J+J Flooring Gets ISO Environmental Recertification
Dalton, GA, April 18, 2014 -- J+J Flooring Group said it has been awarded ISO 14001 recertification for its Environmental Management System.
J+J first certified to ISO 14001 in 2008. The company received an outstanding review during its recertification, according Charles Lee, ISO assessor and member of the U.S. team that contributed to the development of the ISO 14001 standard.
The recertification noted several aspects of the company's efforts:
New Aquafinity processes that recover and recycle 65% of dyehouse wastewater, saving 16 million gallons of water per year.
Reducing dyehouse energy use by 5 billion BTUs annually, enough to power 150 local homes for a year.
Digital product development that relies on paper simulation rather than manufacturing actual samples. Entire color lines can be developed using this process.
Upgrades to the extrusion process that reduce energy usage.
Additional light sensors and automated aspirators that reduce energy use.
Intra-company use of video conferencing to reduce the carbon footprint associated with employee travel.