VANCOUVER, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX: WPT)
(NASDAQ: WPRT), the global leader in natural gas engines, today
announced it has been certified as having met the international
standards of ISO 14001:2004, an Environmental Management System (EMS)
standard. Westport's EMS encompasses the development, design, testing
and assembly of alternative fuel systems for original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) clients and the general operations of Westport
"Building on our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, our ISO
14001:2004 EMS certification is evidence of our efforts to develop,
design, test and assemble engine and fuel system components that meet
or exceed the expectations of our OEM partners and customers," said
Karen Hamberg, Senior Director, Sustainability and Environmental
Performance of Westport Innovations. "Our 14001:2004 certification,
awarded by QMI-SAI Global, formalizes the effective environmental
practice and process established at our facilities and demonstrates our
level of commitment and sophistication to key partners and customers."
For more information on Westport's environmental performance, please
About Westport Innovations Inc.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a global leader in alternative fuel,
low-emissions technologies that allow engines to operate on
clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied
natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels such
as landfill gas. Our unique technologies reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx),
particulate matter (PM), and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The
Company focuses on three distinct categories or target markets -
light-, medium-, and heavy-duty - through Westport business units or
joint ventures. Westport LD is focused on light-duty automotive
systems, components and engines, including 2.4L engines for industrial
applications such as forklifts and oilfield service. Cummins Westport
(CWI), a joint venture with Cummins, sells the world's broadest range
of low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial urban fleets
such as buses, refuse trucks and vocational vehicles. Westport Heavy
Duty (Westport HD) is engaged in the engineering, design and marketing
of natural gas-enabling technology for the heavy-duty diesel engine and
truck market. To learn more about our business, visit our website or
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