The certification recognises EMR’s commitment to industry best practice in three key areas of its compliance management systems including: quality (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001) and occupational health and safety (ISO 45001).
The move provides further assurance to EMR’s customers and partners that these sites lead the way in providing quality products and services in a safe and environmentally-conscious way.
The rigorous process includes awareness training for staff, internal audits to identify areas for improvement and is achieved via an external audit by a UKAS accredited third party auditor.
Internal training to support this process is provided by EMR’s training division, Mayer Environmental Group.
Currently, 20 EMR sites including our flagship operations at Liverpool Alexandra Docks and Darlaston have been certified as meeting the requirements of the three standards. As part of EMR’s long-term commitment for all of its UK sites to be certified by 2023, another 20 metal processing yards are set to achieve this certification by the end of the year.
Nancy Gray, Environmental & Regulatory Manager at EMR said:
“It’s great news that more than a quarter of EMR sites have now achieved ISO certification. This means we’ve hit an important landmark on a journey we started just a couple of years ago to have all our UK sites certified.
“EMR colleagues at every level are engaging in this process with site managers being supported by our Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) team, implementing plans to achieve certification and maintain these high standards. But it’s also thanks to every member of the team on the ground that EMR’s industry-leading operations have achieved the ISO certification across so many of our sites.”