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ISO Accreditations

26 June 2016Appears in Company News
Over the last few months we have been preparing ourselves for the upcoming ISO assessment at our Swadlincote Head Office.

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved five certifications from the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 to ISO 14001:2015, BS 18001:2007, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 22301:2012 Management Standards with ISO Quality Services Limited. This has been our first audit of 2016 however there will be an ongoing audit process which consists of two external visits per year. This will comprise of internal reviews, roughly every 6 months and an annual re-certification audit which will ensure that we comply with the requirements of the standard.

What does ISO 9001:2015 mean?

We have been accredited ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System which is a systematic and driven approach to managing the business. The idea behind this certification is designed to support the company to ensure that standards are met and we exceed the needs of our customers. A consistent level of quality and satisfaction should be delivered at all times.

How will this benefit the customer?

We will be following guidelines to ensure that we are providing steady, reliable and fit to purpose solutions. Taking into consideration customer feedback and acting upon this, we will continue to improve our customer / supplier relationship. When an issue occurs, we will guarantee that any concerns raised are identified and resolved promptly.

What does ISO 14001:2015 mean?

Being awarded ISO 14001:2015 in Environmental Management System allows us to control different aspects of the business which have a significant impact on the environment. Using this system has been proved to highlight the importance of environmental responsibilities, including both legal and regulatory accountabilities. We must be able to manage and control any risks that occur.

How will this benefit the customer?

If customers and suppliers have any interest in environmental performance, we can reassure them that they are working with a company which promotes a shared environmental ethos. This will also show that we will continue to maintain our forward thinking and be environmentally aware of our social responsibility.

What does BS OHSAS 18001 mean?

This BS OHSAS 18001:2007 in Health and Safety Management System enables us to control and monitor risks that can arise during day to day activities within the company. This award will enable us to be pro-active rather than re-active and will help to protect the health and welfare of the workforce.

How will this benefit the customer?

Completing onsite risk and hazard assessments ensure customers that our products and services are delivered within legal requirements. Raised awareness of health and safety codes of practice is promoted throughout the supply chain.

What does ISO 27001:2013?

To secure the company's confidential information, we have been awarded the Information Security Management System which enables us to manage any potential security risks to files. By having this system in place, sensitive corporate information can be efficiently managed by identifying vulnerabilities and protecting them against potential threats.

How will this benefit the customer?

Working with a trustworthy provider helps maintain the company s own integrity to the safeguarding of its data. Installing confidence further down the supply chain will result in stronger customer / supplier relationships.

What does ISO 22301:2012 mean?

If any serious incident occurs, the ISO 22301:2012 will offer our company the ability to continue operating regardless of the seriousness of the incident. This is becoming increasingly important to businesses. By having a business continuity management system, it will lead to greater competitiveness and decrease the amount of down time a business will have if the unexpected arises. The ISO 22301 also covers the requirements for a robust business continuity management system, this will allow the company to minimise risks associated with disruptions and ensures control is maintained at all times.

How will this benefit the customer?

Increases our ability to deliver service in adverse conditions. Reduces the amount of potential down time , - i.e. reducing risk in the supply chain. Issues are identified and preventative actions are put in place to avoid disruptions.

If you would like to find out more information about our accreditation, please visit the official ISO website. As we continue to grow as a company, we will maintain high standards and aim to work towards further certifications. We are extremely proud to receive these awards and could not have done it without the team s hard work and dedication.

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