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Environmental Commitment

As a world-class manufacturer of windshield wiper systems, TRICO is not only committed to supplying the highest quality wiper products, but also to how our manufacturing processes impact our employees and the environment. We have developed several internal policies and annual goals to ensure that we always meet the highest standards.


Environmental Policy

TRICO is dedicated worldwide to providing a healthy, safe workplace and conducting its operations in an environmentally responsible manner. Our policy for the environmental management system is expressed through our commitment to:
  • Compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and corporate initiatives
  • Reducing environmental impact through prevention of pollution 
  • Setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets
  • Continual improvement of health, safety and environmental performance 

We also have specific reduction goals related to energy consumption and waste generation, including:
  • Hazardous waste minimization
  • Recycling programs
  • Electricity use
  • Natural gas use
  • Water use


ISO 14001 certified

  • TRICO's EMS program has been certified to ISO 14001 since 2002 
  • The ISO 14001 standard requires, among other things:
    • Identification of all environmental impacts and associated aspects
    • Identification of environmental objectives and implement actions for improved performance 
    • A proactive management of the environmental impact of an organization 
  • This certification helps organizations:
    • Minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment 
    • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and other requirements
    • Improve the environmental footprint of their operations 
  • This certification shows customers:
    • They can trust that the company is actively minimizing their environmental impact
    • There is proof that the company has been measured against best practice standards and found compliant 


Key highlights

  • TRICO has its own waste water treatment facilities wherever the manufacturing or finishing processes involve contact water to ensure wastewater discharges comply with effluent limitations

  • The use of plastic returnable containers for both interplant shipments and for final delivery to customers greatly reduces the amount of scrap wooden pallets, scrap cardboard, etc.

  • Programs are in place to recycle all spent solvents and used oils/lubricants

  • New program related to opportunity chargers for forklift batteries is expected to result in less energy consumption at time of battery recharge 

 

Workers

TRICO is committed to the health and safety of our 2500+ workers worldwide. In fact, worker safety is one of the highest priorities within our manufacturing facilities. Stringent policies and processes are in place to keep workers accident free and maintain health and safety in the work environment.