HUNTSVILLE, ALA., (December 15, 2004) — ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of networking solutions for today’s expansive telecommunications networks, announced today that the company has been recommended for ISO 14001 Certification for its facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, and Melbourne, Australia. ISO 14001 is viewed by many as the cornerstone of the ISO 14000 series. ISO 14001 is the standard against which an organization may have its Environmental Management System (EMS) audited by an independent certification body that then vouches for the conformity of the system to the standard’s requirements by issuing an ISO 14001 certificate.
The International Standards Organization (ISO) published the international standard for Environmental Management — ISO 14001 in 1986. It was designed to be compatible with other management standards, particularly the widely used ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard. Organizations of all types from around the world recognize ISO 14001 as the preferred model for environmental management.
ADTRAN, Inc. is one of the world’s most successful network access equipment suppliers, with a 16-year history of profitability and a portfolio of more than 1,300 solutions for use in the last mile of today’s telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major domestic service provider and many international ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.
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