Quality & Environmental

Quality Policy

Our teammates are committed to supplying Nylon 6 yarns, Nylon 6 resins and various tire cord and industrial fabrics that exceed the expectations of “The BOSS”. Our quality management system is based on the ISO 9001:2008 Standard and teammate involvement. Through this system, we will continually improve the quality of our products and the effectiveness of our quality management system, so that our products meet or exceed customer requirements. We will monitor this by focusing on customer satisfaction, production efficiency and quality improvements, while maintaining a safe and environmentally conscientious workplace. The principle, “World Class Quality” will guide all teammates in our jobs to achieve this objective. Quality improvements and customer satisfaction are the responsibility of all teammates. We will focus on continual improvements using data-based decision making, open communication, teammate education and effective quality oriented management systems to meet our Quality Objectives.

Firestone Textiles Environmental Management System

The Firestone Textiles Company (FTC) is a division of Firestone Fibers and Textiles Co. (FSFT) of Kings Mountain, NC. FSFT is a division of Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. (BFS) of USA, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp. of Japan. FTC manufactures Nylon 6 yarns and resins, and twists and weaves synthetic yarns for tire and industrial fabrics. In determining the scope of the Environmental Management System (EMS), FTC conducted a thorough review of the relevant internal and external issues, the needs and expectations of all interested parties, and assessed the risks associated with all relevant compliance obligations. Overall, the FTC EMS applies to manufacturing operations at the Woodstock, ON facility, from raw material sourcing to the end of life treatment of point-of-sale products, and all associated environmental aspects over which FTC has the ability and authority to control or influence.

Environmental Policy

FTC will supply Nylon-6 yarns, Nylon-6 resins, various tire cord and industrial fabrics and ultimately the final product will exceed the expectation of “THE BOSS”. The EMS will provide a structure for communication, training and risk assessment to improve our environmental performance. FTC is committed to pollution prevention and the protection of the environment in all activities that it controls and influences. It is everyone’s responsibility to observe and promote our environmental programs. The success of reducing our environmental footprint depends on the support and commitment of our employees, contractors and visitors. FTC will commit to:
  • The fulfillment of all compliance obligations relating to our environmental aspects, and support the principles and goals of the Bridgestone Global Environmental Mission Statement;
  • Identifying potential environmental aspects/impacts of our business and take measures to control and/or reduce them;
  • Continual improvement of the EMS. Top management will establish objectives, set targets and review our progress towards these goals.

Firestone Textiles Product End of Life Program

Firestone Textiles Company (FTC) is committed to the responsible management of all products, including the environmentally conscientious management of FTC products at the end of their usable life. If you require any information/assistance finding an environmentally responsible disposal option for any point-of-sale FTC products please send your inquiry to following address: Environmental@Firestone-Textiles.com

Toxics Reduction Act

The Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) and Ontario Regulation 455/09 apply to manufacturing and select mining/processing facilities that employ more than an equivalent of 10 full-time persons, and who use or create acetone or materials regulated by the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). For information regarding FTC’s Toxic Substance Reduction Plan, please download the PDF below: 2016 NPRI Report