Yokohama’s U.S. Plant Gets Environmental Certification
(Akron/Tire Review) Yokohama Tire Corp.’s tire plant in Salem, Va., has received ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification. Yokohama said that all of plants in Japan have been ISO 14001 accredited since 1999 and the company’s plants worldwide are certified or in the process of becoming certified.
“Yokohama is pledged to work toward ‘zero emissions,’ a program that will eliminate industrial waste at landfill sites,” said Shinichi Suzuki, executive vice president of manufacturing and technology, plant manager and a Yokohama Rubber Co. vice president. “Our commitment to the environment is very important.
“We work to reuse or otherwise recycle all waste and will introduce cogeneration systems to raise resource efficiency,” Suzuki said. “We work in all our operations to reduce waste and the output of carbon dioxide. Globally, this is our moral obligation.”