The Business Center Western Europe belonging to Pfleiderer AG has become one of the first companies in the engineered wood sector to have all of its German locations certified under the international Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001. There are eight production sites.

Bernhard Schmidtner, responsible for quality, environmental protection and safety at the Business Center Western Europe, said the company had installed a management system with a holistic approach including quality and safety management as well as the certified environmental management, as part of the certification process.

The advantages of the new management system include: reducing emissions on an ongoing basis, less work stoppage, lower energy consumption and optimal use of resources. This allows the company to increase efficiency and cut costs.

The Business Center Western Europe is the largest business unit in the Pfleiderer Group with eight production locations and around 2,600employees in Germany as well as two locations in Sweden.