Green-tech receives independent endorsement

Green-tech receives independent endorsement: For the 12th consecutive year Green-tech has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 status.

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are two of ISO’s most well-known quality standards, implemented by over a million organisations throughout the world.

Every year Green-tech is assessed in order to retain its accreditation status. After initial certification companies have a surveillance audit in years 1 and 2. Year 3 is a more rigorous and in-depth recertification audit. This audit is similar in detail and intensity to the pre-certification audit.

This year was a recertification audit for Green-tech. This audit looks more deeply into the holistic and global implications of the implementation strategy. It reviews the whole of Green-tech’s processes and systems from beginning to end, as well as investigating their continued commitment to continual improvement.

Green-tech’s Estimating & Compliance Manager Alice Birch comments, “This year the ISO Assessor reviewed our warehousing and distribution facilities and reviewed the Green-tech processes from start to finish. Our soil production area was chosen, and every aspect of the process was checked. Our reporting processes were put under the microscope, along with HR and compliance.  Our environmental and quality manuals and objectives were reviewed to ensure these were measurable and finally how we track risk management in the business was audited. It was a rigorous process but as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards are deeply embedded within our organisation and we have robust and structured systems in place we were able to easily demonstrate consistency and continuous improvement in our processes and service.”

ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System (QMS) which gives organisations a systematic approach for meeting customer objectives and providing consistent quality. ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS) for measuring and improving environmental impact. It requires Green-tech to demonstrate that they have a sufficient environmental policy plan in place to manage their environmental impact.

The British Assessment Bureau is a leading Certification Body, that carries out the independent assessment to confirm and document that Green-tech runs its business in accordance with these rigorous standards.

Green-tech’s Business Development Director Mark Wood comments,

“We put a lot of effort into continuously maintaining and improving our quality and environmental impact standards. The audit is detailed and robust, so I’m delighted to have independent endorsement of Green-tech’s compliance.”

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