Tyco Retail Solutions has announced that its state-of-the-art Tyco International de Mexico manufacturing facility has achieved ISO 50001:2011 certification for its effort to conserve resources through the development of an energy management system. The facility is the first in Matamoros, Mexico to achieve the ISO 50001 certification.
ISO 50001 is a global standard that provides a framework of requirements designed to help businesses take an active role in managing energy consumption more responsibly, including taking advantage of renewable energy technology. Certification provides third-party validation that organisations are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and working to meet environmental targets.
Tyco's facility in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico manufactures a range of anti-theft, security and fire protection products for retailers worldwide. The facility was built using recycled building materials and features solar roof panels, which supply internal LED lighting for reduced power consumption, water efficient devices, and a thermal reflective building coating. The energy management system has provided a 47% improvement in energy efficiency over 2.5 years. The facility has over 1,400 employees following the energy policy with the highest commitment.
"Today's shoppers care about protecting the environment, so we are dedicated to minimising our impact while delivering high quality products that align with retailers' sustainability goals," said Gopal Chandramowle, senior director, global supply chain & manufacturing, Tyco Retail Solutions. "This certification builds on our continued effort to drive green retailing and advance overall corporate environmental responsibility."
Tyco Retail Solutions' ISO 50001 certification follows other energy efficiency honors including a 2015 INDEX Environmental Award and Tyco's listing in the Newsweek U.S. Green Rankings 2015. Other notable green initiatives at Tyco include:
- An innovative Sensormatic source tagging recirculation program for retailers, which allows hard tags to be applied at the source of manufacture, removed at the store and then processed and returned for reapplication by garment manufacturers.
- A company-wide Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program aimed at reducing hazardous waste, greenhouse gases, and water consumption globally.
- The creation of "energy commissions" at its state-of-the-art global manufacturing facilities to feature initiatives designed to encourage employee participation, such as tree planting and recycling contests.
Tyco Retail Solutions is continually improving product design, manufacturing and supply chain practices to deliver environmentally responsible in-store systems backed by global processes that cut waste and promote sustainability.