SHENYANG, China (Sept. 1) — Michelin´s tire plant in Shenyang has achieved ISO 14001 certification, and the firm expects its tire and steel cord plants in Shanghai to be certified before year-end.
ISO 14001 is an international standard based on the continuous improvement of environmental performances. Michelin said it has developed a standardized method, Michelin Environmental Management System, to help its plant managers meet the standards.
The international certification organization Underwriters Laboratories issued the certification July 14.
As an example of improvements, Michelin said the Shenyang plant has reduced its water consumption by 30 percent over the past few months.
The Michelin Shen Yang Tire Co. plant is a multi-activity site, producing car and truck tires and rubber compounds. It is staffed with more than 2,000 employees.