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AeroVironment earns ISO 14001 certification for environmental management system - Aligns with the company zero-emission unmanned systems


AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced on March 24 that the company has earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System.

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AeroVironment earns ISO 14001 certification for environmental management system Aligns with the company zero emission unmanned systems AeroVironment has become one of the largest electric unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturers delivering a suite of zero-emission, energy efficient, battery-powered UAS as well as stratospheric, solar powered UAS for global connectivity. These innovative vehicles are designed to deliver valuable new capabilities to their users while reducing their footprint and environmental impact. Picured here, Quantix Recon,  a powerful, simple-to-use UAV that delivers rapid, automated reconnaissance and hands-free data collection. (Picture source: AeroVironment)


The international ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management standard provides an environmental management system framework for companies to help identify, monitor and control their environmental impact, such as resource consumption and waste production.

“AeroVironment’s purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Earning ISO 14001 certification demonstrates our commitment to advancing sustainable practices,’’ said Kenneth Karklin, AeroVironment senior vice president and chief operating officer. “By developing a formal Environmental Management System that is ISO 14001 certified, we are able to actively measure and closely manage the overall environmental impact of company decisions, placing a greater focus on AeroVironment’s environmental footprint.”

“With a 50-year history of doing more with much less, AeroVironment offers a portfolio of battery-powered small unmanned aircraft and tactical missile systems designed for rapid deployment and small logistical footprint. Employed directly by frontline troops, AeroVironment’s solutions avoid the greenhouse gas emissions produced by conventional internal combustion aircraft, rocket-powered missiles and ground vehicles while delivering the situational awareness and precision that helps their operators Proceed with Certainty,” Mr. Karklin added.

AeroVironment’s ISO 14001:2015 certificate (CERT-013516) took effect February 9, 2021 after a multi-month audit with SAI Global Assurance, a leading global management systems certification body. The certification addresses all of the company’s operations in Ventura County, California as well as its operations in Huntsville, Alabama, Wilmington, Massachusetts and Lawrence, Kansas. The certification complements the AS9100 Revision D (2016), Quality Management System Certification AeroVironment received in 2018.

In line with its founding principles, AeroVironment has become one of the largest electric UAS manufacturers, delivering a suite of zero-emission, energy efficient, battery-powered UAS and tactical missile systems as well as developing stratospheric, solar powered high-altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS) for global connectivity. These innovative vehicles are designed to deliver valuable new capabilities to their users while also reducing their logistical footprint and environmental impact.