AMD’s Austin Fab 25 Receives Two Additional Environmental, Health And Safety Certifications
AUSTIN, TX --
AMD today announced that the company’s Fab 25 manufacturing facility in Austin has received two new certifications for key voluntary standards for environmental and occupational health and safety management systems, the ISO 14001 standard and the OHSAS 18001 specification. AMD’s Fab 25 is among a select group of manufacturing facilities in Texas to receive third-party certification to both of these rigorous international standards.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 is the leading international standard for environmental management systems. OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001 is becoming one of the most internationally recognized specifications for occupational health and safety management systems. These certifications, provided by Underwriters Laboratories Inc., verify that AMD’s Fab 25 has robust systems in place to identify and manage potential environmental impacts and occupational health and safety risks, and to pursue continual improvement. Fab 25 has a number of initiatives in place to meet its environmental, health and safety goals, including recycling and water reuse programs, extensive ergonomic training, and an injury and illness prevention team.
“AMD established a set of aggressive internal standards governing our worldwide environmental, health and safety practices
well before the introduction of certifications such as ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001,” said Rich Weigand, AMD director of Environmental Health and Safety. “These third-party certifications highlight AMD’s long-standing commitment to providing a safe workplace for employees and protecting our neighboring communities. In addition, international certifications are increasingly important to our global customers and partners. AMD customers can be confident that AMD has world-class risk management systems in place to protect their supply chains.”
All of AMD’s manufacturing facilities meet the ISO 14001 standard. AMD’s Singapore and Bangkok sites are also OHSAS 18001 certified.
AMD Environmental, Health and Safety Program
AMD’s Environmental, Health and Safety Program embodies the company’s commitment to enhance the quality of life and protect the environment of the communities in which it does business. Since 1995, AMD has reported on the status of its environmental, health & safety programs in its Sustainability Progress Report which is available online at www.amd.com/ehs
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001 (NYSE: AMD).
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