CENTIEL UK has announced it has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System accreditation by the BSI. ISO 14001 Environmental Management is the world’s most recognised environmental management system, and CENTIEL UK now adds this to its BSI accredited ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and its BSI accredited OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System certifications.
David Bond, chairman, CENTIEL UK explains, “We are now one of the very few companies in the UPS industry in the UK to hold all three of these key BSI accreditations, enabling us to deliver more than regulatory compliance and the ability to meet supplier requirements.
“BSI has received the official UK accreditation status from UKAS, which means it has been assessed against internationally recognised standards. This status also means that the certificates issued by the BSI, are both credible and impartial.
“The BSI route was challenging but we wanted to provide the highest level of certification to complement our commitment to product and service quality. The accreditation process required a great deal of investment in terms of both time and resource. However, as Theodore Roosevelt once said, ‘nothing worth having comes easy,’ therefore, we are delighted to gain the ISO 14001 Environmental Management accreditation which completes our BSI “tick & crown collection’.”
Karen Rough, service and compliance manager, CENTIEL UK confirms, “Our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification needed us to consider and document multiple aspects of our business in relation to the environment. This included recording processes about how we purchase, manage, store and dispose of certain products such as batteries for example, and how we work to reduce our impact on the environment on a company-wide basis. BSI attended our offices to survey our systems and will continue to do so every year. We needed to show working examples of our processes and records and how all staff adhere to the detailed management system we have in place.
“For tenders and proposals, the BSI accreditations we now hold tick many boxes, but they also serve as reassurance to our valued customer base that our “Swiss quality” approach to best practice runs right throughout our organisation. As well as underlining our continued commitment to providing the best possible service and inspiring trust, it offers our customers complete peace of mind and we anticipate the certification will help us attract new clients and expand further within the UPS marketplace.”
CENTIEL’s additional certifications include: Safe Contractor status; CIPS Sustainability Index and Constructionline gold level.