Estonia and Poland have become the latest countries to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems for the first time. This not only confirms that they continue to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks, but also ensures that certified forest owners and companies in these countries continue to benefit from the global acceptance of PEFC. "The re-endorsement of these national forest certification systems shows both the commitment of our members to PEFC and underlines PEFC's leadership in the continuous improvement of forest certification," said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “We appreciate their continued commitment, as well as the contributions of all the stakeholders who have participated in the standards revision and assessment processes.”
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has successfully completed recertification to the new management system standards ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. This means that all production and development locations worldwide together with their marketing, product management, development, procurement, production and service functions as well as their support processes along the entire value chain have been successfully recertified.
The audit was carried out by the well-known certification company DQS GmbH (German Organization for the Certification of Management Systems), which for its part is authorized by the national accreditation body DAkkS GmbH (German Accreditation Body) in Berlin.
Certification to the international ISO standards has been part and parcel of Heidelberg’s quality and environmental policy for over 20 years. Heidelberg’s goal is to continuously improve all processes related to quality and the environment. This commitment is insisted upon and appropriately supported by the management.
“With the ISO recertification for our quality and environmental management systems, we are emphasizing our high standards in these areas. We see the implementation of the quality and environmental management systems as forward-looking guarantees for the continuous improvement of products and services for our customers and of harmony with the environment,” says Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberg.
To ensure that Heidelberg remains the benchmark for ambitious performance, the preferred partner for their customers and a model, sustainable company in the future also, our own standards exceed the requirements of the ISO standards.
The guiding principles on the way to an excellence model can be summed up in three words: For quality these are “prevent, correct and improve” says Lothar Stein, quality management officer at Heidelberg. For the environment they are “avoid, reduce and compensate” says Tobias Schweinfurth, environmental management officer at Heidelberg.
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