The environmental management system of Whittaker Controls, a company within Meggitt’s Aerospace Equipment division, has been certified to the internationally recognised ISO 14001-1996 standard. The standard supports environmental protection and prevention of pollution in balance with socio-economic needs.
Attainment of the ISO certificate means that Whittaker is meeting a range of environmental management system goals including preservation of natural resources through conservation; pollution prevention; compliance with state and local ordinances; and continuous improvement of its processes to reduce environmental impact.
Jon Rourke, Whittaker Controls’ Manager of Quality Assurance, said: “In line with our Quality policy, which states in part that we strive to lead in our area of business responsibility, we have trained our employees to increase their awareness of the importance of adhering to sound environmental practices. As stated in the ISO guidelines, the success of this system depends on commitment to it from all levels and functions.”
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1. Whittaker Controls is a leading supplier and original equipment manufacturer of fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic valves and controls for industrial and aerospace applications. Its products are installed on the majority of industrial gas turbines and aircraft engines operated worldwide. Founded in 1942, Whittaker Controls has pioneered developments in every significant aspect of aerospace and industrial fluid control technology.
2. The company is part of Meggitt Aerospace Equipment, a division of Meggitt PLC (MGGT.L). Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt is an international group of companies operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialist extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in the aerospace, defence and electronics industries.