CLEAN INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE & HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY PROGRAM CERTIFICATION
Clean Industry Certificate
IPS has been certified as “Clean Industry” by the Environmental Office of the Mexican Government (PROFEPA, equivalent to the EPA, the environmental agency of the U.S.). This Clean Industry Certificate award reflects our overall corporate attitude of responsibility towards the environment.
This type of certification is presented to those companies that satisfactorily put into action policies, procedures and structure to fulfill environmental regulations. These companies not only have to meet, but they have to exceed environmental regulations set forth in order to receive this certificate. These efforts are verified by an exhaustive audit of the company’s policies, procedures, practices and overall compliance. Only then do the government auditors determine the level of compliance by the company and whether certification is in order.
This is a voluntary program in which IPS participates. We have worked hard to achieve this recognition through such audits of our environmental controls and are pleased to be recognized as a Clean Industry company.
High Environmental Achievement Program Certification
IPS has been awarded the PADA Certification (Programa de Alto Desempeño Ambiental); this stands for High Environmental Efficiency Program Certification. The Baja California State Government has awarded IPS this certificate, which is a volunteer program similar to the “National Environmental Performance Track” in the United States. This certification has been awarded to only 30 industrial companies in Baja California, Mexico out of 2,400 registered manufacturing companies. These 30 companies are considered “Eco-Efficient” for their efforts in the areas viewed as “Eco-indicators”, those indicators are energy savings procedures, treatment and water reuse and the proper handling of residuals utilized in the normal processes. This certification is only acquired after one full year of evaluation by the State Environmental Agency.