Volvo’s worldwide certificates
By Sandy Guthrie27 November 2012
The construction industry’s first worldwide certification for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental care) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety) is being claimed by Volvo Construction Equipment.
The company said that this meant that all of the company’s sites and functions were working in a correct and consistent manner.
The independent audit was conducted by third party specialist Bureau Veritas, and amounted to the equivalent of 167 audit days over the 23 sites inspected. Bureau Veritas has issued the three worldwide accredited certificates, and these will replace the 44 local certificates that existed previously.
Volvo CE said that to achieve the worldwide certification, it had proved it was a unified organisation, under one process model, fully aligned across all sites around the world.
Volvo CE president Pat Olney said, “The ability to have – and externally prove – that all sites and functions share the same processes and business requirements is reassuring to both employees and our customers. It gives us a benchmark from which the entire company can consistently improve upon.”