Peterbilt facilities receive ISO 14001 environmental certification

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Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that its manufacturing facilities in Denton, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn., have received ISO 14001 certification. The internationally recognized standard provides the basic framework for managing environmental impacts; according to Peterbilt, earning this certification confirms its commitment to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Peterbilt Nashville was the first Paccar facility in the United States to achieve ISO 14001 environmental certification in September 2007; the Denton facility followed by earning certification in November. Certification requires that employees be aware of how their job can impact the environment and know what their organization is doing toward achieving environmental goals.

Peterbilt says all of its facilities have aggressive targets for continuous reduction of air emissions, packaging waste, waste solvent, hazardous waste, energy use and landfill disposal. A companywide philosophy that ensures that Peterbilt continues to act in a way that promotes recycling and reduces pollution and waste is maintained by both its management and its employees, according to the truck maker; there is a natural synergy between ISO 14001 and its corporate focus.

“Peterbilt is committed to reduce, reuse and recycle waste and to preserve the environment,” says Bill Jackson, general manager of Denton-based Peterbilt and Paccar vice president. “Our facilities are dedicated to process improvements to meet our conservation goals.”