|By PR Newswire||
|March 6, 2014 02:00 PM EST||
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a leading third-party product and package testing laboratory, was recently recertified to be in compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) protocol. The firm's two locations first achieved certification to the international standard in 2011.
The outside auditors who visited Westpak during the recertification process were impressed with the changes the company has implemented. "One of our biggest improvements came from changing our lunch rooms over from canned sodas to a soda machine," commented Catherine Dowling, Quality Manager, "which saved us a lot of money as well. That was a reduction of about 10,000 aluminum cans per year!"
Compliance to ISO 14001:2004 assures Westpak's clients, employees, neighbors, and other external stakeholders the firm has implemented effective internal programs to meet federal and state environmental laws, while minimizing resource consumption, waste production, and the use of hazardous materials.
For more information regarding Westpak's Quality Department philosophy as well as its ISO 14001:2004 program, please visit http://www.westpak.com/global-messages/quality.asp.
Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak specializes in product reliability, distribution, packaging, and related custom testing services for pharmaceutical, medical device, solar, technology and other industries. Westpak's philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless ingredient in testing." Visit www.westpak.com.
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