Incide Engineering has always paid great attention to environmental sustainability and the health and safety of all the professionals involved in design, from employees to external staff.
With a view to continuous commitment and improvement on these fronts, in 2023 the international company succeeded in obtaining UNI EN ISO 14001:2015 and UNI ISO 45001:2018 certifications, aimed respectively at the Environmental Management System and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
In addition, Incide is already UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 certified, a worldwide standard that has recognised the reliability of its Quality Management System, capable of transforming the company’s organisational objectives into resources for customer satisfaction, reducing bureaucracy and introducing risk analysis.
Read the article to discover the details of the most recent certifications and learn the advantages of relying on a certified organisation.
What’s ISO 14001 certification?
ISO 14001 is recognised internationally as the reference standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and is applicable to organisations of all sizes and sectors.
This standard provides a management framework for the integration of environmental management practices, pursuing environmental protection, pollution prevention, and the reduction of energy and resource consumption.
ISO 14001 does not prescribe any specific environmental performance criteria per se, but applies to those environmental aspects that the organisation identifies as those it can control and have an influence on. In the case of Incide Engineering, this involves assessing and monitoring, as far as possible, atmospheric emissions of boiler combustion gases, monitoring energy wastage within the premises by raising staff awareness, introducing separate collection of waste products: relevant actions that make a difference in a global context.
Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification
Incide Engineering’s ISO 14001 certification demonstrates its commitment to continuous improvement of its environmental performance and, more generally, its focus on environmental sustainability policies.
An organisation can gain several benefits from the certification of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, from reducing the consumption of natural resources and energy to preventing pollution, from increasing credibility and improving its image to the outside world to making it easier to export by meeting the requirements of international customers.
In addition, having an ISO 14001 certification is often enhanced when bidding for tenders or contracting with sustainability-sensitive customers.
Finally, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmental and ecological issues: ISO 14001 certification helps our brand stand out as an environmentally responsible supplier.
What’s ISO 45001 certification?
ISO 45001:2018 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System, which aims to improve safety and preserve the health of both employees and external personnel.
Introduced in March 2018, ISO 45001 is a significant step forward in the overall effort to improve occupational health and safety (OHS) worldwide. Published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the standard enables organisations to proactively improve injury prevention and reduce health problems, while protecting worker longevity.
Benefits of ISO 45001 Certification
To stand out in today’s competitive global marketplace, Incide Engineering must proactively manage all types of risks to the business, and the issue of occupational health and safety is no exception.
In particular, ISO 45001 will provide a new impetus for occupational health and safety practices within our organisation, helping to improve the safety of employees and contractors. This translates into an assurance of the company’s focus on these issues, becoming a clear sign of the company’s quality, as well as a sustainable improvement in employee motivation.
Why rely on a certified engineering company
Relying on an ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certified company offers several opportunities.
In fact, it allows an increase in productivity and the reduction of accidents at work and related direct and indirect costs: INAIL has noted a reduction in the frequency and severity index of accidents in certified companies.
In addition to this, there is a greater control of risk factors through the definition of objectives, goals and responsibilities, and the score of the technical offer in public tenders and competitions is considered higher. In addition, there is a reduction of controls and facilitation in obtaining administrative authorisations.
Being supported by a company with twenty years of experience and certified as Incide Engineering means choosing a reliable company with a renewed image towards the outside world, with a positive reception by the national and international market, not to mention greater access to public tenders, optimisation of relations with national and local institutions and satisfaction of investors’ and stakeholders’ needs.
Lastly, it means choosing a company that is attentive to reducing the consumption of natural resources and energy and to compliance with current environmental legislation, demonstrating a reasonable sense of responsibility.
Giampaolo Vallerini, Quality & Safety Manager at Incide Engineering, explains:
“For Incide Engineering, company certifications are today considered one of the safest and most reliable tools for testing the quality, organisational and production aspects of the company, whether as a supplier, end customer or worker”.