Successful ISO Surveillance Audits for Mannok’s Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Systems
Mannok successfully completed a 2-day surveillance audit of its ISO Certified Health and Safety, Quality Assurance and Environmental Management Systems in April.
The detailed inspection was carried out by leading certification body, Certification Europe, and involved a thorough review of all aspects of the packaging manufacturing business. During the successful audit of the facility against the ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 9001 certification standards, auditors found no non-conformities or opportunities for improvement.
The accreditations are globally recognised as representation of the highest standards in environmental, health and safety and quality management respectively, underlining the significant work which the business does to maintain the excellent standards they have implemented.
Speaking of the certifications, the company’s EHS Manager, Breda Mulligan, said
“These ISO accreditations represent the highest benchmark in standards relating to health and safety, environmental and quality management systems, and successfully completing the surveillance audits for all three recognises the continuous work we’re doing here in Mannok to ensure we uphold superior standards in the areas which matter most to our business. Maintaining this level of excellence is very much a collaborative effort from every member of the team, which impacts every part of our business, so the positive outcome from the auditing process is thanks to the hard work of all involved.”
ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety
ISO 45001 is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, with guidance for its use, to enable an organisation to proactively improve its OH&S performance in preventing injury and ill-health. The standard applies a risk-based approach to the management of all health and safety matters in the workplace to ensure that management processes are effective and are continually improved in line with industry standards and changes throughout the company. ISO 45001 enables an organisation, through its OH&S management system, to integrate other aspects of health and safety, such as worker wellness/wellbeing.
ISO 14001: Environmental Management System
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long-term environmental impacts of an organisation’s products, services and processes. It is internationally recognised as a means for organisations to grow their business in a sustainable manner, minimising their environmental footprint and diminishing environmental risk through the development and maintenance of sustainability focused operational improvements.
ISO 9001: Quality Assurance Management System
ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistently high quality products and services and is a trusted mark which reassures all customers of the quality they can expect when dealing with Mannok.