Approvals & Certificates
ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
All requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided.
Where any requirement(s) of ISO 9001:2008 cannot be applied due to the nature of an organization and its product, this can be considered for exclusion.
Where exclusions are made, claims of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 are not acceptable unless these exclusions are limited to requirements within Clause 7, and such exclusions do not affect the organization’s ability, or responsibility, to provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
The ISO 14001 standards are practical tools for the manager who is not satisfied with mere compliance with legislation – which may be perceived as a cost of doing business. They are for the proactive manager with the vision to understand that implementing a strategic approach can bring return on investment in environment-related measures.
The systematic ISO14001:2015 approach requires the organization to take a hard look at all areas where its activities have an environmental impact. And it can lead to benefits like the following:
• reduced cost of waste management
• savings in consumption of energy and materials
• lower distribution costs
• improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public
• framework for continual improvement of environmental performance
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations aim to reduce the environmental impacts of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) when it reaches the end of its life.
All Electronic and Electrical Equipment and batteries provided by Advanced Engineering Ltd, and declared as “waste” by it’s current owner, will be recycled free of charge upon receipt at our Basingstoke factory; applicable batteries will be collected free of charge within the UK.
EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
The EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, reuse and recycling of WEEE. The UK WEEE Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) placed on the market in the UK covered by the scope of these Regulations.
Under the UK WEEE Regulations “Producers” are required to mark all relevant EEE with a “crossed out wheelie bin” symbol to remind consumers not to discard WEEE in the domestic waste stream. Advanced Engineering Ltd encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any WEEE in your domestic waste bin(s) or container(s)
EU Batteries and Accumulators Directive
The EU Waste Batteries and Accumulators Directive requires all Member EU countries to maximise the separate collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators. The UK Battery Regulations (derived from this Directive) applies to 3 types of batteries and accumulators placed on the market in the UK: Portable, Industrial and Automotive.
Under Regulation 5 of the Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008, “Producers” are required to mark all relevant batteries and battery packs placed on the market in the UK with the “crossed out wheeled bin symbol” to remind consumers not to discard batteries and accumulators in the domestic waste stream. Advanced Engineering Ltd encourages all of its customers to make note of this symbol and avoid putting any batteries in your domestic waste bin(s) or containers.
Barclaycard Data Security Manager
ADVANCED ENGINEERING has successfully validated their compliance with the requirements of the PCI DSS Version 3.0 on 02/02/2015 .
This compliance status is based on the information provided by ADVANCED ENGINEERING regarding compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) Version 3.0.
Living Wage Foundation
Advanced Engineering is recognised by the Living Wage Foundation, as paying at or above an independently set living wage, for all the employees that work at the company. This is significantly higher than the national minimum wage and reflects the true cost of living.
Investors in People (IIP)
Investors in People (IIP) is the UK national standard which sets out a level of good practice for the development of people to achieve business goals. It provides a national framework for improving business performance and competitiveness, through a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives and developing people to meet these objectives.
Achilles BuildingConfidence is an online registration and accreditation standard used by 17 buyer organisations and over 1,500 suppliers in the UK construction sector. Launched in 2007 in collaboration with Lend Lease, Achilles BuildingConfidence is designed to meet the increasingly demanding legislative and risk management needs of construction clients. Achilles BuildingConfidence community is managed by an industry Steering Group comprising of members from across the sector to drive industry best practice.