Almac Group Awarded ISO Certification for Integrated Safety and Environment Management System 25th March 2021
Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organisation, has recently secured the International Standard Organization (ISO) certifications for its Integrated Health, Safety and Environment Management Systems under the ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards – the most internationally recognised standards for health, safety and environment (HSE) management systems.
The achievement followed an extensive virtual auditing process, performed by the National Quality Assurance (NQA) certification body over a three-day period. The audit involved a range of virtual tours, presentations and an extensive review of Almac’s integrated management system. NQA determined that Almac demonstrated a clear commitment to meeting the highest standards of HSE and accountability throughout the business and are fully accountable for ensuring these standards are maintained through integrated and standardised policies and procedures.
The certification covers Almac Group’s provision of research, development, innovation and contract manufacturing services by each of its facilities based at its global Headquarters campus in Northern Ireland, which employs over 3,500 individuals. The integrated framework gives all managers and employees guidance and support regarding the management of HSE, from identifying and handling risks to evaluating and continuously improving processes and is continually updated and improved through regular assessments, reviews and internal audits.
Jon Cooil, Global VP HSE, Facilities and Engineering, Almac Group commented: “This ISO certification is an acknowledgement that our robust processes, procedures and systems have been designed and implemented with health, safety and the environment as the utmost priority.
We consistently adhere to the highest standards and guidelines enabling us to have an organised and streamlined set of processes that perform seamlessly and efficiently, whist providing a healthy and safe working environment for our employees. The achievement underpins our ongoing commitment to provide world-class contract manufacturing and development solutions to our global clients.”
The Group’s HSE team is currently progressing the programme to extend the scope of both ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 to several of its European sites.