Global testing, inspection and certification giant, TÜV SÜD, has awarded two key management system certifications to Samsung Electronics’ manufacturing complex in Noida. While ISO 14001:2004 focuses on significant environmental aspects, BS OHSAS 18001 ensures adherence to specific occupational health and safety management standards.
TÜV SÜD has awarded the certificates following exhaustive assessment of relevant systems at the manufacturing complex. Aimed at enhancement of overall operational efficiency and mitigation of potential risks, management system certifications lead to better performance, less waste and lower costs that tie into greater profitability.
Mr. Vishal Nerurkar, AVP – Management Systems, TÜV SÜD South Asia said, “With the government’s thrust on manufacturing, it is only a matter of time before environmental, health and safety management become an integral part of mandatory compliance norms. We are honoured to have awarded the system certifications to Samsung Electronics and congratulate them for implementing the prescribed norms diligently. There is an urgent need for manufacturing companies of India Inc. to come together and make such aspects a fundamental part of operations.”
ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organisation that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system. It is related to those environmental aspects that the organisation identifies as those which it can control and positively influence.
BS OHSAS 18001 is the Occupational Health and Safety Management System developed to assist in the reduction and prevention of accidents and accident-related loss of lives, equipment and time. Certification to BS OHSAS 18001 demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to a safer working environment and protection of employees against injury at work.
TÜV SÜD is an internationally accredited certification body for various management systems. TÜV SÜD South Asia (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) has a wide team of experts who have the know-how to audit and certify a wide range of internationally recognised management systems related to quality, environment, energy, safety, risk, health, education, business continuity and social responsibility. The company’s management systems certification offerings are spread across a wide range of sectors and industries such as automotive, rail, aerospace, mechanical engineering, information technology, banking and finance and healthcare.