The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that its Fabrication manufacturing facility in Portland, Ore., has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification. ISO 14001 confirms Boeing's Portland facility has a certified system in place to monitor, manage and continuously improve its environmental management system.
Boeing's Portland facility, located in Gresham, Ore., comprises 124 acres and is a center of excellence for complex machined parts within the company. The site has a longstanding active environmental management system and works with the community to protect and improve the quality of the environment around the facility. That system includes such efforts as the donation of 14 acres of land to Gresham for a storm water treatment facility, a well field protection program that safeguards Portland's drinking water supply, a new employee commuting program that has increased participation by more than 20 percent, and a reduction in water usage from one cooling tower of 17,000 gallons a day.
"Boeing customers are worldwide, and the global standards for environmental stewardship are high. The people of Boeing Portland are committed to continual improvement of the business and leadership in protecting the environment. Achieving ISO 14001 clearly demonstrates our capability and genuine interest in the community in which we operate," said Jenette Ramos, Boeing Portland general manager.
The international standards, first published in 1996 in Switzerland by the International Organization for Standardization, are designed to assist companies in developing, implementing and maintaining an effective environmental management system.