HPA’s commitment to improving Quality Standards and Environmental Performance
HPA have achieved a major milestone, being awarded accreditation by UKAS to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015. This achievement demonstrates the company’s commitment to continually improve its Quality standards and Environmental performance.
The process to reach the awards consisted of an extensive independent evaluation and rigorous audit of the company’s quality management system and Environmental performance by UKAS accredited certification company Forefront Certification Ltd.
What is ISO 9001:2015?
ISO 9001:2015 is the internationally recognised quality management system for structuring an organisation to improve business efficiency and increase customer satisfaction. Certification provides customers with the assurance that systems within a company are continually assessed and improved.
What is ISO 14001:2015?
ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) requires a business to consider all environmental aspects critical to its operations. Systems and strategies should be in place for continual improvement towards environmental concerns. Recently revised, the ISO 14001:2015 requires crucial enhancements such as the prominent significance of environmental management within the organisation’s tactical planning processes, increased contribution from leadership and a more robust responsibility to positive initiatives that increase environmental efficiency.
Lucy Housden our Office and Accounts manager commented, ‘we are thrilled to have achieved UKAS certification for our ISO systems. Delivering excellent quality and service is at the heart of everything we do and we recognise the importance of environmental protection whilst running our business responsibly and efficiently to limit and improve the impact our operations have on the environment.’
We are proud of how hard the team has worked to ensure our management and environmental systems comply with the required criteria to achieve ISO standards, and this compliments our aims and commitments to the RIBA Climate Challenge.