Imerys Graphite & Carbon obtains ISO health & safety certification

May 5, 2021

Imerys Graphite & Carbon, headquartered in Bironico, Switzerland, reports that it obtained ISO 45001 certification for its production plant in Bodio at the end of 2020, following on from the certification of its two plants in Canada, Terrebonne and Lac-des-Îles, in 2018.

ISO 45001 specifies the requirements necessary for the organisational Occupational Health & Safety management system. It provides guidance for its use to enable organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces, by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as to proactively improve its Health and Safety performance.

In Bodio, the company processes synthetic graphite products under the brands C-NERGY™ and TIMREX®. Being ISO 45001 certified confirms that Health & Safety processes are in place to guarantee the correct and safe flow of activities along the production chain.

Imerys Graphite & Carbon explains that the certification represents a fundamental solution to identify, control and continually improve through the identification of opportunities to reduce or eliminate hazards to workers. But the system needs to be proportionate to the organisation’s risk profile and complexity, considering the best cost-effective techniques, and providing a strong foundation to build a more prosperous business and community.

The company states that there are two key benefits to customers of the ISO 45001 management system approach. The first benefit is improved security of supply. By preventing and reducing Health and Safety related risks, the risk of unplanned disruptions to production is reduced. Products are ready and shipped on schedule, and delivered to customers in a timely manner.

Secondly, is cost savings. Customers look for ISO certified companies, as it demonstrates compliance with high Health and Safety standards, and an ethical duty to strive for more efficient and safer working conditions.

www.imerys-graphite-and-carbon.com

Latest Industry News

Download the latest issue of PM Review

Our latest issue is now available to download in PDF format, free of charge.

As well as an extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news section, this 92-page issue includes the following exclusive articles and reports:

  • The state of Germany’s Powder Metallurgy industry: From the coronavirus pandemic to the EV revolution
  • CM Furnaces: A stalwart of the industrial furnace segment reflects on seventy-five years of thermal processing innovation
  • Liberty Powder Metals: The Liberty Steel spin-out targeting high-quality metal powder production for advanced manufacturing processes
  • The Low Gas Consumption continuous furnace: Delivering increased efficiency across a range of PM applications
  • Eliminating conflict minerals: A new standard for the assurance of conflict-free materials across the supply chain
  • More information

Industry News

E-newsletter

Sign up to our free e-newsletter, sent weekly to industry professionals around the world. We'll also let you know each time a new issue of PM Review magazine is available.

Subscribe for a FREE digital magazine

PM Review is the leading international magazine for the Powder Metallurgy industry.
Published four times a year, it is available as a free download or through a print subscription

Connect with us

Powder Metallurgy: The original net-shape production process

Powder Metallurgy components are relied upon by a wide variety of manufacturing industries, from automotive to power tools, household appliances, chemical engineering, filtration and more.

The main reason for the technology’s success is its cost-effectiveness at producing high volumes of net-shape components, combined with its ability to allow the manufacture of products that, because of the production processes, simply cannot be manufactured by other methods.

To discover more about how the technology has revolutionised component production, browse our Introduction to Powder Metallurgy.

Latest industry news

Copy link