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141 Plants Recognized with Environmental MAPS Awards During AMIF Conference on Worker Safety, Health, Human Resources and the Environment

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kansas City, MO — The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) recognized 141 plants with Environmental MAPS awards during a reception at its annual Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, held April 29-30, at Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

“We congratulate all of the plants recognized this year and applaud them for their longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle.

The Environmental MAPS program is AMI’s voluntary, four-tiered EMS program that recognizes company and/or individual plant progress through the four tiers – from the first steps in Tier 1 of organizing for development of an Environmental Management System (EMS), all the way through to implementation of a fully-functional EMS at Tier 3.  One further step is available for those who choose to pursue it – achievement of ISO 14001 certification.  A growing number of companies and plants are pursuing ISO 14001 status.  Each Tier level has increasingly complex requirements, and plants or companies work to progress through the tiers to the level that works best for their environmental goals. 

This year’s EMS recognition awards were given to 141 plants.  Tier 1 recipients totaled seven; Tier 2 recipients totaled 19; Tier 3 recipients totaled 60; and Tier 4 recipients totaled 55. 

For a complete list of this year’s MAPS Recognition award recipients, click here http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/d/sp/i/266/pid/266

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