Longley Concrete Pass ISO Accreditation Audit for 6th year running
Longley Concrete is pleased to announce that it has achieved the new ISO standards for Quality Management and Environmental Management Systems, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. The business was first ISO certified in 2011.
Vincent Ross, Works Director, was delighted in achieving the new standards and commented “Longley Concrete has always invested in quality management and environmental procedures. So when we made the decision to pursue the internationally recognised ISO standards back in 2011, we didn’t have too much additional work to do to become certified. Having the new 2015 standards keeps the business at the forefront of our industry.”
- Longley Concrete has developed an integrated system for the management of its quality and environmental standards.
- The Quality Management System standard, ISO 9001:2015, started life at BSI in 1979 as BS 5750 and is now recognized as the world’s most successful standard.
One of the key features of the integrated management system for Longley Concrete has been the importance of continued improvement in the business, which has led us to recycling waste concrete and investing in underground tanks to harvest rain water for the production process.
About the standards:
The ISO 9001: 2015 revised standard ensures that quality management is now completely integrated and aligned with the business strategies of the organization. It encourages greater involvement in the management system by the leadership team ensures the whole organization will be motivated towards the organizations goals and objectives.
The standard reinforces the use of the management system as a governance tool and will help identify business opportunities that contribute to bottom line improvements. With the new structure applicable to all new ISO management systems standards it will be much easier to implement multiple, integrated management systems.
ISO 14001: 0215 standard provides guidance on how to consider multiple aspects of your business procurement, storage, distribution, product development, manufacturing so that it reduces its impact on the environment. It also drives a business to evaluate how to manage emergency response, customer expectations, stakeholders and relationships with the local community.