As Ulterra continues to expand manufacturing operations and capabilities both nationally and internationally, we are committed to increasing our focus on all aspects of health, safety, security, and the environment (HSSE). This increased focus has included taking the necessary precautions and commitments to develop and implement policies and an environmental management system (EMS) that comply with the standards developed by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Recently, Ulterra took an essential step in demonstrating our focus on HSSE by earning the ISO 14001:2015 certification for our largest manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The approved administration systems apply to the design, manufacturing, and servicing of PDC matrix and steel body drill bits for our global customers.
The ISO 14001 standard specifies and details the general requirements that companies use as a framework to manage environmental stewardship, compliance obligations, and help to address risks and opportunities. The principles of the ISO 14001 standard have been designed to establish and develop goals and identify the processes required to attain them, implement and audit processes, and foster continuous process improvement.
By becoming ISO 14001 certified, Ulterra’s Fort Worth Manufacturing has joined a growing list of entities worldwide, recognized for having processes that produce positive environmental impact.
Director of HSSE & Training, Danny Graham, said, “Compliance with ISO 14001 standards demonstrates our commitment to protect the environment wherever we have a presence and will allow us to participate to a greater degree in the environmental efforts of our customers globally.”
Congratulations to everyone in operations, management, and in Health & Safety who contributed to the ISO 14001 certification at Fort Worth Manufacturing!