Martin Chinese Factory Receives ISO 14001 Certification

martin-chinese-facility.jpgMartin Manufacturing Zhuhai Ltd, Martin Professional's production facility in China, has fully developed and implemented the ISO 14001 environmental management system and received its ISO 14001 certification.

The ISO 14001 environmental management standards address minimizing negative environmental impact while monitoring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements.

With the ISO 14001 certification, Martin's Chinese facility, which is already ISO 9001 certified, has met additional requirements pertaining to management reviews, audits, corrective/preventive action, and document control. Additionally, ISO 14001 encompasses:

 Improvements beyond current environmental impact standards

 Implementation of an environmental policy and action plan

 Maintaining high standards in the work environment

“We have in fact been implementing the ISO 14001 standard at our Chinese facility for years but have only now received official certification. It is our express goal to be the greenest company in our industry and this is an important step in that direction,” states Michael Christensen, Martin Professional's Corporate QA Manager. “Through compliance with ISO 14001, we are demonstrating in a concrete way our concern for our environmental impact. We report openly about our consumption of electricity, water and heat, and have set up a system for controlling our use of chemical material. In short, we show how we affect the world by producing lighting and smoke products. Perhaps most importantly, we have established goals and targets for continued improvement.”

Martin lives up to the ISO 9001 standard and maintains the same high quality standards across all its facilities. Martin is also fully compliant with ROHS, WEEE and REACH standards and maintains a recycling program for electronic spare parts. For more information on Martin's environmental policy please visit: www.martin.com/general/epolicy.asp

Martin ProfessionalFounded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs, and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces through dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry's most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. For more information please visit www.martin.com

For more information contact your local Martin distributor or PR Coordinator Larry Beck at Martin Professional at:

Telephone: +45 40 80 57 03 (mobile)

Fax: +45 87 40 00 10

E-mail: larry.beck@martin.dk

Internet: www.martin.com

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