RACINE, Wis. - Modine Manufacturing Co. has reached its goal of implementing a global environmental management system (EMS) at 26 of its manufacturing locations.

"This marks a significant achievement for Modine in meeting the goal first announced in January 2002," said David Rayburn, Modine president and chief executive officer. "It reinforces our commitment to improving our environmental performance by providing a common and structured approach for preventing pollution, eliminating waste, and reducing environmental risks in our operations. We are already realizing reduced environmental impacts and are benefiting from associated cost savings as a result."

Modine's EMS is based on the internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard. The backbone of Modine's EMS is to drive environmental stewardship throughout the organization and incorporate it into the company's daily business activities. It standardizes the process of management of environmental issues on a global format and formally expresses its commitment to continual improvement.

"All 26 of our targeted facilities have now been certified using a third-party auditor," said Gary Fahl, Modine environmental health and safety officer.

Publication date: 03/14/2005