Jacobsen’s Charlotte Plant Receives ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification
Jacobsen announces that the Environmental Management System of the Charlotte Manufacturing Facility achieved ISO 14001 certification.
Todd Eagle headed the ISO 14001 certification team that included Jay Draeger, Jamie McDermott, Kathy Penland, Mindy Page, Astor Azarcon, Blair Merckle, Al Mitchell, Donald Patterson, Kevin Dudley, Kenneth Wilson and Michele Brown. The team was honored during an employee’s meeting held at the facility last month.
The ISO 14001 standard—often referred to as the "green" standard—defines the specific requirements for a comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS). The ISO 14001 standard allows organizations such as Jacobsen to use the standard to develop their own policies and objectives within a structured management system framework that meet the requirements for an effective EMS. During the development of the company’s EMS, legislative requirements, relevant public issues and plant-specific environmental concerns were taken into account.
The ISO 14001 certification follows an intensive audit of Jacobsen’s internal systems, policies and procedures to ensure they meet the ISO 14001 standard and that while in use, will control the impact of manufacturing and other operations on the environment. Jacobsen has introduced electrically operated utility trucks, tri-plex riding greens mowers and walk-behind mowers, that produce no emissions and use no oils, fuels or fluids that could potentially harm the environment. Jacobsen also manufactures gasoline and diesel powered products that are compliant with local, national and international emissions regulations, and also use biodegradable oils, hydraulic fluids and greases that also do not harm soil or water if they are accidentally leaked or spilled.
The Charlotte Manufacturing Facility, the Jacobsen Center of Excellence for Turf Care Products, has also received ISO 9001 certification.