Demonstrates Company‘s Commitment to the Environment and Worker Health and Safety
CINCINNATI, July 24, 2007 – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has added ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 registrations to its long-standing ISO 9001 registration at its Broadcast Communications facilities in Quincy, Illinois. The registrations were awarded to the company‘s manufacturing center for Harris Corporation‘s global line of analog and digital radio and television broadcast transmission systems, and reflect the company‘s commitment to the global environment and worker health and safety.
Harris has already achieved substantial reductions in the use and disposal of hazardous chemicals, as well as significant energy and water use savings across the company. And, its worker safety programs continue to reduce the rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. The company‘s dedication to the environment was recently recognized with its 4th Illinois Governors Pollution Prevention Award since 1993. The award recognizes the quality and continued improvement of the pollution prevention and waste reduction programs at the Quincy facility.
“Harris is focused on the international marketplace, and the addition of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 registrations shows our commitment to meeting the demands of our customers worldwide,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “Our customers are facing new and demanding regulatory requirements and we are dedicated to helping them meet those emerging challenges. The recognition of our compliance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 is a clear demonstration of our overall commitment to excellence as well as our pledge to serve as responsible citizens and trusted neighbors in our communities and the world at large.”
Customer demand for assurance that companies are considering their environmental impacts and evolving worker health and safety concerns drove the development of the two standards, which were created by international standards and certification bodies. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that specifies the requirements for an environmental management system. Registration to the standard assures purchasers that ISO 14001-registered companies have a strong framework in place to responsibly address pollution concerns and all environmental impacts, and to comply with all relevant laws and regulations.
OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized assessment specification for occupational health and safety management systems. Registration means that a company has a system in place to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, and ensure legislative compliance.
In addition, Harris is focused on complying with emerging RoHS regulations in Europe and other parts of the world that require manufacturers to declare and take responsibility for the contents of its manufactured products.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and more than 15,000 employees — including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services for global markets, including government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and wireless transmission network solutions. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com