Zionsville, IN, December 03, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Cornerstone Environmental, Health and Safety, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Environmental Science Research & Design Institute (ESRDI) of Zhejiang Province. The MOU was signed by Mark Miller, President of Cornerstone, and Chen Zhongda, Director of Institute ESRDI.
“We are extremely pleased with the signing of this MOU. This document is the culmination of over eighteen months of discussion and planning and is an important step in formalizing the direction of our relationship. Through it, we have established a platform to provide knowledge and expertise to ESRDI and its clients in several of our core service areas,” stated Miller.
The MOU lays the groundwork for Cornerstone and ESRDI to expand their business activities in China and the United States by providing consultation and training services for customers seeking or upgrading ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 or other management system implementation. In addition, the organizations will be cooperating in establishing a joint market development team in order to develop new business opportunities with organizations in China seeking to locate in the United States, as well as introductions and support to ESRDI for U.S. companies seeking to locate in Zhejiang.
Since 1990, Cornerstone Environmental, Health and Safety, Inc. has been a leading provider of consulting, engineering and training services directed toward customer-focused, cost effective solutions designed to reduce negative environmental, financial and social impacts. Cornerstone has worked with clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia in the areas of ISO/Quality, Environmental and Safety Management Systems; Sustainability Services; Environmental Compliance; and OSHA Compliance, Worker Safety and Loss Prevention, in conjunction with advanced software solutions. Cornerstone’s primary objective is assist its customers in achieving long-term business sustainability by ensuring regulatory compliance, reducing energy consumption, increasing operational efficiencies and adopting green business practices.
The Environmental Science Research & Design Institute (ESRDI) of Zhejiang Province is an independent company which provides third-party certification approval from the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS). ESRDI provides independent licensing rights for ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OSHAS 18001 (Safety) Management System certifications.
About Zhejiang, China
Zhejiang Province is located on the east coast of China and is known for its thriving private sector. Indiana and Zhejiang formed their sister-state relationship in 1987 and, since that time, governmental and private organizations have created long-lasting connections and economic development opportunities.