Chomarat, which makes composites and coated fabrics, has reportedly earned environmental management (ISO 14001) and energy management (ISO 50001) certification for its French sites.

ISO 50001 certification is a validation of efficient energy management, lower energy consumption and the tools needed to address a warming climate while ISO 14001 certification is based on standards and requirements, and it constitutes an international benchmark for environmental management systems.

 ‘By obtaining both ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification, Chomarat now has a tested and standardized framework for developing an effective, sustainable environmental and energy management strategy,’ said environment and energy manager Laurent Vérité.

The company has implemented a number of measures, including reducing the noise level, preventing pollution risks and improving waste management. Fluorescent lighting has been replaced by LEDs, more energy-efficient equipment has been installed and the heating and air-conditioning ductwork has been insulated to reduce fuel-oil consumption.

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