Why are ISO accreditations important?

In pursuing their business goals, it’s up to industry leaders to raise the bar of paving safety, quality and supplier’s commitment to the environment.

Holding a Triple ISO Certification highlights our dedication to reaching the highest of industry standards. Having been awarded ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management, we strive to go above and beyond the standard expectations of the asphalt paving industry.

What are ISO accreditations? 

ISO accreditations are internationally recognised certifications from the International Organisation for Standardisation.

The ISO develops standards, internationally agreed by experts, which describe best business practices in everything from making a product to managing a process, delivering a service to supplying materials.

How we achieved accreditation and why this is important for our clients

To become ISO compliant, Asphalt Group underwent extensive evaluation processes at various points in the company’s history.

The steps to ISO certification include a careful consideration of standards and choosing the right certification body for your company. Regulators and governments count on ISO standards to indicate best practice regulation, giving them a sound basis for making decisions on suppliers and contractors. Therefore, we knew it was imperative to seek Triple ISO Certification to evidence the safety, quality and environmental credentials of our asphalt paving solutions.

Being ISO compliant starts with the analysis of your business’s current management system, a first audit of all relevant process, followed by the implementation of improved systems. These then go through a further round of audits, leaving a business with clearly defined and robust procedures.

We are proud of our success, passing the accreditation process without the identification of nonconformities and, in the asphalt paving industry, ISO accreditation from design to installation provides our customers, partners and colleagues with additional protection and peace of mind.

What is the ISO 45001 accreditation? 

The ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Management System helps us to protect our most important asset, our people. This standard ensures we provide a safe and healthy workplace, preventing work-related injury and ill health to our team while they work hard to maintain and enhance the UK’s road network.  

As part of our prioritisation and commitment to our ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) profile, implementation of ISO 45001 —with its alignment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — helps us to send a powerful message to our stakeholders and our employees that we truly care for our people.

What is the ISO 9001 accreditation? 

Asphalt Group has consistently provided high-quality products and services and has been accredited with the quality standard ISO 9001 for over ten years, first achieving this standard in 2009. An ISO 9001 accreditation indicates a robust quality management system and is the world’s most widely recognised quality management specification. It outlines ways to achieve and benchmark consistent performance and service. As a specialist provider and installer of premium asphalt solutions, the recognition that ISO 9001 affords our business is a clear message of our undeniable level of quality. 

What is the ISO 14001:2015 accreditation? 

ISO 14001:2015 (reviewed and confirmed in 2021) specifies the requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS) that helps an organisation to enhance its environmental performance. Achieving the ISO 14001 proves to clients and stakeholders that an organisation is realistically committed to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. 

Sustainability of the UK’s road network is at the core of everything we do, and all of our products and services are designed to extend the life of pavements and maximise their asset value. The durability and minimal whole-life costs of our solutions supported our ISO 14001 accreditation process. This standard simply makes our operations even more sustainable.

Triple ISO Accreditation

Asphalt Group’s great commitment to gaining the three most important ISO standards, is a testament to our team’s ongoing support and effort to ensure reliability is spearheading our business. The most mutually beneficial client relationships are built on trust and we know that being a supplier and contractor with these accreditations shows our continuous prioritisation of safety and quality.