A slew of renewed accreditations denotes that Bearings International (BI) continues to offer products and services of the highest quality, with added improvement to customer service and traceability.
The renewed accreditations are ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015, ISO 26001-2010, OHSAS 18001-2007, and SANS 16001-2013. BI was initially accredited as far back as 2006, which means this has become engrained in the supplier’s approach to conducting its business.
“We ‘live the system’, which means these standards are a daily event, audited both internally and externally, to ensure compliance and address any deviations that may arise,” comments BI Business Unit Head, Ross Trevelyan.
In addition, BI has an internal team in place that focuses solely on compliance. Here the ISO and SHEQ function falls under Widor Grobbelaar, with Elisma Lubbe leading the team, assisted by Tracey van Biljon and Walter Deyzel.
Ross points out that the accreditations cover all aspects of the business, from quality to environmental, health and safety, and corporate social responsibility. “The benefits of such accreditation are vast, from renewed confidence in the products we supply, to the consistent manner in which customer issues are handled.
“The system also ensures traceability, so that whenever there is a problem, we can put corrective measures in place in order to improve.