Guardian participates in the following programs devoted to making and measuring progress on sustainability.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s leading developer of international standards that are designed for worldwide implementation. ISO standards specify the requirements for state of the art products, services, processes, materials and systems, and for good conformity assessment, managerial and organizational practice. All of Guardian’s automotive plants and most of its other manufacturing facilities adhere to ISO’s 14001 (environmental) standards. Visit www.iso.org.
All Guardian automotive plants comply with the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive. This includes identifying and reporting restricted and reportable substances found in the materials used for Guardian vehicle components. This information, entered into the international material data system (IMDS), will be used at the end of a vehicle’s usable life for recycling purposes. Efforts of this type have led to the reduction and/or elimination of hazardous substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in Guardian’s automotive components. Currently, 16 international automobile manufacturers use the information found in the IMDS database.