DENSO International America has been certified for implementing environmental management systems to comply with the ISO 14001 international standard.
ISO 14001, a voluntary worldwide standard of excellence for environmental management, promotes the establishment and certification of environmental management systems (EMS) that proactively identify and address issues of potential environmental significance.
DIAM President Tony Takeuchi said, "By voluntarily adopting ISO 14001, DENSO is making a commitment that it will not only comply with environmental regulations, but that it will also implement a series of measures to lessen its impact on the environment."
Other DENSO Group companies already certified in Michigan include:
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc., Battle Creek,
ASMO Manufacturing, Inc., Battle Creek, and
Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc., Jackson.
Fourteen of the 21 DENSO Group companies in North America are now certified for ISO 14001.
Worldwide so far, 35 DENSO Group facilities are ISO 14001-certified with nine other facilities currently undergoing the certification process.
Bob Djurovic, district manager for the certifying body, Det Norske Veritas, will present the ISO 14001 certificate to Takeuchi and the DENSO ISO 14001 Steering Committee.
DIAM's ISO 14001 Steering Committee members include: Kevin McCurry and Shannon Mooney of Troy; Robert Townsend of Northville; Tony Valdes of Berkley; Sue Daniels of Wayne; Jeff White of Ontario; Denise Carlson of Rochester Hills; Tim Roland of Waterford; Tom Slaga of Highland; Jeannette Frasson of Trenton; Tishya Bhatia of Ann Arbor; Rob Hempel of Redford Township; Makato Aikawa and Hiroshi Toda of West Bloomfield, and Randy Tardif of Livonia.
DENSO, global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components, employs 13,000 people in North America; 3,000 of those work in Michigan. DENSO Corporation, located in Kariya, Aichi, Japan, employs more than 72,000 in 26 countries.
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