EMPL has taken another significant step in its company history and organisation. The company has reaffirmed its initial quality certification (ISO 9001) dating back to 1995. EMPL was also certified to 14001 (environmental and safety management) for the first time. High customer orientation, a clear vision and concrete goals are our core success factors. Verifiable certification is a basic prerequisite to a company’s successful participation in the global market.
ISO certification is currently offered in 176 countries. More than a million companies and organisations have to date been globally certified to ISO 9001. Through this range of standards, we have succeeded in defining standard globally accepted organisational quality features – industry-neutral and for any size of business. The ISO 9001 standard promotes a uniform terminology. Terms such as “requirement”, “customer satisfaction”, “product”, “process”, “system”, “quality” and “quality improvement” are defined globally and are thus comparable. This certification verifies EMPL’s ability to comply with quality standards and develop these further.
The objective of environmental management pursuant to ISO 14001 is the promotion of environmental protection and the prevention of environmental stress in harmony with socio-economic demands. As with ISO 9001, the intention of the ISO 14001 standard is to apply management systems to render processes visibly manageable. Instead of stipulating content, it relies on the guiding effect of functional management systems. Since environmental management is a vital component of EMPL’s company policy, EMPL is particularly proud of the official ISO 14001 certification it has now achieved.
A particular challenge facing the team of internal and external consultants was the successful integration of environmental and safety management into EMPL's existing quality management system, implemented 15 years ago. In this respect, the company relied especially on the experience of Mr. Steinberger and his colleagues from Waste Management, Central Tyrol, who guided the project for one year, from initial concepts to implementation. A significant number of internal staff (safety expert, fire protection officer, master technician, quality management, …) was also involved.
The actual certification was recently performed in Kaltenbach by two auditors from the Quality Austria Trainings-, Zertifizierungs- und Begutachtungs GmbH, who certified the system compliant with the standard.