After more than 2 years of commitment and mobilization of the entire SCCM ALP team, our company has been ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certified since February 2, 2023. This recognition gives wings and positions our Savoyard SME internationally: our quality, health and safety management system is recognised as being in line with this world reference.
From investment to commitment.
If ISO 9001 focuses on the quality of services and products, ISO 45001 focuses on the working conditions of people. Obtaining these certifications rewards our know-how and our high standards for over 90 years.
“As we work for major clients, we had to align our quality and safety management systems,” explains Guillaume Pasquier, CEO of SCCM ALP. “The ISO 9001 standard has given us access to prospects that require it, particularly internationally, a common vocabulary and above all a common culture. It is a guarantee of confidence and reliability and it reassures people who do not yet know us, while strengthening the link with existing customers.
For the ISO 45001 standard, SCCM ALP has long been committed to protecting its employees, partners and customers. Indeed, boiler making and fume treatment solutions for industry are professions where risks are often constant: in the workshop during manufacture, on site during installation and as a result for the environment. The certification process has enabled us to highlight a common framework with our customers in terms of administrative forms, wearing of PPE, securing of work areas and waste management.
Entering into an ISO process is often frightening, as these certifications have the reputation of weighing down a company’s reactivity with red tape. This is why many SME managers are reluctant to take the plunge.
“Our business already required us to be “traceable and repeatable”. We realised that the certification process had enabled us to harmonise our methods, first of all internally. As a result, we now save time, particularly in the filing and archiving of documents – a very simple thing, but one that has a major impact on the day-to-day transmission of information,” explains Anthony Ratin, SCCM ALP’s Business Manager.
“I have no regrets about this financial and human investment,” concludes Guillaume Pasquier. “Obtaining these certifications commits us to a concrete progress approach that has only just begun and that will solidify our structure in the short, medium and long term.”
ISO 9001 and ISO 45001: two complementary standards
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised quality standard that establishes the requirements of a quality management system. It was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is used by organizations of all sizes and activities to improve their effectiveness and efficiency.
The purpose of ISO 9001 is to ensure that organisations have an effective quality management system that enables them to meet the needs of their customers, while complying with legal and regulatory requirements. Among other things, it requires organisations to set quality objectives, evaluate their performance regularly and continually improve their quality management system.
ISO 45001 is designed to help organisations improve their occupational health and safety performance. It helps to provide a safe and healthy workplace for workers and visitors. This is achieved by being able to control all the factors that can lead to illness, injury and even death, by mitigating the adverse effects on a person’s physical, mental and cognitive state. Similarly, being ISO 45001 certified ensures that the company is continuously improving its occupational health and safety management system.