Minerals Technologies Inc. Environmental, Health, and Safety Programs
Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is committed to conducting business responsibly and in a manner designed to protect the environment and the health and safety of our employees and the public. The MTI Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Policy is based upon our Core Values and includes commitments to compliance with all applicable requirements, continuous improvement, pollution prevention, and a safe and healthful workplace for our employees.
All Minerals Technologies, employees are responsible for understanding the environmental, health, and safety implications of their jobs. MTI management is responsible for providing the necessary resources and training to enable employees to conduct their activities in compliance with all applicable requirements and in a manner that protects the environment, health and safety of employees, customers, and the general public.
MTI has implemented a number of programs designed to accomplish the goals set out in the company EHS policy. We are implementing an ISO 14001-based environmental management system at all manufacturing operations. We have developed a set of design and operating standards applicable to all MTI facilities, worldwide. These international standards meet or exceed U.S. environmental and health/safety requirements. All MTI facilities must meet these company standards as well as all local regulations. EHS Staff Service conducts environmental, health, and safety audits periodically on all plants to ensure compliance with regulations and standards, as well as with programs for continuous improvement. These efforts result in environmental, health, and safety improvement for our customers and the community at large.
Minerals Technologies Contributions to the Environment
Many Minteq International Inc. and Specialty Minerals Inc. facilities have developed programs or taken advantage of opportunities that have environmental benefits. This is in keeping with the Minerals Technologies Inc. commitment to supporting the communities and the environment in which our facilities operate.
Environmental Benefits Provided by Minerals Technologies Inc
Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) produced at paper mill sites by our Specialty Minerals satellite operations provides our customers with tailored filler and coating materials, thus reducing transportation-related environmental impact by efficiently using water and other utilities provided by the customer. Minteq refractory products and application systems improve thermal efficiency and reduce fuel use in our customers’ steel, glass, and non-ferrous metals operations.