Beta electronics has recently been awarded the international standard ISO 14001, a model used for implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS). The ISO 14001 environmental management standards exist to help organizations (a) minimize how their operations (processes etc.) negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land); (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and (c) continually improve in the above. Since being awarded ISO 14001 it has improved our productivity and enhanced our competitive advantage.