FOGEL DE CENTROAMÉRICA has received its ISO 14001:2015 certification for manufacturing and commercializing refrigerators and freezers for commercial use. The certification was issued by ICONTEC, an international accreditation body for ISO norms.
“ISO 14001 is the international standard that establishes the requirements to implement and manage an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) that accounts for the lifespan of our products, their energy efficiency, the materials used for manufacturing, all while increasing awareness for our employees and protecting the environment in our processes, ” explains Federico Barquero Tefel, FOGEL’s Vice President of Commercialization.
FOGEL recycles over 85% of the waste from its manufacturing process, significantly reducing environmental impact, while permanently working towards eliminating all waste.
For many years FOGEL has employed a continuous improvement process to obtain the ISO 14001 certification and the company has been reducing its carbon footprint through different initiatives such as substituting some raw materials and components for more environmentally friendly alternatives, while recycling and reusing materials. “The company’s direction to become more environmentally friendly has led us to implement a process of continuous improvement where our team has adopted a sustainable culture with methods, materials, processes and environmentally friendly practices”, indicated Barquero Tefel.
“We are aware that the impact of our actions goes beyond our production process and that our company will be more sustainable when providing our customers with greater value by supplying them with products that are energy efficient and better for the environment. Being one of the very few companies that are ISO 14001 certified in Guatemala, we hope to inspire others to pursue environmental initiatives which will benefit all stakeholders” added Federico Barquero.
FOGEL is globally recognized for the quality and durability of its products, for its customer-driven service, and for its environmentally friendly practices, manufacturing efficient commercial refrigeration equipment and having recently been recognized as Carbon Neutral in is production process.
The ISO 14001 certification joins the ISO 9001 certification, for quality assurance, which the company has had for more than a decade, and the recognition for being a Carbon Neutral company in its production process received in 2019.