For the twelfth year in a row, Metal Supermarkets UK – the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals – has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 accreditation by the IQS UK Standards Audits Division. These accreditation are given for continued exceptional performance in Quality Management and Environmental Management systems.
Repeatedly being awarded the ISO certifications highlight Metal Supermarkets’ longstanding commitment to its customers across the United Kingdom through exceptional process improvements and implementation of standards.
“Every year we earn this accreditation is an honour, especially twelve years in a row,” said Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets. “We are committed to continually improving our operations in the UK and maintaining the high standard customers expect from Metal Supermarkets.”
To achieve ISO certifications, each of Metal Supermarkets 6 corporate locations must implement a documented Quality Management System incorporating all policies and procedures; an internal commitment to maintain employee competence and awareness through on-going training; and a full review of environmental responsibilities.
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems and is the most widely used Quality Management Systems (QMS) standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organizations in 178 countries. It is awarded to businesses that deliver consistently high-quality products and services, become more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.
ISO 14001 recognizes companies that have adopted environmentally responsible practices in their business processes. It is awarded to businesses striving to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste, and drive down costs.
“Our teams work hard year-round to earn the ISO designations each year,” said James Headifen, Metal Supermarkets UK Director of Franchise Development and Operations. “Receiving the accreditation for the twelfth year highlights our commitment to serving our customers effectively and safely.”
Metal Supermarkets achieved its first ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 accreditation in 2009. To achieve re-accreditation, Metal Supermarkets successfully demonstrated its processes to an independent external auditor who ensured they are being executed based on documented policies and rigorous standards.
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