Our colleagues in Setúbal, Portugal have recently received an official recognition for their excellent work in occupational safety. Bureau Veritas has awarded them the ISO 45001:2018 certification, which highlights their process to protect workers and visitors from accidents and occupational diseases.
ISO 45001 is an internationally recognized standard that sets out the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system.
The main purpose of this certification is to help organizations manage OHS risks and performance, implement effective policies and objectives, and reduce workplace incidents. The certification follows the same high-level structure as other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). By implementing an occupational health and safety management system, organizations can benefit from reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, resulting in higher productivity. Additionally, they can reduce the cost of insurance premiums, create a health and safety culture in which the workforce takes a proactive role, increase leadership commitment to improve OHS performance, respond to legal and regulatory requirements, enhance reputation, and improve team engagement.
The recognition of CEVA in Setúbal for their excellent work in occupational safety is a clear indication of our commitment to protecting the safety and physical and mental well-being of our workforce. This recognition is a great achievement, and it highlights the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for employees and visitors.
Furthermore, this certification demonstrates our commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment which leads to numerous benefits, including increased productivity and reduced costs.
Congratulations to the team in Setúbal for this well-deserved recognition, and for setting an excellent example of best practice in occupational safety.