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October 25, 2016   |  Category: General
Revised ISO

Pelikan Hardcopy Production AG achieved the accredited certification to the revised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards. They are the standards for Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems. At the same time, the independent auditor renewed the OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.

The certifications cover the Pelikan Hardcopy facilities in Wetzikon (CH), Kyjov (CZ), Hanover (DE) and Nijmegen (NL). SGS performed the independent assessment which is valid until October 2019.

Revised ISO norms

Dr. Olaf Lehmann, Quality Manager of Pelikan Hardcopy Production AG says: “Pelikan Hardcopy had been certified to the old ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards. However, ISO improved both standards compared to previous ones. They now require organizations to prioritize business needs, improving efficiency by implementing organizational-wide risk based thinking, better risk management and enhanced leadership responsibility. Achieving certification to these latest ISO standards demonstrates Pelikan’s ongoing dedication to achieve the highest levels of corporate governance and environmental responsibility.”

Norms explained

ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized standard for quality management systems.  ISO revised the norm lately and published it on 23 September 2015. The standard helps organizations consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services.

ISO 14001 is the world’s first international standard for environmental management systems. ISO revised the norm lately and published it on 15 September 2015. This standard helps organizations comply with environmental regulations, minimizing their environmental footprint and improving their environmental performance.

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. The standard helps organizations to put in place a demonstrably sound occupational health and safety performance. It is a widely recognized and popular occupational health and safety management system.

Pelikan Hardcopy Production AG is one of the first companies passing re-certification for both new standards at the same time.