Clayton Homes announced this week that all 36 of its home building facilities in existence in 2015 have attained International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 registration.
The registration means that Clayton has implemented the necessary sustainable-building guidelines required by the ISO.
The company achieved the distinction of being the first manufactured home builder in the U.S. among members of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) to receive the certification when its building facility in Rutledge, Tenn. did so during the first quarter of 2015.
The company made a commitment in 2015 to have all of its facilities registered by the end of this year.
“It was a huge accomplishment for our Rutledge facility to become ISO 14001 registered as a manufactured home leader in environmental, safety and green building practices,” said Marty Bostrom, director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) for the Clayton home building group.
“But we didn’t want to stop there. We’re now proud to announce that we’ve taken the goal we created at Rutledge and applied these practices to all of our facilities across the country.”
The internationally agreed upon measures to reduce the cost of waste management and reduced energy consumption in the ISO 14001 can be obtained by all types of businesses. Since the registration began in 2015, 36 home building facilities have diverted 16,544 tons of landfill waste and reduced dust by 31 percent.
“Getting all our home building facilities registered is a huge milestone for us,” said Keith Holdbrooks, president of Clayton home building group. “Upgrading our locations on a national scale not only helps us become better stewards of our environment, it also allows us to operate more efficiently and improve team member experience.”
The firm’s is the largest producer of manufactured homes (MH) in North America. Vertically-integrated Clayton has several hundred retail centers nationwide. Through its affiliates and family of brands, Clayton builds, sells, finances, leases and insures Clayton-built manufactured, modular homes. It recently ventured into the “tiny house” market too.
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