As announced in our sustainability report, we endeavoured to be re-certified in accordance with the new DIN ISO 9001:2015 standard and a new certification in accordance with DIN ISO 14001:2015 this year. We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully passed both audits and are now certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015. Since the basic elements of both certifications, e.g. corporate policy, suppliers and risk assessment are the same, we now have an “integrated management system”.
But what do the two certifications actually stand for, and what are their advantages for us and for you?
ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management
The ISO certification 14001:2015 is a standard that is defined by the Organization for Standardization (ISO). It refers to a norm that provides the foundation for the establishment, monitoring and further development of an environmental management system. The paramount objective is that of promoting environmental protection in interaction with the existing social, economic and political necessities.
Here, the qualification offers an operational advantage for the company that would like to be qualified: for instance, when it comes to identifying rationalisation potential or error sources and with regard to receiving international recognition concerning the own environmental management system.
With DIN ISO 14001:2015, for instance, our products’ life cycle assessments are of key importance, as are the direct and indirect factors arising from this. What is more, all emissions are documented and occupational safety management is audited
ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management
The ISO 9001:2015 certification is the most important standard in the quality management system (abbreviation: QMS). This norm stipulates the requirements that are to be satisfied by a quality management system in order to be awarded the certification. The implementation of the norm offers numerous operational advantages. Here, for instance, operational workflow sequences become more transparent, the error quota and the costs arising as a result are reduced, and customer satisfaction is sustainably improved.
With DIN ISO 9001:2015, the focus is on qualitative elements such as, e.g. quality management, the monitoring of testing instruments and measuring equipment, the documentation of all relevant processes, or the regulation of knowledge and risk management. This way, even existing processes that already function well can be optimised and perfected to an even greater degree.
In the course of the daily cooperation with other companies and with trade, as well as with the decision-making process of both our and your customers, the certifications serve as orientation aids and provide the foundation for taking a qualified decision. You can also download the two certificates here.