• Our Awards

    We always strive for continuous improvement

    Yale is often recognized for our consistent processes and measurements, as well as our concern for the environment and safety. We’re very proud of these achievements, but are always striving for even greater accomplishments in these areas.

    Internationally Recognized for ISO Accreditations

    • Through Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., Yale Materials Handling Corporation has global certification for ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2001/2004, awarded for the implementation of quality systems for the design and manufacture of internal combustion-powered and electric-powered industrial lift trucks and lift truck components
    • The organization continues to maintain these standards on an ongoing basis, undergoing recertification in the different locations in accordance with the latest applicable standard, the most recent being ISO 9001/2008

    ISO 14001 Registration

    • All of our Americas and European manufacturing facilities have achieved ISO 14001 registration
    • ISO 14001 is a globally accepted blueprint for an environmental management system
    • It includes requirements for developing an environmental policy, assessing environmental impacts of products and processes, developing environmental goals and measurable objectives, implementation of initiatives to meet objectives, auditing, corrective action, and management review
    • Each of our sites closely tracks environmental and safety performance and sets objectives each year to drive continual improvement as an integral part of our business plan

    OHSAS 18001 Registration

    • Our Greenville, NC and Sulligent, AL facilities have already achieved registration to OHSAS 18001
    • This standard requires the establishment of a defined Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) management system to minimize or eliminate OH&S risks and a process of continuous improvement
    • We are currently pursuing registration at our other manufacturing facilities

    Rising Environmental Steward Recognition

    • Our Greenville, NC operations have been recognized by the State of North Carolina as a Rising Environmental Steward, one of only fourteen companies to receive this distinction
    • Award criteria include a mature environmental management system based on ISO 14001, a demonstrated commitment to go beyond compliance, site-specific measurable goals including pollution prevention and process efficiency improvement, and the annual reporting of progress toward those goals

    Gold Award and Million-Hour Safety Award

    • Our Greenville, NC operations have been presented the Gold and Million-Hour Safety Awards for outstanding achievement in employee safety from the North Carolina Department of Labor

    Star Site for OSHA Voluntary Protection Program

    • We are building a culture that fosters employee ownership of safety and the environment, which  culminated in application to the OSHA Voluntary Participation Program as a Star Site for our U.S. operations in 2009

    Please contact us for additional information on any of these awards.