ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 at ATI Decorative Laminates
ATI’s Quality Policy states that we are “committed to meeting customer expectations with on-time delivery, accurate order processing, and continuous improvements to our organization.”
Our Environmental Policy states that we are “committed to maintaining a healthy work environment for our employees and to protecting our community in which we operate. Through continuous improvement, we pledge to: Conduct our operations in compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations as well as other requirements; review our established targets and objectives; and prevent pollution and minimize waste.”
As an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certified company, ATI is committed to continuous improvement through quality and environmental management practices. We take this distinction seriously and have implemented such practices as our life-cycle approach on manufacturing and product design.
To ensure we produce quality products and meet all the standards ISO requires, we have implemented processes which are evaluated yearly with our own internal auditing. We are also regularly audited by each organizations certifying agency. This helps to prove that we produce quality, reliable products that customers can depend on.
In addition, our business processes have improved in all phases over the years. We are located in Greensboro, North Carolina in our 70,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. ATI forecasts that about half of our energy consumption will be offset through our own renewable solar energy, contributing to our ISO 14001 certification.
So, what are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certifications?
ISO 9001:2008 is meant to help organizations implement quality management. The term “quality” refers to all the features of a product and service that are required by a customer. Quality management refers to what an organization does to ensure that its products and services satisfy customers’ requirements and comply to any regulations associated with the products and service. Quality management also means what a company does to enhance customer satisfaction and how it can continually improve its performance.
ISO 9001:2008 outlines what a company or organization must do to better manage its processes that affect its products and services. These standards refer to how a company goes about its work. They are not standards for products or services—rather the standards ensure that a company does what they say and can prove what they do.
ISO 14001 is meant to help with a company’s environmental management. It evaluates what an organization does to minimize its harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, how it conforms to applicable regulatory requirements, and how it achieves continual improvement of its environmental performance. It also gives the requirements for what an organization must do to manage the processes in affecting the impact of its activities on the environment. Like ISO 9001, 14001 looks at how a company satisfies this through it processes.
ATI takes our commitments to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 seriously and we do everything possible to follow the processes which ensure we produce quality products and service for our customers.