Schüco operates an active quality, environmental, energy and health & safety management system along the entire value added chain. We ensure the highest of standards in all areas and processes. As part of its management system, Schüco follows the requirements of the international standards for quality (DIN EN ISO 9001) and environmental protection (DIN EN ISO 14001).
Quality management system DIN ISO 9001
The standard ISO 9001 sets out the requirements that the Quality Management department of a company must fulfil. Responsibilities and work procedures are presented transparently, the framework for which is provided by ISO 9001. Since its revision in October 2015, the standard has been aligned to the High Level Structure. This is derived from the basic structure for management system standards which is defined in the ISO directives.
A certified quality management system requires a company to fulfil legal requirements, to specify rules and processes and to pursue aims within the company.
One aim is that, in addition to optimizing the internal business processes in terms of quality and service, the Schüco processes should also support the customers and suppliers when working together with Schüco.
In the international market, the ISO 9001 DQS certificate is recognized proof of having a functioning quality management system.
The DQS certificate is proof that Schüco takes into account and implements all the relevant requirements placed on a quality management system by the ISO 9001 standard.
DIN ISO 14001 environmental management system
In December 2013, the environmental management system of Schüco International KG at the site in Bielefeld was certified for the first time by the German Society for the Certification of Management Systems (DQS) in accordance with the international environmental management standard ISO 14001. Since then, annual monitoring has been carried out.
In the international market, the DQS ISO 14001 certificate is recognized proof of having a functioning environmental management system. The BREEAM building certification system, for example, requires proof of a certified environmental management system for the construction products used. The DQS certificate is proof that Schüco takes into account and implements all the relevant environmental requirements during the development of its products.
The environmental aims of Schüco envisage a reduction in emissions and the consumption of resources to protect its customers, employees and the environment. To be specific, at the site in Bielefeld, this relates to air and noise emissions, discharges into bodies of water, stress placed on the ground, the generation of waste and the use of raw materials.