Mapei is thrilled to announce that its UK Halesowen manufacturing facility has received OHSAS 18001 certification. The international Occupational Health and Safety Management System specification, which assists in recognising, controlling and minimising health and safety risks in the workplace, is designed to be compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which the Halesowen plant achieved in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Mapei UK follows in the footsteps of many Mapei production facilities across the world in gaining OHSAS 18001 certification. This achievement demonstrates Mapei’s commitment to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all their employees in the UK and is key to Mapei’s international philosophy in its quest for excellence. Mapei’s worldwide objective is to reach a position of leadership across all of its 15 product markets, and its management systems recognise its ethic and social responsibilities.
Mark Louch, Managing Director, commented “I am delighted that we are now certified to OHSAS 18001:2007, it is a very significant achievement and highlights the hard work and dedication displayed by all our staff at Mapei in the UK with the continuous support of the Mapei Group. As a business we continually seek opportunities to improve our practices in all areas of the company, and look forward to continuing this development in the future.
The Mapei Group invests 5% of annual turnover into research and development of which 70% is dedicated to the progression of sustainable products.