These efforts are reflected in products with environmental value and selling power that sets our customers apart.”

“Karastan is also proud to announce that all New Zealand wool we use is scoured by a company that meets stringent Environmental Choice New Zealand specifications,” adds Mair. “This assessment reflects the highest standards of environmental excellence and greatly contributes towards the eco-friendliness of the final product.”