Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announces three new “green” initiatives focused on environmentally responsible practices.
SDI’s Edgewood site has joined the Regional Manufacturing Institute(RMI) Energy Conservation Program,to assess and optimize energy consumption through no-cost engineering consultation.
Building on this, SDI Edgewood has also been accepted to the Maryland Green Registry, an expanding group of organizations working toward a sustainable Maryland through sound environmental practices. Organized by the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Pollution Prevention Program, this distinction recognizes the measureable environmental improvement programs implemented at the site as well as planned sustainability and conservation efforts.
The Edgewood site has also established a Green Team, members of the workforce who will help drive continuous improvement in resource conservation in all aspects of business operations. The team has engaged SDI employees to offer ideas for improvement in energy use, water consumption or waste management, for example.
Terry Gibson, President of SDI, said: “SDI has focused on implementing environmentally responsible conservation practices, and these latest initiatives enrich our practices as a socially responsible corporation. Inclusion of employees’ stewardship for sustainability will set a new bar for other organizations to follow as it demonstrates a culture dedicated to continuous improvement in all facets of operations.”
Historically, SDI has made improvements in energy consumption and waste management, and has achieved and maintained ISO 14001 Certification.
For more information on SDI’s other business practices, as well as its market-leading technologies that help detect and identify CBRNE, narcotics and other contraband, please visit www.smithsdetection.com.
Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies. Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, MD, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is a US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business. Smiths Group employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.