ACC Successfully Renews ISO 9001:2008 and 18001:2007 Certifications
Advanced Chemical Company has successfully recertified both the ISO 9001:2008 and 18001:2007 Management Systems, after three days of extensive auditing performed by MS Certification Services, a Houston, Texas based registrar.
Chief Financial Officer, Michael Floskis, said “possessing these certifications demonstrates to our customers and employees that we as an organization are committed to instituting and maintaining industry leading quality assurance practices, as well as, providing a workplace free of recognized health and safety hazards”.
The International Standards Organization (ISO) governs the criteria for a Quality Management System (9001:2008) and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (18001:2007). A key component to these management systems is to have scheduled surveillance audits completed by an outside entity, to ensure that all clauses and criteria associated with the standards are being met and promoted, throughout the organization.
Regulatory and Management Systems Representative, Shaun Galligan added “the greatest part about being an ISO registered company is that the standards require involvement from all associates at any level within the organization. Our Senior Staff really embraces these management systems; their energy and enthusiasm to participate and comply with the established requirements, helps to convey to our associates on the refining and manufacturing floors how important these systems are to our company’s culture.”
The Occupational Health and Safety Management System (18001:2007) has assisted management in placing a higher emphasis on safety and regulatory compliance within the workplace. Routine audits of training records, Job Hazard Analysis, and safety procedures, has led Advanced Chemical Company to having a Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) at or below, the industry standard, and an unblemished regulatory record.
Founded in 1972, Advanced Chemical Company is a privately held precious metal refiner headquartered in Warwick, RI. Advanced Chemical’s industry leading capabilities in thermal reduction and chemical refining are recognized world-wide. The state of the art environmentally compliant facility handles hazardous and non-hazardous precious metal bearing materials from a wide range of industries.
Advanced Chemical is ISO 9001; 2008, 14001;2004, 18001;2007, ITAR registered and CFSI certified.