Quality Systems Consultancy Limited (QSC) have recently played a crucial role in assisting KME Service Centre UK Limited based in Smethwick, in implementing ISO 14001:2015. ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems that helps organizations establish, implement, maintain, and improve their environmental performance.
KME Service Centre UK Limited, part of the KME Group one of the world’s largest manufacturers of copper and copper alloy products and has a worldwide distribution network.
Firstly, QSC conducted a comprehensive assessment of KME’s existing environmental management practices and identified areas that needed improvement. This initial audit helped them understand the company’s environmental strengths and weaknesses and provided a baseline for developing an effective ISO 14001 implementation plan.
Based on the audit findings, QSC worked closely with KME’s management team to develop a tailored environmental management system (EMS) that aligned with the requirements of ISO 14001. They provided guidance and support in developing policies, procedures, and documentation necessary for compliance with the standard.
One of the key contributions of QSC was their expertise in training KME’s employees on environmental management principles and the requirements of ISO 14001. By educating the workforce, they ensured that everyone at KME understood their role in achieving environmental objectives and contributed to the successful implementation of ISO 14001.
Furthermore, QSC Ltd guided KME in establishing effective communication channels for internal and external stakeholders. They helped the company develop a clear and transparent communication strategy to ensure that relevant information regarding environmental performance and goals was shared with employees, suppliers, customers, and regulatory bodies. This open communication fostered a culture of environmental responsibility within the organisation and helped build trust and credibility with external stakeholders.
Throughout the implementation process, QSC Ltd conducted regular audits and assessments to monitor KME’s progress and identify areas that needed
further attention. They provided valuable feedback and recommendations for improvement, ensuring that KME remained on track and continuously improved its environmental performance.
Finally, QSC assisted KME Service Centre UK Ltd in successfully completing the certification process for ISO 14001. They prepared the necessary documentation, facilitated the external audit, and supported the business in addressing any non-conformities or areas of improvement identified during the certification audit. Their expertise and guidance were instrumental in KME Service Centre UK Limited achieving ISO 14001 certification, demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability.
In conclusion, QSC played a vital role in helping KME Service Centre UK Limited implement ISO 14001. Through their expertise, training, and ongoing support, they enabled the business to establish an effective environmental management system, improve their environmental performance, and achieve ISO 14001:2015 UKAS certification with certification body BSI. The collaboration between QSC Ltd, the consultancy and the KME Service Centre UK Ltd the business and its directors and employees highlights the importance of employing external expertise and guidance in successfully implementing internationally recognised standards for environmental management.
Congratulations to all at KME Service Centre UK Ltd in this prestigious award.
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