After much time and effort by the Recycling Lives management team, ISO accreditation has now been awarded.
The two awards are ISO 9001:2008, which focuses on quality management systems and ISO 14001:2004, which looks at environmental management systems.
To meet the rigorous ISO standards the following criteria must be satisfied:
- Future plans and objectives of The Company
- Management of Health & Safety, maintenance of facilities and sites
- Management of our employees
- Operational procedures on a day to day basis
- Performance assessments and how we measure and improve them
ISO accreditation is an ongoing award which requires excellent communication skills between all employees and managers. This has played a vital part in the compilation of an in-house ISO operating manual, which is effectively the bible of company procedure. The manual was compiled and is constantly maintained by Chris Wylie, who receives all relevant information from line managers.
Chris Wylie, Robert Jackson and Tom Carysforth-Nadin have been trained to carry out internal audits to ensure that procedures are being correctly followed throughout the company.
Between the 2nd and the 5th February a full external audit was required to ensure that ISO standards were being met.
The assessors were hugely impressed with the company and all of the employees. Alasdair Jackson, General Manager of Recycling Lives, said: “A huge thank you and congratulations to all of our employees for their contributions towards this standard of excellence.”