Sika’s Gauteng plant has been awarded ISO 9001 certification.
Sika’s Gauteng operation has been awarded the ISO 9001 certification.
“All Sika factories are required to be ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified as a minimum,” says Paul Adams, managing director of Sika SA. “Being certified and complying with the requirements of the standards enabled us to operate at and hold ourselves accountable to a higher quality operational and performance level. It gives us and our customers the additional confidence that we are working towards international levels and standards.”
The Sika head office in KwaZulu-Natal acquired its ISO 9001 standard in 1995, and subsequently adopted the ISO 14001 in 2006 and OHSAS 18001 standards in 2011.
Having an existing system at the Sika head office helped the process of extending the certification to the Gauteng branch, as the structure and framework was in place.
“It is important that the Gauteng branch should be audited regularly (the certification body does surveillance audits annually and our certificates are valid for a three-year period) to ensure compliance with the requirements of the standard, as well as to identify gaps in the system and areas for continual improvement,” Adams adds.
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ISO 9001 is a quality management system which provides the infrastructure, procedures, processes and resources needed to help organisations both monitor and improve their performance to drive efficiencies, client service and product excellence.
Caption: Sika’s Gauteng branch has been ISO 9001 certified.