Honda Plants Comply with ISO 14001

3/27/1999 6:22:30 AM

All four plants operated by Honda of America Mfg. (HAM) in Ohio have achieved ISO 14001 status, a global environmental management rating. This makes HAM one of the auto industry's first companies to implement the environmental management system under guidelines set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Marysville Auto Plant, East Liberty Auto Plant, Anna Engine Plant and Marysville Motorcycle Plant each achieved ISO 14001 registration by implementing comprehensive environmental management systems.

Each plant established procedures to control, measure and improve environmental performance. Third-party auditors inspect each plant twice a year to ensure conformance with ISO 14001 requirements.

"Honda is committed to a 'green factory' concept, aimed at making it an industry leader at reducing waste and emissions," said Richard Lahiere, senior manager of HAM's Environmental Health and Safety Department. "ISO 14001 establishes clear guidelines on how to manage environmental activities in a manufacturing setting."