ISO QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The COWA HELLAS S.A. is certified in the following management systems:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

 

ISO 9001:2015

The ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality which defines the requirements, according to which an organization must operate so that the final product and / or service is to the satisfaction of both customers and other interested parties.

These requirements cover the full range of activities of an organization. The development and implementation of a new Quality System according to ISO 9001 is proof of:

  • The organization’s ability to consistently provide products or services that meet customer’s requirements and the applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • The organization’s efforts to increase customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for its continuous improvement and to ensure compliance with customer requirements.

 

OHSAS 18001:2007

The OHSAS 18001 standards for Health & Safety are one of the most internationally recognized standards for Management Systems for Safety and Health at Work.

The standards OHSAS 18001:2007 / ELOT 1801:2008 concern the development of a Management Systems for Safety and Health at Work and apply to all types of companies, businesses and organizations regardless of size and activity, in order to manage the health risks and safety of workers and to reduce risk.

Undeniably, it benefits all companies to manage their health and safety issues with the immediate objective of reducing risk at work, the time of absence from work due to accidents and the economic cost for the business.

Benefits of the system application according to OHSAS 18001

  • Systematic approach to risk assessment and risk management for health and safety at work
  • Reduction of the number, extent and severity of workplace accidents and occupational diseases
  • Reduction of lost time from accidents at work and at the same time increasing business productivity
  • Better working conditions and improved staff morale
  • Tangible proof of a responsible policy on health and safety at work
  • Minimize or eliminate the probability of law violations
  • Achieve better insurance conditions of staff (reduced insurance premiums)
  • Demonstrate care and improving the company’s image to all stakeholders and the general public

 

ISO 14001:2015

With the implementation of the ISO 14000 series of standards a global focus on the environment has been created and this way a motivation for a cleaner, safer, healthier world for all of us. Specifically, the ISO 14001:2015 is a set of international standards for environmental management helping businesses to become interested in protecting the environment, to avoid environmental pollution and improve their environmental performance. Also, the ISO 14001:2015 calls for an Environmental Policy to be in action within a business, around which are drawn the policies of the company concerning the personnel and the community.

The ISO 14001:2015 aims to:

  • Continuously improve the environmental performance of the organization.
  • Minimize consumption of natural resources (materials, energy, water etc.).
  • Continuously improve environmental and economic performance of the enterprise since the Environmental Management System allows various operations to be more competitive, innovative and environmentally compatible.
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