McGrath successfully transitions to new 2015 ISO standards
McGrath Bros (Waste Control) Ltd is one of the first London companies in the waste management sector to become compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems. Following rigorous assessments of its Integrated Quality and Environmental Management Systems by auditors from NQA earlier this year they have been awarded certificates of compliance to the new version of the International Standards.
The company chose to make the transition to ISO 9001:2015 last year as it represents the most up-to-date thinking and best practice in quality and environmental management.
The transition to ISO 14001:2015 establishes the company’s environmental management priorities including the introduction of the concept of risk and opportunity as a planning tool. The previous versions were published in 2008 and 2004 respectively.
While the new, revised standards were published in 2015 it is only now that the first organisations to achieve compliance are being announced due to the lengthy and tough assessments that the standards demand.
Tara Donaghy, McGrath’s Business Director, commented:
“Both these certifications illustrate our ongoing commitment to ensure overall our business objectives are consistent with our environmental management goals. It also demonstrates to our customers that we are industry leading in our systems management. Continually improving environmental and quality performance is fundamental to the success of our business.
“The assessments took a lot of hard work and we are very pleased to have achieved these high standards. This, along with our health and safety management systems certification to OHSAS 18001:2007 gives our customers the assurance that the safety of our workforce and everyone involved in our operations,”
The McGrath Group, which operates two Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) in London and Essex, first gained certification in November 2006.