ISO 14001

Company Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH:
Environmental management as a future protection

May 5th, 2009

Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH

Emmerich am Rhein. Environmental aspects with foresight are systematically included in company decisions! The company Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH has successfully been certified to ISO 14001:2004 by the TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH, an office of the TÜV SÜD AG.

To lower the consumption of energy and paper, as well as to sensitise employees - these concrete changes have proven themselves by the systematic application of ISO 14001:2004 within Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH. "We look at the certification of our company Brother Emmerich with the predicate ISO 14001 as an honour and obligation at the same time, to strictly continue the chosen way of the environmentally and energy conscious company policy in everyday operations. This also underlines the worldwide Brother-company philosophy in regard to the environmental purposes", Managing Director Leo Hessling said during the handing over of the certificate. "With the integration of quality and environmental management the company has recognised the signs of the time", according to Thomas Reuter of the TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH. Higher purpose of the ISO 14001:2004 is to promote the environmental protection and the avoidance of environmental impacts in harmony with economic requirements. The implementation within the company is not a unique or statistical issue, but it demands ongoing customisations and changes in the sense of a continuous improvement process. The fact that these really take place, the company now has a confirmation letter and seal from the safety standards authority TÜV SÜD.

The way to the certification of an UM-System consists of four phases. Phase 1: The TÜV employee informs the company about the process of the certification and prepares the audit together with the persons responsible. Phase 2: The TÜV auditor analyses the management-system on site and checks the conformity with the corresponding norm, in this case ISO 14001:2004. Phase 3: The System-Audit on site. This is about the analysis of the management-system in its conversion into practice, ideally with the help of the added value chain. It is important that on this occasion, improvement potentials are identified and together optimisation measures are decided on. Phase 4: The shared final conversation takes place immediately after the audit. On the basis of the strengths and weaknesses recognised in the audit the further development potential is discussed.
The continuous improvement process begins.
The audit-cycle consists of an annual surveillance audit and a recurrence audit every three years.

TÜV SÜD Management Service zählt zur TÜV SÜD AG und zertifiziert weltweit Qualitäts-, Umwelt- und Sicherheitsmanagementsysteme für alle Branchen. Die rund 480 Mitarbeiter führten bisher mehr als 18.000 Zertifizierungen weltweit durch.

TÜV SÜD ist ein führendes technisches Dienstleistungsunternehmen in den Geschäftsfeldern Industrie, Mobilität und Mensch. Mit über 9.000 Mitarbeitern ist er weltweit an mehr als 130 Standorten präsent. Das Leistungsspektrum umfasst Beratung, Prüfung, Zertifizierung und Bildung zu Fragen von Sicherheit, Qualität, Umweltschutz und Wirtschaftlichkeit.

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Heiner Rupperath - Marketing Dept. - Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH
Düsseldorferstr. 7-9, 46446 Emmerich am Rhein, Germany

TEL:++49 2822 609 0
FAX:++49 2822 609 50

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Brother has established its original "Brother Green Label" for the products, in conformity with ISO 14021 and JIS Q14021.
The use of the restricted substances such as lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium is absolutely within the regulation values. Brother has been providing all its products in accordance with the RoHS* Directive for all market areas(excluding machine tools).

* The RoHS Directive(the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment) came into effect in the EU in July 2006.

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