BUTTING’s IMS comprises the areas of quality, environmental protection, occupational health and safety as well as energy, each with a responsible manager. We have been implementing the requirements of the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 und OHSAS 18001 rules since 2006. These rules apply without exception to all areas of our company at the Knesebeck site. The energy management system (EMS) is integrated in our IMS in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001. Its certification is still pending.
The “Handbook on the integrated management system [German: Handbuch zum Integrierten Managementsystem – HIMS] describes the individual procedures. All systems consider the continuous and sustainable optimization of processes their primary goal. Increasing customer satisfaction and improving our environmental and energy footprint are further criteria against which we are measured. Occupational health and safety takes on an important role. Here we are striving to maintain working conditions and improve them in line with internationally recognized standards.
The Phase I Audit for ISO 50001 certification is scheduled to take place before the end of this year. The next major audit is planned for the beginning of 2015, including the certification of our energy management in accordance with ISO 50001 and the re-certification of the remaining three processes.
BUTTING – Progress by Tradition