– J&J / Invision, a privately owned commercial carpet manufacturer based in Dalton, GA, recently announced the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 certification by NSF. This certification comes as a result of an established organization-wide environmental management system.
J&J / Invision began the certification process in September 2007. The company formatted a process for determining and improving significant environmental impacts. This included adapting new processes and systems, as well as training associates.
The certification exemplifies J&J / Invision’s corporate commitment to reducing pollution and minimizing the company’s environmental impact on air, water, and land. These impacts were determined as: waste water discharge, water consumption, electrical consumption, solid waste management, and natural gas consumption. Improvement processes for each significant impact were developed along with a plan for continual improvement.
The ISO exists to help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment; comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally-oriented requirements; and continually improve on each of these. The ISO 14001 environmental standard was launched in 1996 and is currently used in 138 countries.
“We are very pleased that J&J / Invision has achieved ISO 14001 certification,” says David Jolly, president and COO of J&J / Invision. “It is evidence of our on-going commitment to the environment, and this certification is the result of the efforts of our many dedicated associates and their genuine desire to be good stewards of our natural resources.”
This certification is an extension of the existing environmental program at J&J / Invision, called EnAct®, which has a wide focus on reducing, recycling, reusing, and creating a healthier, more sustainable environment.
Founded in 1957, J&J / Invision is a family-owned and operated commercial carpet manufacturer, producing carpet under the J&J Commercial and Invision Carpet Systems brands. The company is committed to providing the most innovative broadloom and modular carpet tile products available in the commercial flooring market for corporate interiors, healthcare, retail, educational and institutional facilities. As the oldest commercial-only manufacturer in the United States, J&J / Invision offers a broad range of carpet styles designed to satisfy the most discriminating eye, engineered to withstand the most demanding environments and priced to please any budget. For more information, visit www.jj-invision.com.