AeroVironment Achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification – Aligns with Company’s Zero Emission Unmanned Systems

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced that the company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 certification for its aircraft management system ‘environment.

The international environmental management standard ISO 14001: 2015 provides an environmental management system framework for businesses to help them identify, monitor and control their environmental impact, such as resource consumption and waste generation.

“AeroVironment’s goal is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Achieving ISO 14001 certification demonstrates our commitment to advancing sustainable practices, ”said Kenneth Karklin, senior vice president and chief operating officer of AeroVironment. “By developing a formal ISO 14001 certified environmental management system, we are able to actively measure and closely manage the overall environmental impact of company decisions, with a greater focus on the footprint. environment of AeroVironment.

“With a 50-year history of doing more with much less, AeroVironment offers a portfolio of small battery-powered unmanned aircraft and tactical missile systems designed for rapid deployment and a small logistics footprint. Employed directly by frontline troops, AeroVironment’s solutions avoid greenhouse gas emissions produced by conventional internal combustion aircraft, rocket-propelled missiles and ground vehicles while providing situational awareness and accuracy which helps their operators to proceed with certainty, ”added Mr. Karklin.

AeroVironment’s ISO 14001: 2015 certificate (CERT-013516) came into effect on February 9, 2021 after a multi-month audit with SAI Global Assurance, one of the world’s leading management systems certification bodies. The certification covers all of the company’s operations in Ventura County, California, as well as its operations in Huntsville, Alabama, Wilmington, Massachusetts, and Lawrence, Kansas. Certification complements AS9100 Revision D (2016), AeroVironment Quality Management System Certification received in 2018.

In line with its founding principles, AeroVironment has grown into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric UAS, offering a range of zero-emission, energy-efficient and battery-powered tactical UAS and missile systems, as well as the development of pseudo- solar powered high altitude stratospheric systems. satellites (HAPS) for global connectivity. These innovative vehicles are designed to offer valuable new capabilities to their users while reducing their logistical footprint and environmental impact.

To learn more about AeroVironment’s environmental management system and corporate social responsibility program, visit https://www.avinc.com/about/corporate-social-responsibility.

ABOUT AEROVIRONNEMENT, INC.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics, and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can Proceed with certainty. Celebrating 50 years of innovation, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and corporate customers. For more information visit www.avinc.com.

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