Johns Manville Implements Environmental Management Systems in All North American and European Plants

Johns Manville (JM), a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today the successful implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) in all its North American and European plants. JM’s 36 North American plants and six European plants have now received third-party certification ensuring that each plant’s EMS conforms to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 standard.

ISO 14001 requirements enable JM to enhance its environmental performance by using a comprehensive approach that emphasizes continuous improvement and pollution prevention. In adopting ISO 14001, JM considers a variety of topics including air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, climate change mitigation and efficient use of resources, helping drive compliance with regulations. JM also considers the outcomes of its product and service offerings from a lifecycle perspective under the ISO 14001 standards.

“JM established a goal in 2012 to improve our approach to environmental management, and in 2015 JM committed to implementing an EMS in all North American and European plants within five years,” said Brent Tracy, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel for Environmental, Health and Safety. “I am proud of the hard work of the entire Environmental, Health and Safety team, as well as many other members of our manufacturing facilities, for helping us achieve this goal two years ahead of schedule.”

About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,500 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at

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