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Martin Brower Employs Environmental Management System To Meet Sustainability Objectives

14 Martin Brower US Distribution Centers ISO 14001 Certified

Rosemont, IL – Jan 11, 2012: Today, The Martin-Brower Company L.L.C. announced that its environmental management system enabled the quick service food distributer to achieved ISO 14001 certification in 14 of its US distribution centers with the remaining four US operations set to be certified in 2013.

A global distributor of food and service products for McDonald’s restaurants, Martin Brower created and implemented an environmental management system to identify waste reduction opportunities and improve energy efficiency practices in all of its facilities and across all of its operations in the US.

“We applaud Martin Brower’s efforts in incorporating sustainability goals into their business and investing in the systems to manage, measure, and continuously improve operations. This achievement is a demonstration of their leadership within our supplier community. Their work helps us create a more sustainable supply chain that delivers value to our customers and our business.” Susan Forsell, McDonald's vice president, quality systems.

Brian Hancock, Martin Brower North America President, said, “Our sustainability efforts began years ago, but our greatest improvements did not happen until we deployed a consistent environmental standard for all of our operations and opened ourselves up to external audits. Through the findings of the separate ISO 14001 audits at each center we were able to make improvements to our Environmental Management System (EMS) resulting in tremendous reductions in the amount of resources we use and the amount of waste we generate.”

“Martin Brower has taken the industry lead in best environmental practice,” comments Cem Onus, of DEKRA Certification, Inc.. “By adopting environmental standards, companies like Martin Brower will gain competitive advantage and protect the brands of the product they distribute, since consumers increasingly demand the highest ethical standards in an age of rising raw material prices and concern for the environment. We encourage all supply chain operations to become ISO 14001 certified.”

• Harriman, NY ISO 14001 Certified in 2010

• Conroe, TX ISO 14001 Certified in 2011

• Dallas Ft. Worth, TX ISO 14001 Certified in 2011

• Orlando, FL ISO 14001 Certified in 2011

• Pompano Beach, FL ISO 14001 Certified in 2011

• Atlanta, GA ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• Dickson, TN ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• Enfield, CT ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• Fridley, MN ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• Mason City, IA ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• North Little Rock, AR ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• Stockton, CA ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• Salt Lake City, UT ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

• Valley Forge, PA ISO 14001 Certified in 2012

“We’ve deployed an Environmental Policy, Environmental Management System (EMS) and an Environmental Scorecard in all 18 of our US distribution centers. The combination of these sustainability tools and the ISO 14001 audits will ensure that we meet our goals of continuous green house gas emission reductions and zero waste operations,” said, Brian Hancock, Martin Brower North

  • Posted in: News
  • January 11, 2012