We are delighted to announce that we have just been awarded ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001 accreditation.
ISO 14001:2004 is the international standard for environmental management systems, a framework for making policy and process changes that help improve environmental performance. This certification provides us with the tools and credentials to grow our business in an environmental and economically sustainable manner, ensuring we reduce our impact on the environment and stay legally compliant.
ISO 9001 is a certified quality management system, the first step of a process of continual improvement which provides us with tools and guidance to improve working practices throughout our organisation. This accreditation is a great benefit to both our organisation and also our customers as it sets in place strict quality guidelines for both service and product ensuring that working for or with us is always a smooth process.
Our Managing Director, John Pitts, comments: “Achieving ISO is a measure of how far our business has developed and is a landmark moment in our pursuit of business excellence, sustainability and compliance. It also demonstrates the superb commitment of all of our staff at The Woodhorn Group who have been thoroughly committed to meeting these standards and above all maintaining them.”
Gaining ISO status is not a simple process; it takes months of assessment and adherence to numerous requirements. Now we have achieved this, it is vital for us to stay compliant to retain our accredited status. “Working towards and subsequently achieving ISO has been an intensive process forcing us to look hard at every aspect of how we manage our business,” comments John. “This gives us a platform to enable continued improvements in productivity and efficiency whilst also giving us essential credibility with our key clients and customers.”
At The Woodhorn Group we have always taken our impact on the environment seriously with all aspects of our business managed with environmental and economic sustainability at the core. These ISO certifications will allow us to push even further, providing us with structure and a clear progression plan for ongoing environmental improvement.