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Grapefruit Graphics Ltd achieves ISO 9001:2015, ISO:14001:2015, ISO 20121:2012 and OHSAS 18001:2007

by Gemma Scarth, Grapefruit 1 Jun 2018 15:30 BST
Grapefruit Graphics Ltd achieves ISO 9001:2015, ISO:14001:2015, ISO 20121:2012 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification © Grapefruit

Grapefruit Graphics Ltd based in Hampshire and provides branding and marine coating solutions around the world, has achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015, ISO:14001:2015, ISO 20121:2012 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.

This independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading Certification Body, and demonstrates Grapefruit's commitment to customer service and quality in delivery, environmental impact, sustainable events and operating in a safety environment.

Grapefruit has now earned the right to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau quality shield and ISO 9001:2015, ISO:14001:2015, ISO 20121:2012 and OHSAS 18001:2007 logos to demonstrate its conformance to the standards.

ISO 9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do, and that they have a Quality Management System in place to ensure consistency and improvement; leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed to ensure progress is being maintained.

ISO 14001 was first introduced in 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan in place to manage their impact on the environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.

ISO 20121 is a management system standard that has been designed to help organisations in the events industry improve the sustainability of their event related activities, products and services. It is based on the earlier British Standard called 'BS 8901 Specification for a Sustainability Management System for Events' which was first developed in 2007. Due to the high level of interest in BS 8901, it was decided to create an international version of the standard to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.

OHSAS 18001 was first introduced in 1999 and requires organisations to assess their risks and implement an effective Occupational Health and Safety Management System to promote a safe and healthy working environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.

Grapefruit has shown they have good products and service reliability and process controls, which means lower costs for its customers.

Grapefruit's CEO, Andy Yeomans said "We're particularly pleased to have achieved certification for all four standard as it underlines our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality. Not many customers get to see what happens in the background of a company and this recognition demonstrates we can provide a quality solution from quotation to delivery."

The benefits of certification to ISO 9001 include:

  • Streamlining an organisation's procedures;
  • Bringing consistency to an organisation's service delivery;
  • Reducing cost and rework;
  • Improving an organisation's management practices;
  • Enhanced status;
  • Competitive advantage;
  • Lower insurance premiums.
The benefits of certification to ISO 14001 include:
  • Demonstrating environmental credentials;
  • Ability to tender for, and win more new business;
  • Impress existing clients and meet their requirements;
  • Achieve operational excellence;
  • Reduce costs, overheads and wastage;
  • Focus on proactive management and engage employees;
  • Ensure legislative awareness and compliance.
The benefits of certification to ISO 20121 include:
  • Boost employee motivation, attract best talent and improve retention;
  • Enhance reputation and strengthen relationships with key clients, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders who hold similar values;
  • Achieve costs savings with respect to material consumption, waste and energy;
  • Reduce carbon emissions over the entire event supply chain;
  • Strengthen the position of the organisation within the community;
The benefits of certification to OHSAS 18001 include:
  • Caring and compliant organisation and employer;
  • Demonstrate health and safety credentials;
  • Impress existing clients and win more new business;
  • Customer reassurance;
  • Improve corporate image among stakeholders;
  • Cost savings from public liability premiums;
  • Minimise risks of production delays.
Grapefruit was established in 2003 and has built a reputation for high quality workmanship and excellent service. Grapefruit's large team enables it to call upon vast amounts of experience and the superior skills needed to cater for client's needs and provide an all-round service to many loyal and new customers.

If you wish to find out more information regarding our standards or wish to see our certification, please get in touch with our Compliance Manager, .

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