SustainabilitySustainability

ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 14001 Certification

In November 2011, Summit Brands received an ISO 14001 Certification to help drive and manage our environmental compliance and sustainability efforts through a formal and organized environmental management system (EMS). This framework has allowed us to manage our goals through the use of metrics and reviews by top management, drive continual improvement, and meet and exceed our customer and consumer expectations.

As a leader in protecting the environment, Summit Brand’s EMS has been registered to ISO 14001 at all of its Fort Wayne, Indiana locations.

Environmental Policy

Summit Brands is committed to doing well by doing good in our business and the community. We pledge to prevent pollution, continually improve toward our environmental objectives and comply with applicable regulations.

We are committed to:
  • Comply with applicable regulations
  • Prevent pollution
  • Develop and review our environmental objectives and targets
  • Continually improve our environmental management system

SAFER CHOICE / DESIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (DfE)

In 2012, Summit Brands made the responsible choice to participate in 2 voluntary programs run by the EPA. The Safer Choice program allows us to work with EPA to create safer, more cost-effective products for the environment and our consumers. The requirements to achieve Safer Choice recognition are rigorous. In order to meet this challenge, we have integrated the Safer Choice product process into our established Environmental Management System. The Design for the Environment (DfE) allows us to formulate anti-microbial products that are more toward the green end of the pesticide spectrum.

Both programs require the products to be reviewed against a strict standard. The standard ensures products certified to them have more positive human health and environmental characteristics than conventional products of the same type.

We are proud to have our Glisten Washer Magic certified under Safer Choice and our Glisten Dishwasher Magic Machine Cleaner certified to the DfE program.

Safer Choice, Meets U.S. EPA Safer Product Standards, epa.gov/saferchoiceDesigned for the Environment

To learn more on the programs and the benefits, visit:
https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice
and
https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-labels/design-environment-antimicrobial-pesticide-pilot-project-moving-toward-green-end

NORTHEAST INDIANA SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS COUNCIL (NISBC)

The NISBC is a Nonprofit, Non-partisan Business Organization that collaborates with local businesses and government, utilities and regional like-mission organizations to promote sustainable “green” business practices. Summit Brands is an active member of the NISBC and has networked with other area businesses and organizations to find ways to reduce costs and improve its business practices through sustainability. In April 2012, Summit Brands received a 2 STAR NISBC Bright Green Business Certification.

To learn more about NISBC, please visit www.nisbc.org.

nisbc - Bright Green Certified Business