Duesmann & Hensel Recycling North America achieves ISO certification

New Jersey-based subsidiary meets environmental standards for precious metals recycling.

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June 30, 2015

The U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Duesmann & Hensel Recycling has been certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2004 for its environmental management systems.

Verisys Registrars has concluded that the company established and maintained environmental management systems according to the relevant requirements.

Furthermore, the company reports, it has demonstrated the ability to consistently meet the precious metals recycling services as outlined in accordance with the ISO standards.

The ISO 14001:2004 standard defines globally recognized rules and requirements for environmental management systems and provides for a two-stage evaluation process to be carried out by an accredited certification body. Duesmann & Hensel Recycling North America completed this process in May 2015, saying it is another significant step in its quality assurance strategy. After repeated certifications in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, environmental targets are now being met alongside its quality targets, Duesmann & Hensel says.

“As a recycling company, it is our mission to act in a way that saves resources and is environmentally sound,” explains Michael Cinaglia, CEO of Duesmann & Hensel Recycling North America. “Our focus is not only to ensure that our manufacturing processes are performed in an environmentally responsible manner but all activities of the business. That is important to our customers and this certification reinforces their decision to work with us. That’s why we’re happy and proud with the outcome of the certification audit,” adds Cinaglia.

The company says the goal of its quality policy is to continuously optimize the services it offers and to increase efficiency as a whole. This is done through the use of state-of-the-art technologies, transparent documentation and a high level of process reliability, according to Duesmann & Hensel. 

The certification is valid for three years and must be renewed at the end of this period.

Duesmann & Hensel Recycling North America, based in West Berlin, New Jersey, specializes in recovering precious metals, specifically platinum, palladium and rhodium, found in catalytic converters, oxygen sensors and obsolete electronics. The subsidiary operates in North, Central and South America.