Capstone Turbine Corporation Receives ISO 14001:2004 Certification
Capstone Turbine Corporation(R) (www.microturbine.com) (NASDAQ: CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced that its facilities in Van Nuys and Chatsworth, California, have received ISO 14001:2004 Certification under Capstone's 14001 Certification initiative.
The ISO 14001 Standard is an internationally accepted specification for environmental management systems created by the International Organization for Standardization to help organizations minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by their activities, and to achieve continual improvement of their environmental performance by complying with related laws, regulations and requirements.
As part of the efforts to achieve this well-recognized certification, Capstone Turbine Corporation has established its own Environmental Management System (EMS) to provide assurance to management that it is in control of the organizational processes and activities having an impact on the environment, and to assure employees that they are working for an environmentally responsible organization.
"Capstone not only produces environmentally friendly green and clean microturbine systems, but by adhering to strict ISO standards, we also manufacture our products in environmentally friendly surroundings," said Leigh Estus, Sr. Vice President of Operations. "In fact, Capstone's EMS helps monitor and improve upon a number of areas that touch on the environment such as chemical control, waste management, toner cartridge recycling and utilization of recyclable products on our manufacturing floors."
In October 2007, Capstone announced the launch of its 65 kilowatt microturbine that meets extremely low exhaust emissions requirements including California Air Resources Board's (CARB) stringent distributed generation emissions standard. "Our microturbines have become even 'greener' with the super low emissions products designed to meet the CARB 2007 standard," said Darren Jamison, President & CEO of Capstone Turbine Corporation. "In fact, our efficient CARB-certified combined heat and power systems provide the best value in terms of greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions reductions per dollar of investment compared with solar and wind systems because we can reduce these emissions 24 hours a day. We are particularly pleased to be able to offer our customers these CARB 2007-certified turbines in addition to continuously improving our environmental performance in all our business activities. We are very happy to have received the ISO 14001:2004 certification and we will continue our operations in a manner to have the least impact on our environment and the least burden for future generations."
About Capstone Turbine
Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.microturbine.com; NASDAQ:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 4,000 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company; Capstone Turbine is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in New York, Mexico City, Milan, Bath, Shanghai and Tokyo.
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This press release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is used in the federal securities laws, about the environmental advantages and efficiency of our products and our operational performance. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "objective," "intend," "targeted," "plan" and similar phrases. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in Capstone's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may cause Capstone's actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such statements. Capstone cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Capstone undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Source: Capstone Turbine Corporation
Released May 28, 2008