Press release

 

08.06.2017

Certified quality and environmental management system

In April 2017, halstrup-walcher GmbH and Walcher Meßtechnik GmbH were awarded new certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2015. The companies in the Halstrup-Walcher Group were already compliant with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and participated in the ECOfit project in 2015. The new certificate confirms the effectiveness of the company’s exemplary environmental system and modifies its quality management system to meet new requirements.

Exemplary environmental management in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

The ISO 14001:2015 certificate for environmental management systems aims to improve environmental protection and reduce pollution. It confirms that a company is taking a responsible approach to environmental standards in every aspect of its processes and corporate decision-making.

Halstrup-Walcher had already participated in the ECOfit programme in 2015. That project was the first step towards improving the company’s environmental protection standards to a level that exceeds statutory requirements. It laid the organisational foundations for introducing a focused environmental management system. No major changes to this were necessary.
For Jürgen Walcher, CEO of the family-run company, improving the environmental performance of his business is not just a question of logic – it is a matter close to his heart. “It is important that we act to preserve the environment – not only as individuals but also as companies. That is why we are constantly striving to improve sustainability and reduce pollution. Our success in the certification process reflects the high level of environmental awareness that exists at halstrup-walcher. Over the past year, all our employees have been involved in defining standards to which we all subscribe. It also sets out our responsibilities towards the environment. We take care to use resources efficiently and effectively in all our processes.”

Delighted to receive the DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 certificates: Fritz Blas, Head of Materials Management and Environmental Officer, Thomas Hoch, Head of Quality Management, and Jürgen Walcher, CEO. zoom
Delighted to receive the DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 certificates: Fritz Blas, Head of Materials Management and Environmental Officer, Thomas Hoch, Head of Quality Management, and Jürgen Walcher, CEO.
 
 

State-of-the-art quality management

As well as standardised processes in the areas of production and administration, the audit increasingly focuses on higher level activities which contribute to the success of the company as a whole. It views the company from the perspectives of its customers, its employees or the overall business environment. A comprehensive document summarises all the criteria which describe the quality standards used throughout the company. All employees are involved in quality management. This keeps the process fresh and ensures it is continuously improved. The well-established methods of shop floor management and a culture which encourages employees to admit honest mistakes are extremely helpful.

Both certificates – for a quality management system which meets modern standards and a responsible environmental management policy – contribute in their own way to improving sustainable business management at halstrup-walcher.

 

 
 
 
 

© 2017 halstrup-walcher GmbH | Stegener Str. 10 | D-79199 Kirchzarten | Telefon +49 (0) 7661/3963-0 | info@halstrup-walcher.de | General terms and conditions | Imprint | Data protection