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Luvata Waterbury attains ISO 14001:2015 certification

Luvata Waterbury ISO 14001:2015 certification

Luvata Waterbury ISO 14001 team pictured L-R: Wilnelia Alicea, Robert Schaedler, Christopher Maloy, James Lajewski and Maria Gomes-Crespo (not pictured Jeff Malash).

(26 March 2019) Luvata Waterbury announces that it has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS). As part of its commitment to environmental stewardship and continual improvement, Luvata in Waterbury, Connecticut successfully passed both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits held in late 2018.

ISO 14001 is a standard maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It recognizes top companies across the world for adopting environmentally responsible business practices. It outlines specific requirements for an EMS that organizations use to implement their environmental policy.

Luvata Waterbury recognized Chris Maloy, Waterbury's Facilities & Special Projects Manager, for his dedication and compliance to achieving ISO 14001 certification. Chris stated, "Waterbury continuously looks for opportunities to improve our environmental performance to not only meet the regulatory compliance requirements, but also to minimize our carbon footprint. It's a bonus to be officially recognized for being environmentally responsible."

One example that received outstanding remarks from the ISO auditor was Waterbury's development of environmentally friendly chrome plated superconducting wire for the fusion reactor project International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) a few years back. Dr. Hem Kanithi, Vice President Business Development for Luvata Waterbury added, "While others continued to use more hazardous chrome chemistry for ITER wire, Waterbury proved that product attributes could be managed in a more environmentally friendly fashion."

Luvata Waterbury has been producing niobium-titanium (NbTi)-based superconducting wires and cables for nearly fifty years. As the world's leading producer of low-temperature superconducting (LTS) wire and cable, Luvata superconductor wire is commonly used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) and world renowned scientific projects.

Luvata's vision is to use its unique technology know-how to influence the development of a modern sustainable world. Luvata now has six facilities with ISO 14001 certification, a reflection of its strong commitment to continual improvement and the efforts of its employees in serving customers and communities around the world.
 
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