Catalyst Semiconductor (Sunnyvale, CA, U.S.) announced that after a review process Sony Corporation of Japan certified Catalyst Semiconductor's environment management system as meeting the requirements of the Sony Green Partner Program.
The program encourages suppliers to introduce Green Partner environmental management systems and products. Sony-certified Green Partners are required to establish and maintain environment-friendly operations, provide environmental data on supplier items and products, and pass audits of manufacturing facilities.
"Our early investments, initiated over two years ago, led to Catalyst offering lead-free and halogen-free integrated circuits in the fall of 2002. Our selection to the Sony Green Partner Program is a great honor and recognition of our overall environment protection program," said Dan Terry, Catalyst director of Worldwide Quality Systems.
Issued by Sony's Procurement Head Office, Tokyo, Japan, the certification covers the 2-year period from May 14, 2003, through May 13, 2005.
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