ISO 9001:2015 Certification – Transition Audit Success

Industrial Abrasives Ltd is committed to to a strict set of procedures and systems laid out within our ISO9001 Quality Management System that meet the required standard and are audited annually by UKAS certified auditors URS.  In 2018 the 2008 version of the system expired and was replaced with the new 2015 version of the standard meaning a complete review and update to the QMS was required.

We are pleased to announce that following a successful audit, we are now certified to the new ISO9001:2015 standard meeting all of the requirements with no non-conformances found during our transition audit.

This QMS is a valued part of our business process and something our staff are committed to for the benefit of not only our customers but also suppliers and service providers.

Single use plastic reduction – Internal Review

In 2018 we carried out a review of single use plastics being used within our business, particularly in our packing and shipping department. With ongoing concern for the environment and with increased awareness of the unbelievable levels of plastic found in our oceans, we felt it was time to do something.

Following an internal review in November 2018 we introduced new types of packaging and packing fillers to replace bubblewrap and other plastic materials as far as possible as a first step within this process.

At the end of March following a review of this change so far, we estimate that we have reduced our use of single use plastics by 50% as a first step. New waste disposal procedures have also been introduced which have increased the amount of our waste that is now recycled.

In 2019 we plan to review this process even further and replace plastic for other alternative materials as far as is possible.

We would encourage all of our customers and suppliers or anyone reading this to take steps to support this global effort to clean-up and protect our environment for future generations.