Our Commitments To Quality and the Environment
As a responsible company with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, the quality of our products is extremely important to us. Beyond that, we are also committed to ensuring that our processes and labelling products are as environmentally friendly as possible.
To help us successfully achieve this, we have implemented a combined Quality and Environmental Management System which is externally certified against both ISO 9001 and ISO 140001. This system sets out a number of processes and procedures which assist our management team in setting and achieving meaningful quality and environmental objectives – helping to keep us on the right track.
What is ISO?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international, independent organisation responsible for developing a range of international standards that help to ensure the quality, safety, efficiency and environmental performance of products, systems and services.
There are over 21000 ISO standards, touching on almost every aspect of day-to-day life, and these standards play an important role in facilitating international trade, sharing good practice, protecting the environment and reassuring customers that the products and services they purchase are both reliable and safe to use.
When it comes to labels, there are number of different ISO standards out there, including the ISO 28219 for packaging. As an organisation, we decided to prioritise ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as they fit perfectly with Labelnet’s commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and responsible business.
ISO 9001 certification is globally established as a highly effective Quality Management System standard and is currently used by around 1 million companies throughout the world.
This worldwide quality standard is suitable for organisations of all sizes, working in all industry sectors, and it provides companies with quality systems that help to build improved processes, higher levels of staff motivation and increased customer satisfaction
As an ISO 9001 certified organisation, we have implemented the ISO standard’s system requirements across all areas of our business, including people, facilities, services and equipment, and it has helped us to take the first steps in a process that provides us with the tools and know-how to continually improve working practices throughout the whole organisation. It has also proven to be a useful foundation for implementing other management standards, such as ISO 14001,
ISO 14001 is an environmental standard which provides organisations with the practical tools to manage their environmental responsibilities. In particular, the ISO 14001 puts sustainability at the heart of business – focusing on how effective environmental management systems can enable organisations to remain commercially successful while limiting their impact on the environment.
Through following ISO 14001, companies can enhance their environmental performance, remain compliant, and achieve their environmental objectives. Since gaining our own ISO 14001 accreditation we have taken yet more steps to make the organisation as environmentally friendly as it can possibly be, and our achievements in this area to date include officially reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill to zero!
Why ISO certification?
Gaining ISO certification offers many advantages – both to Labelnet as an organisation and to our customers.
Implementing the ISO standards enables us to ensure that our business processes are as effective as possible, helping us to identify any areas where there is an opportunity to increase efficiency and productivity. This in turn helps the business to save money- particularly through the reduction in waste and energy use that comes from a well-implemented Environmental Management System.
It can also be a great marketing tool for us, enabling us to demonstrate compliance with international standards, which can boost our reputation and open the door to new clients and markets.
Lastly, but most importantly for us, is the reassurance ISO certification provides to our customers. Organisations who choose Labelnet for their packaging needs can rest safely in the knowledge that sustainability, safety, quality and compliance is as important to us as it is to them.