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Certification

Our certification services focus on the recognition and optimisation of management systems for quality, environment, occupational health and safety, and energy.

With certification offices in United Kingdom, North America, Russia, Korea and France, UTAC CERAM supports industry from locations around the world.


Quality

Quality Management System

ISO 9001 certificates

(COFRAC management systems certification accreditation n°4-0006, scopes available on www.cofrac.com)

ISO 9001 is an international recognised quality management system (QMS), helping businesses and organizations to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. ISO 9001 is based on the idea of continual improvement.

Key requirements:

  • Creation of a quality policy
  • Appreciation of your quality issues and their potential impact
  • Formalising control systems and monitoring processes
  • Communication of policy and approach to staff and stakeholders
  • Setting objectives and targets
  • Compliance with relevant legislation

Benefits for your company:

  • Certification provides a clear indication of your commitment to quality
  • Focused sector scheme allowing for a common approach
  • Delivers cost savings
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Increases customer confidence
  • Proof of certification is often a condition of the supply of goods and services

Certificats IATF 16949 (IATF recognition)

IATF 16949 was developed by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), in cooperation with the International Standards Organisation (ISO).  The aim of this standard is to provide harmonised quality systems within the automotive supply chain, resulting in a focused and consistent approach.  The standard is based on the structure of ISO 9001 and the specific requirements of the automotive quality standard.

Key requirements:
  • Improved product and process quality
  • Additional confidence for global sourcing
  • Reassignment of supplier resources to quality improvement
  • Common quality system approach in the supply chain for supplier/sub-contractor development and consistency
  • Reduction in multiple 3rd party registrations
Benefits for your company:
  • Certification is rapidly becoming a condition of supply
  • Focused sector scheme allowing for a common approach
  • Delivers cost savings
  • Increases customer confidence
  • Improved operational efficiency
Environnement

Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 certificates

(COFRAC management systems certification accreditation n°4-0006, scopes available on www.cofrac.com)

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised environmental management system (EMS) standard, providing a model for companies to follow to create and achieve their policy.  Focusing on the issues that really matter, 'ISO 14001' is designed to help companies achieve consistent environmental regulatory compliance whilst embedding the concept of continuous improvements in environmental performance.

Key requirements:

  • Creation of an environmental policy
  • Appreciation of your environmental issues and their potential impact
  • Formalising control systems and monitoring processes
  • Communication of policy and approach to staff and stakeholders
  • Setting objectives and targets
  • Compliance with relevant legislation

Benefits for your company:

  • Shows a clear commitment to addressing environmental issues
  • Delivers cost savings
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Supply of services is increasingly conditional on proof of certification
Energy

Energy Management System

ISO 50001 certificates

(COFRAC management systems certification accreditation n°4-0006, scopes available on www.cofrac.com)

ISO 50001:2011 relates to energy management and is a voluntary, internationally recognised standard, which outlines the requirements for an energy management system (EnMS). The structure of this standard is similar to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, which should support implementation, as well as its integration into existing management systems.

ISO 50001 is relevant to organisations of all shapes and sizes but is of particular interest to those operating in energy intensive environments.

Key requirements:

  • Continual improvement of energy performance
  • Creation of an energy policy
  • Prioritisation of issues affecting energy use and efficiency
  • Supporting the reduction of costs and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by setting objectives and targets for the identification of saving opportunities
  • Formalising control systems and monitoring processes, Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) approach
  • Evaluation of compliance with legal and other requirements
  • Systematic review of the EnMS by top management
  • Assists organisations in making better use of existing energy consuming assets

Benefits for your company:

  • Promotes a focus on energy as a valuable and costly resource
  • Improves and drives energy performance and efficiency – improves the way energy is managed
  • Demonstrates energy management best practises to stakeholders and others
  • Provides a better understanding of energy use
  • More conscious energy design and procurement practices
  • Straightforward integration with other management systems, i.e. ISO 9001 & 14001 as it has common elements across the management system standards
  • Maximises use of energy sources and energy related assets – could reduce energy cost and consumption
  • Reduces GHG emissions and other environmental impacts
  • Supports the growing demand within industry to gain international recognition
HealthSafety

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

OHSAS 18001 certificates

Utilising the same approach as the environmental standard, ISO 14001, the aim of the OHSAS 18001 specification is to provide a framework for providing a safe and healthy working environment.  In addition, the standard provides guidelines on how to integrate health and safety policies into your overall management system.

Key requirements:

  • Creation of a Health and Safety Policy
  • Appreciation of your Health and Safety issues and their potential impacts
  • Formalising control systems and monitoring processes
  • Communication of policy and approach to staff and stakeholders
  • Setting objectives and targets
  • Compliance with relevant legislation

Benefits for your company:

  • Shows a clear commitment providing a safe working environment
  • Delivers cost savings by minimising risks to employees
  • Improved operational efficiency
COP

European Conformity of Production and Initial Assessment

The Conformity of Production (COP) ensures the ability to product a series of products with a constant quality in conformity with the specification defined in the type approval documentation. The COP is of a complete Quality Management System (QMS).

The Initial Assessment (IA) audit is the first stage in the assessment process.  
INMETRO

Mandatory INMETRO audits

INMETRO is Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology. INMETRO regulations govern the import of automotive products by ensuring a minimum standard of quality and safety.

Our auditors perform factory audit inspections to ensure that your facilities meet the INMETRO requirements.
CCC

Mandatory CCC audits

Introduced in 2002, the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is similar to other certifications – such as the European CE certification system – but has its own requirements adapted to the Chinese market. Automotive suppliers and vehicle manufacturers may only sell their products in China, after the CCC certification has been obtained.

A factory audit inspection is performed by our auditors to ensure that your facilities meet the CCC requirements. 
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Accreditations per sector

Certification of quality management systems (according to NF EN ISO 9001:2008) or environmental management systems (according to ISO 14001:2004) can be granted for the activity corresponding to our accreditations. See the list below for our accreditation codes.