At Brother Emmerich, in order to minimise our impact on the environment, we have adopted the International Environmental Management System ISO 14001 standard.
In March 2009, Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen successfully achieved full accreditation to this international standard.
This was awarded following a detailed independent assessment by TÜV Süd Managment Service GmbH, Munich, Germany, Cert. No. 12 104 35669 TMS
Fundamental to this standard is continual monitoring and measuring of our environmental performance so we can identify and implement improvements to protect and preserve the environment. Typical examples include;
Reducing in house Paper usage.
Reducing energy consumption.
Reducing the amount of Packaging Materials used.
Increase the amount of re-cycling.
Promote greater use of Duplex Printing.
These are a small sample of the many areas of our activities which we empirically measure and report on a monthly basis to monitor our performance.
At all times, Brother will operate within German and European Union environmental legislation and will continuously monitor such legislation as it progresses.
Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH is a daughter company of Brother Industries Ltd., Nagoya/Japan and is responsible for the sales areas Europe, Africa and Middle East. As part of the global Brother Group, we have the obligation to realise the environment guidelines fixed by Japan for the total company business.
According to the overall Brother Group philosophy, we will continue to develop and improve our environmental performance - in the interest and welfare of the general public. Environmental management is an essential part of our business decision making process and we strive to make continuous improvements to protect and preserve the environment. The environmental policy of our business is an equivalent and consistent component of the total business politics and strategy.
In order to further diminish our impact on the environment, Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH has adopted the company-wide Environmental Management system, which corresponds to the norms of ISO 14001. Within this framework we will continuously evaluate and improve our environmental performance, and by applying Brother's own 5R concept we will promote the environment activities in our business as well as in cooperation with our trade partners.
We will collaborate with the corresponding legislative authorities in Germany and Europe to improve our environment-orientated performance.
Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen GmbH does not manufacture products, but is more and more involved in product development and product specification. In this way we take influence, that the products as well as the packing materials are recyclable, and that these correspond to the respective environmental laws and standards. We continue to monitor the compliance of EU laws and guidelines.
In accordance with ISO 14001 the following principles apply to us:
- To optimise energy consumption by technical facilities.
- To avoid environmentally-hazardous refuse and emissions and/or to reduce these to a minimum.
- To implement the legal regulations in recycling (e.g. WEEE and RoHS)
- To promote the environmentally conscious actions of our personnel
In future we will also integrate our suppliers into our activities and goals, and will more closely collaborate especially with forwarding companies. The objective is to regard the conservation of the environment as a joint concern and to reduce our environmental influences wherever possible.
We will regularly review our progress. We promise to expand our environmental activities effectively by integrating our personnel, external companies and customers - in the endeavour to persistently promote the environmental awareness . We will gladly familiarise our personnel, business partners and customers as well as any interested persons with our activities and strategies.
Find here our Enviromental Policy.