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Environmental Management System (EMS) Policy
AGMET Environmental Health and Safety is very pleased to announce implementation of the Environmental Management System (EMS) Policy as we seek our ISO-14001:2004 certification, an internationally recognized standard for Environmental Management Systems.
Special thanks to each and every one of our employees without whose continued dedication the implementation and compliance to the standards would never have been possible.
Jaime Cleary, Agmet’s Environmental Health and Safety Director views the adoption of the Environmental Management System as an important step forward in the company’s approach to environmental stewardship. The policy calls for systematic integration of environmental management into all missions, activities, and functions. The policy requires current processes to be continually reviewed to identify better ways to reconcile the company’s practices and environmental stewardship missions.
It is reemphasizing Agmet’s commitment to the environment through our Recycle 100® Philosophy.
EMS is a recognized best management practice implemented by leading corporations worldwide. In industry, it is recognized as a more effective management approach than traditional environmental compliance-based approaches, because it helps to align business and environmental goals.
To review Agmet’s Environmental Management System Policy visit our Customer Resources page at http://www.agmet-us.com/ems-policy .
For any questions concerning the environmental aspects of the facility or for a copy of our EMS policy please contact Agmet Environmental Health and Safety Department at (440) 439-7400 or email@example.com .
To learn more about Environmental Management Systems, please visit http://www.epa.gov/ems/ .
Zero Workplace Injury Claims Recognition for 2013
AGMET is proud to be recognized by Care Works for our achievement of zero workplace injury claims from July 2013 through December 2013. By eliminating workplace injuries Agmet is improving the health and productivity of our valuable employees.
AGMET welcomes Marc Boissonneault to its Board
AGMET LLC, a leading recycler of metal-bearing industrial products in North America based in Oakwood Village Ohio, welcomes the appointment of Marc Boissonneault to its Board of Managers. Mr. Boissonneault is presently Vice President Operations of Glencore Xstrata’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operation (Ontario, Canada). He joins other board members Manish Mehta, Manager Glencore Xstrata Nickel, USA, and Michael Agin, founder of Agmet Metals Inc.
“We are very pleased with Marc’s addition to Agmet’s board, and look forward to his guidance and contributions based on many years of experience in the nickel business”, adds Dana Cassidy, President and CEO of Agmet. “We believe that Agmet’s expanded interface with the Sudbury smelter will be beneficial for both entities”.
Glencore Xstrata is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies, and a major producer and marketer of over 90 commodities that are transformed into products used in everyday, life, such as mobile phones, bicycles, cutlery, plastics and electricity, to consumers in industries ranging from automotive to food processing and power.
Ohio EPA Bronze Environmental Excellence Award
AGMET Oakwood Village and Maple Heights facilities are recognized by the State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for completing environmentally beneficial activities to reduce manufacturing waste generated by our Oakwood and Maple Heights facilities while increasing the amount of materials processed; employee involvement program to improve recycling rates; environmentally preferable purchasing activities; and use of best management practices to reduce unregulated wastes.
Agmet has reduced outgoing trash and debris from 1.36% of the materials accepted for processing in 2011 to 0.28% in 2013. Agmet is working with other recyclers and waste companies to develop programs and identify methods to achieve our goal of 100% recycling of all incoming materials, materials from facility internal processes and packaging by 2015.
The Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) program at Ohio EPA recognizes organizations committed to environmental excellence at all levels. The program targets those who reduce waste, improve efficiency and work to continuously improve as an environmental steward.
For more information about the E3 program please visit www.epa.state.oh.us/ocapp .
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The 28th Annual Cleveland Safety Day at the Zoo
In June, AGMET participated in the well-attended Cleveland Metroparks 28th Annual “Safety Day at the Zoo” which was sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Safety Council.
Along with other Greater Cleveland Safety Council members and friends in attendance, AGMET’s Environmental, Health & Safety and Marketing teams promoted safety, good health, and protecting the environment.
AGMET recognizes the importance of educating the community on health and safety topics as well as protecting the environment. So, their team was thrilled to have the opportunity to educate youth on personal protective equipment (PPE), at home and in the workplace, as well as promote and educate all attendees on how AGMET is a key player in environmental protection.
Throughout the day, AGMET made it fun for the younger attendees to try-on different types of (PPE) and to test their knowledge of general health, safety and sustainability. All ages learned how AGMET eliminates industrial by-products, improves recycling rates, and uses best management practices to reduce wastes that may have otherwise ended up in a landfill.
The Greater Cleveland Safety Council (GCSC) is a community-based organization that promotes safety and prevents injury in the workplace, at home, in schools, and on the highways. Whether at work or play, GCSC safety council works hard to make the Greater Cleveland Area a safer place to live & work.
For more information about the Greater Cleveland Safety Council and this event please visit http://www.greaterclevelandsafetycouncil.com/.
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AGMET Receives Group and 100% Awards
AGMET is proud to be recognized by Greater Cleveland Safety Council and Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation for best safety record in the industry classification as well as no lost-time injury or illness in 2012. The Group Award and 100% Award were presented to Jaime Cleary, Director of Environmental Safety and Health, at the Annual Occupational Safety and Hygiene Awards Banquet held at DoubleTree Hotel in Cleveland, OH on May 2, 2013. AGMET is committed towards making occupational safety and health a paramount importance in the workplace.
For more information about Greater Cleveland Safety Council or the awards please visit www.ClevelandSafety.org
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