UQM Technologies Achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Certification to Complement Its TS16949 Certification

February 25, 2015
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system certification ensures that the company has processes to control and minimize its environmental impact
  • TS 16949 quality certification ensures that the business can reliably demonstrate a Quality Management System (QMS). This standard requires a re-certification annually
  • UQM has now achieved both requirements after a one week audit by an independent expert auditor
  • These two certificates are required by OEM’s for their Tier One suppliers

LONGMONT, Colo.--()--UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSE MKT: UQM) today announced that it has reached a significant milestone with the official certification for the ISO 14001 standard. ISO 14001 maps out a framework for a company to follow to establish an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Taking over one year to achieve, this certification provides assurance to customers that UQM meets the highest environmental quality standards and that the environmental impact of business operations is being continuously measured and improved through a formal EMS. The independent auditor also performed the annual recertification required under TS16949 which was also passed successfully.

”Attaining the ISO 14001 certification is an important achievement in our progression in the industry to position UQM as a world-class supplier of electric drive components and systems,” said Eric Ridenour, UQM Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer. “With this announcement, we have shown our commitment to meeting all of the requirements placed on Tier One suppliers, and our passion for delivering high quality products with minimal impact on the environment.”

About UQM

UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets. A major emphasis for UQM is developing propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. UQM is TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certified and located in Longmont, Colorado.

For more information, please visit www.uqm.com.

This Release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act. These statements appear in a number of places in this Release and include statements regarding our plans, beliefs or current expectations; including those plans, beliefs and expectations of our management with respect to, among other things, gaining required certifications, new product developments, future orders to be received from our customers, sales of products from inventory, future financial results, liquidity, and the continued growth of the electric-powered vehicle industry. Important Risk Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements are contained in our Form 10-K and Form 10-Q’s, which are available through our website at www.uqm.com or at www.sec.gov.


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