Yokohama Subsidiary Gains ISO Certification
Yokohama Rubber reports that its US subsidiary engaged in the manufacture of rubber hoses for vehicle air conditioning and power steering units, SAS Rubber Company, became ISO 14001 certified in December 2007. According to Yokohama, the ISO 14001 certification of the Ohio facility comes as part of the company’s Grand Design 100 plan (GD100), first announced in April 2006; under the principles of GD100 all Yokohama group companies have been working on acquiring ISO 14001 certification, and all eleven of the company’s production bases in Japan and the corporate head office have already done so. Of Yokohama Rubber’s 13 overseas locations, nine, including SAS Rubber Company, have also been certified. The remainder, Yokohama reports, are working to complete the process at the earliest possible time.