VAN HALTEREN METAAL AWARDED ISO 14001 AND OHSAS 18001 CERTIFICATION
Van Halteren Metaal was recently awarded certification for occupational health, safety and the environment in compliance with two separate standards. This formed part of its overall ISO 9001:2015 recertification – now valid for another three years.
ISO 14001:2015 maps out a framework for managing and improving environmental performance. With its environmental management system now in place, Van Halteren Metaal aims to pay even closer attention to these matters at every stage of its operations, thereby structurally improving the company's environmental performance and managing and mitigating any associated environmental risks.
OHSAS 18001:2007 is an international standard for occupational health and safety management systems. With this system in place, Van Halteren Metaal is now able to manage and improve its organizational performance still further and in an effective, efficient fashion. The occupational health system implemented will help Van Halteren Metaal improve working conditions, mitigate occupational risks, and comply with all new and prevailing legislation and regulations.
ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification aligns seamlessly with Van Halteren Metaal's existing CSR policies, which were implemented to help the company achieve its objectives without harming the three Ps – people, planet and profit – and without neglecting its social responsibilities. Being a good employer means creating and maintaining healthy, safe working conditions for all its employees.
Van Halteren Metaal is a subsidiary of the Van Halteren Group – based in Bunschoten (NL) – and a Dutch, family‑run manufacturing company. Since it was founded in 1969, the company has remained highly innovative, placing it squarely on the map within several global markets. Products and services include its own products such as training simulators, as well as drive wheels for caterpillar‑tracked vehicles, and build‑to‑spec/build‑to‑print manufacturing services for the petroleum, energy, defence, semiconductor and toolmaking industries.
Van Halteren Metaal is a modern, financially sound company employing approximately one hundred members of staff. Its certified QA/QC department safeguards overall quality levels (in compliance with ISO 9001 standards) and welding work quality in particular (in compliance with NEN EN 1090 and NEN EN ISO 3824‑2 standards) under the supervision of its own International Welding Engineer (IWE).
Van Halteren Metaal was awarded these certifications in a relatively short period, due in part to the HSE procedures and the effective quality management system that it already had in place.
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