KMF Precision Sheet Metal has successfully completed the transition to the new ISO14001:2015 environmental performance standard.
The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System was released in September 2015 and challenged all businesses registered to the 2004 revision of IS014001 to complete the transition before September 2017.
The ISO standard, which is reviewed every five years to ensure it remains relevant and current, will help KMF improve their overall environmental performance. Many organisations have benefitted from reduced energy and water consumption, a more systematic approach to legal compliance and more efficient use of resources.
KMF's dedicated quality teams have worked hard over the last 12 months to evaluate current working practices and procedures and adapt them according to the new standard while remaining compliant with other accreditations.
KMF is one of few UK sheet metal manufacturers to hold four BSI accreditations; ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, AS 9100 Aerospace and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety System.
These certifications reduce the risk to our customers and give us complete confidence that we can supply exceptional quality every time.
The fundamental changes to the standard relate to:
- Increased prominence of environmental management within the organisation's strategic planning processes
- Greater focus on leadership
- Addition of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation
- Improving environmental performance added
- Lifecycle thinking when considering environmental aspects
- Addition of a communications strategy
This is the second successful ISO accreditation that KMF has gained this year.
Back in March 2017 KMF also made the transition to ISO 9001:2015. This Quality Management standard helps ensure that customers receive consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.
This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.
It is our emphasis on quality, innovative technology and complete manufacturing solutions that drive our business and provides KMF customers with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace for sheet metal fabrication and machined components.
All of KMF's ISO Accreditation certificates can be viewed in our media centre.