6th May 2016 1.30PM, Woodley, Berkshire: Woodley-based Litenow Ltd is pleased to announce it has achieved ISO 9001 and 14001 certification from Alcumus ISOQAR.
Alcumus ISOQAR, part of Alcumus Group, is the UK’s fastest-growing UKAS accredited certification body. For over 25 years, it has helped thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes minimise risk and control environmental impacts through certification to standards-based management systems.
Accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for all major standards, Alcumus ISOQAR provides confidence to its clients as they are regularly and rigorously assessed against internationally-recognised standards to demonstrate their competence and impartiality.
By achieving certification to the world’s most popular standards, Litenow has demonstrated its commitment to customer service and quality in delivery, as well as its environmental credentials.
Nikki Samme, Alcumus ISOQAR Director commented: “Litenow’s successful certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 with Alcumus ISOQAR is testament to the positive engagement of colleagues at all levels and demonstrates a robust quality and environmental management framework across its operations.
“By formalising processes and systems in line with these internationally-recognised standards, Litenow is outwardly showcasing its commitment to continual improvement,” Ms Samme added.
ISO 9001 is a business management framework designed to helps businesses improve performance, with a strong focus on continual improvement. The benefits of using this internationally-recognised standard are greater efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction.
ISO 14001 standard’s intention is to help businesses become more resource efficient, whilst saving money by reducing waste and usage.
Both standards have a proven track record in winning business. Buyers are increasingly seeking evidence of their suppliers’ reliability and will choose to work with those that are able to demonstrate internationally recognised standards.
Ms Samme continued: “Procurement teams look far beyond price and competence when reviewing risk in their supply chains; amongst other criteria, suppliers are assessed on their CSR credentials – ISO 14001 provides a solid foundation for demonstrating controls in the environmental aspects of this.”
Increasing environmental awareness through ISO 14001 certification has also proven to be a business winner. Cost savings in waste, recycling and consumption have been achieved together with an advantage over competitors when tendering for new contracts. The response in the business sector has been significant – buyers are stipulating the standard in tenders and it is often a requirement within supply chains.
Litenow Managing Director Steve Hiscox said, “We are immensely pleased with these awards. Achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification demonstrates our commitment to working efficiently whilst delivering consistently high standards of service to our customers. We can also show that we are doing so in an environmentally-conscious way.”