October 25, 2016
On its website, Pelikan Hardcopy Production stated that it had received “revised ISO norms”, specifically accreditation of certification for the revised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards, which cover quality management systems and environmental management systems respectively. An “independent auditor” that renewed the ISO accreditations, SGS, also renewed Pelikan Hardcopy’s OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.
The three new certifications cover the company’s facilities in Wetzikon in Switzerland; Kyjov in the Czech Republic; Hanover in Germany; and Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In turn, as mentioned, standards organisation SGS performed the “independent assessment”, which is now valid through until October 2019, and Pelikan Hardcopy claimed that it is “one of the first companies passing recertification for both new standards at the same time”.
Pelikan explained that ISO 9001 is “the world’s most widely recognised standard for quality management systems”, and its revision was published on 23 September 2015, with the standard helping “organisations consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services”.
In turn, ISO 14001 is “the world’s first international standard for environmental management systems”, again revised on 15 September 2015, and said to help companies “comply with environmental regulations, minimising their environmental footprint and improving their environmental performance”.
Finally, the company added that OHSAS 18001 “is an internationally applied British standard for occupational health and safety management systems”, which helps companies “put in place a demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance” said to be “widely recognised and popular” as an “occupational health and safety management system”.
Dr. Olaf Lehmann, Quality Manager at Pelikan Hardcopy Production AG, said: “Pelikan Hardcopy had been certified to the old ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards. However, ISO improved both standards compared to previous ones. They now require organisations to prioritise business needs, improving efficiency by implementing organisational-wide risk-based thinking, better risk management and enhanced leadership responsibility.
“Achieving certification to these latest ISO standards demonstrates Pelikan’s ongoing dedication to achieve the highest levels of corporate governance and environmental responsibility.”
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