Smith achieves global certification recognizing its commitment to environmental risk management
Houston, TX (July 6, 2020) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces its certification to the ISO 14001 standard at its warehouse in Amsterdam. The ISO 14001 certification establishes an environmental management system to address potential risks and opportunities, as well as fulfill compliance requirements, as they relate to environmental concerns and initiatives.
Smith’s Houston headquarters and distribution center in Hong Kong achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2005 and 2010, respectively. The ISO 14001 standard outlines a systemic approach to planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating the organization’s environmental management procedures. Achieving this certification in Amsterdam helps strengthen Smith’s global environmental practices and commitment to reducing waste, increasing efficiency, and improving overall impact to the environment.
“Smith’s customers can rest assured that their supply chain partner is dedicated to meeting their needs while simultaneously upholding international environmental standards,” said Art Figueroa, Smith’s Vice President of Operations and Quality, NA & EU. “Earning global certification to ISO 14001 showcases our commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency, and waste reduction.”
“Operating our business in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way is one of Smith’s top priorities,” said Figueroa. “As always, we will continue to develop and implement new, innovative processes to help us better protect and more positively impact our environment.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales in excess of $1.35 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. The support of Smith’s flexible Intelligent DistributionTM model optimizes customers’ supply chains from beginning to end, including offering customized options for IT asset disposition that deliver maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. Smith’s testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam cover critical areas like quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time, global inventory and logistics visibility. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number nine among all global distributors. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com or reach out to a Smith representative any time of day at +1 713.430.3000.
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