Achieving ISO 14001:2004 certification is a significant part of the Le Havre plant's overall safety, health and environmental efforts, and supports OMNOVA's global focus on continuous improvement in every facet of its business. As a Responsible Care® company, OMNOVA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through sustainable operations and products and to supporting the communities in which its employees work and live.
The audit identified a number of strengths upon which the plant can build to fulfill its commitment to enhancing its operational excellence objectives, including:
Employees are highly attentive to environmental issues
Employees are involved in efficient waste management
Human resources and communications policies reflect the value of the environment
Safety and environmental guidelines for subcontractors are rigorously managed
The Le Havre plant's ISO 14001:2004 certification is valid until June 2016.
About OMNOVA Solutions
OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based company with 2012 sales of (US) $1.1 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. The company is headquartered in Fairlawn, Ohio, USA, and serves a global marketplace from 10 chemical production facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S. The regional headquarters for Europe is in Villejust, France. The business has representative offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas and an extensive network of distributors and agents strategically located around the world.