EXFO Life Sciences and Industrial Division Awarded ISO 14001 Certification
Demonstrates company’s commitment to minimizing environmental impact
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, [May 25, 2010] — EXFO Inc.’s Life Sciences and Industrial Division (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) announced today that it has been awarded ISO 14001 certification – an internationally recognized environmental management system (EMS) standard.
As a global leader in light-based delivery solutions, EXFO continues to lead the way as one of the first organizations in the industry to be awarded ISO 14001 certification. Having upheld the highest standards of quality management of ISO 9001 for over 15 years, EXFO’s recent accreditation reinforces its commitment to continuous improvement. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, EXFO has integrated environmental aspects into its management system, enabling the company to monitor and control the environmental impact of day-to-day operations.
“The successful achievement of ISO 14001 represents a key milestone for EXFO and reflects our commitment to minimize our environmental impact and enhance business practices across all areas of the company,” stated Allan Firhoj, Vice-President and General Manager of EXFO’s Life Sciences and Industrial Division. “EXFO has embraced environmental responsibility and is focused on leveraging relationships with customers, vendors and employees to continuously improve our contribution and strive towards environmental sustainability.”
EXFO has made advancements to reduce its carbon footprint and continues to strive towards developing new ways to be environmentally-friendly. Most recently on its website, EXFO launched GreenView, as a way to communicate its environmental commitment towards energy efficiencies, reducing landfill wastes and continued innovation in solution offerings with LED technology. GreenView is also aimed at increasing environmental awareness among employees, customers and vendors, while providing an open forum for knowledge sharing and collaboration via EXFO’s “Come Share your Story” program.
EXFO is proud to be awarded ISO 14001 certification and encourages all businesses to join in the global effort in building a sustainable environment for future generations.
EXFO is a leading provider of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireless and wireline network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. The Telecom Division, which accounts for more than 90% of the company’s revenues, offers core-to-edge solutions that assess the performance and reliability of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, xDSL, and various optical technologies accounting for an estimated 33% of the portable fiber-optic test market. The Life Sciences and Industrial Division provides solutions in medical device and opto-electronics assembly, fluorescence microscopy and other life science sectors. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1,600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2,000 customers worldwide. For more information about EXFO’s Telecom Division, visit www.EXFO.com and for its Life Sciences and Industrial Division, visit www.EXFO-LSI.com
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