Friday, April 13, 2012

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Lean Supply Chain Management Centre Attains ISO 14001 Certification

Company Adopts International Standard for Environmental Management System
Shipping News Feature

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has announced its Lean Supply Chain Management Centre in Aurora, Ill., has been awarded ISO 14001 certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The ISO 14001 family of standards provides a framework for organizations to develop an environmental management system. The standards serve to encourage companies to evaluate all areas of business activity that have an environmental consequence and establish measures, controls, mitigation strategies and communications programs to manage their impact.

“Menlo employs extensive Lean practices for waste reduction and continuous improvement,” said Tony Oliverio, the company’s vice president of Supply Chain Services.

“Attaining ISO 14001 certification was a logical step for Menlo, given our aggressive sustainability strategy and complementary role that our Lean expertise plays to help us identify and remove waste from the carbon stream. It’s an honor to earn this important certification as it further demonstrates to our customers our deep commitment and effective practices for minimizing the environmental impact of our operations.”

The Aurora office is the first Menlo facility to be awarded with the certification.