DAVIS-STANDARD FIRST EXTRUSION AND CONVERTING OEM TO ACHIEVE OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP CERTIFICATION, SETTING BENCHMARK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

DAVIS-STANDARD FIRST EXTRUSION AND CONVERTING OEM TO ACHIEVE OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP CERTIFICATION, SETTING BENCHMARK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

July 4, 2024 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Davis-Standard announced that it has achieved Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) certification, becoming the first OEM in its field to earn this distinction. This certification demonstrates the company’s commitment to preventing plastic pellet (resin) loss and contributing to a cleaner environment, setting a new benchmark for environmental sustainability in the plastics industry.
OCS is an international program designed to help plastics industry companies implement good housekeeping and pellet containment practices. By achieving OCS certification, Davis-Standard joins a growing list of companies committed to reducing plastic pollution in waterways and communities.
“Our facilities in Fulton, NY, and Pawcatuck, CT, are blessed with natural beauty and proximity to vital waterways and the ocean,” said Giovanni Spitale, CEO of Davis-Standard. “This underscores our responsibility to protect these resources and is why Operation Clean Sweep certification is so important to us.”
“Environmental stewardship is deeply ingrained in our company culture at Davis-Standard,” said Dan Guthrie, Chief Operating Officer & President of Film, Sheet, and Core Auxiliaries at Davis-Standard. “Achieving Operation Clean Sweep certification reinforces our dedication to responsible manufacturing practices and our commitment to minimizing our environmental footprint.”
This OCS achievement builds upon Davis-Standard’s legacy of environmental responsibility and its 2025 sustainability commitments. The company’s North American facilities are now powered by carbon-free electricity, and its Maillefer division received a Silver EcoVadis rating for its sustainability efforts in Finland. Moreover, numerous Davis-Standard facilities maintain ISO 14001 certification for their environmental management systems, with only one remaining to achieve the certification.