Quality and environmental management at Althen
Althen Sensors & Controls is a ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organization.
Althen Sensors & Controls is ISO 9001 certified for Quality Management and has a ISO 14001 certificate for Environmental Management. We comply with laws and regulations and quality management requirements. Continuous improvement and meeting customers' expectations are embedded in our goals. We have made environmental management part of our sustainable and corporate social responsibility.
ISO 9001 :2015 Quality Management Certification
ISO stands for International Standardisation Organisation. It is a worldwide federation of national standardisation institutes. The Dutch ISO member is the NNI (Netherlands Standardisation Institute). The standard is part of the ISO 9000 family and is intended to support organisations in implementing and handling effective quality management systems. ISO 9001 is about requirements for a quality management system aimed at meeting customer requirements and increasing customer satisfaction.
The 9001 certificate is a confirmation that Althen has documented and implemented quality management system that is frequently reviewed by management and the board of directors. The organisation takes corrective actions and measures that lead to improvements in the business process and increase customer satisfaction. Supplier assessment naturally also plays a very important role in the system.
ISO 14001 :2015 Environmental Management Certification
This is the basis for our environmental management system. For us, it confirms our desire to do business in a sustainable and socially responsible way. ISO 14001 aligns with topics as important to us as CSR and circular economy. It responds to the importance for Althen to base our environmental policy on a good understanding of both internal and external developments, as well as stakeholders' requirements and expectations. Our board and management are actively committed to continiously improve Althen's 'green' position as an entity, in the supply chain, and in our world. Our environmental policy is deeply embedded in our overall business strategy.
The latest audit report showed that Althen understands the environmental context. Althen's mission and vision are clearly set out. Within the context environmental issues have been taken into account. Also, the core values show a clear picture of environmental aspects.
Focused on continuous improvements
Althen's management periodically reviews our quality and environmental management system. This ensures that it is continuously suitable, appropriate and effective. In addition, opportunities for improvement play a very important role in our systems. The management review is a means of regularly looking for connections between different types of data and then taking improvement measures on that basis. The input for the management review includes:
- results of (internal) audits;
- customer feedback;
- process performance and product compliance;
- environmental performance;
- status of preventive and corrective actions;
- follow-up actions from previous management reviews;
- changes that may affect the quality and environmental management system;
- recommendation for improvement
The output of our management's periodic review consists of decisions and actions related to improvements in the effectiveness of the quality and environmental management system, product improvements with respect to customer requirements and resource needs.
If you would like to know more about Althen or the organisation of our Quality and Environmental Management System, we would be very happy to hear from you.