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Posted November 4, 2019 in Company News


Contact: Erin Wiencek
Date: November 4, 2019
Email: ewiencek@radiac.com
Twitter: @RadiacAbrasives



Oswego production facility commits to measuring and improving its environmental impact

OSWEGO, Illinois – Radiac Abrasives, A TYROLIT Company has earned its ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS). The ISO 14001 certification under the International Organization for Standardization sets out criteria for an EMS. An external audit was completed to verify Radiac’s EMS is adequately adhering to the published standard, which seeks to continuously reduce environmental impact.

For the past 18 months, Andrew Ferry, EHS Manager, Weston Holt, EHS Specialist, and Tom Bucinski, Quality Engineer, have strived to complete the certification by implementing environmental processes and controls. Through the implementation, Radiac has reduced hazardous waste disposal by 80%, reduced non-hazardous waste disposal by 60%, reduced air emissions nearly 20%, implemented waste recycling programs and quantified environmental risk for manufacturing operations in order to drive and direct improvement actions.

“We are pleased to achieve the ISO 14001 certification by demonstrating a commitment to our environmental management system,” said Andrew Ferry. “The entire team worked hard to innovate our systems, tools, and processes to make a significant positive impact on our environment. This certification validates our commitment to being environmentally conscious by maintaining standards and being proactive to implement future initiatives.”

Radiac is a leading manufacturer of Conventional Bonded and Superabrasives in North America. For more than 100 years, Radiac has delivered technology and quality in both product and service to the industry. Radiac was acquired by TYROLIT, a global leader in grinding wheels, in 2009. The family-owned company, founded in 1919 and a member of the Swarovski Group, is based in Schwaz in Tyrol Austria.


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