Solus achieve certification to world class business standards
Solus Light Bulbs and Irish Soft Drinks Ltd was one of 21 organisations from the private, public and SME sectors who gathered at NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) offices in Dublin today (18/12/18) for a special ceremony marking their achievement in becoming certified to world class business standards.
All of the businesses and bodies that achieved certification were independently audited by NSAI inspectors in order to ensure they complied with the global standards.
Speaking at the ceremony Managing Director of Solus Lightbulbs, Mark Corrigan said “Solus are proud to have achieved the NSAI ISO9001:2015 standard
. This standard encompasses a quality audit on every aspect of our business and ensures that SOLUS meets the highest standard in the industry. Quality is at the centre of everything we do. We are proud to send out a positive message to our customers and end users that quality is a top priority of our business”
They join an elite group of over 3,000 organisations who are currently NSAI-certified in a variety of areas such as Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and Energy Management.
Speaking at the ceremony, NSAI Chief Executive Geraldine Larkin said achieving certification to world class business standards will give these organisations an advantage over their competitors – both at home and abroad.
“Many of you gathered here today are being certified to two, three or in some cases, to four standards and I am delighted to see this type of commitment. You can see the real difference standards have made to your business and you have reaped rewards from these benefits. Not only have you gained competitive advantage – improving efficiency, reducing costs and minimising waste – your industries will continue to benefit because of your investment
,” said Ms Larkin.
“At a time of increased globalization, Brexit negotiations and more and more international trade deals, it is essential for Irish industry to be as competitive as it can be. It is encouraging to see so many companies here today that are committed to working towards best practice. You are demonstrating that Ireland is one of the best places in the world to do business and that Irish and Irish based companies can compete at the highest level,”
Solus is an Irish owned company that has been established for over eighty years, now supports 63 jobs in Ireland and sell one light bulb every 6 seconds. Each light bulb is individually tested before packing to ensure the highest quality standards. Solus were also proud recipients of the overall Supreme Award for Innovation and Best Home Product for their LED range at the HAI awards, finalists for 2 years in a row at the Checkout FMCG Awards and at the Sustainable Ireland Awards and a proud sponsor of the National Q Mark Awards for quality and excellence this year.
NSAI Press Officer, Deirdre Farrelly on 086 869 0774 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Solus Press Officer: Helen O Dwyer | PR1 | email@example.com
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NOTES TO THE EDITOR:
Full list of companies certified at today’s NSAI certification ceremony;
Daa plc, Dublin
F.B. Dermatology Ltd t/a Kleresca
Hurson Engineering, Co. Clare
Kildare Shotblasting & Priming Ltd
Mitchell McDermott Construction Consultants
Neriki Europe Ltd
Real Regulatory Limited
Solus: Irish Soft Drinks
Suir Clean Ltd, Co. Waterford
Tipperary County Council
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Trim Engineering Ltd
UTS HR Group
The standards awarded to companies today include:
I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015: Quality Management System
I.S. ISO 45001:2018: Occupational Health and Safety Management System
I.S. EN ISO 14001:2015: Environmental Management System
ISO 27001:2017: Information Security Management System
NSAI is Ireland’s official standards and measurement body. Its aim is to inspire consumer confidence and create the infrastructure for products and services to be recognized and relied on, all over the world.
NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is Ireland’s official standards body. It is responsible for standardization, conformity assessment and measurement. Where a standard already exists, NSAI works with organisations and businesses to help them apply it. Where a standard may be needed, NSAI will work with relevant parties at national or international level to create and develop the appropriate standard. NSAI improves the performance of organisations and protects consumers through the setting of standards and issuing of certification in the quality and safety of goods and services.