The quality of our work, its potential impact on the environment and the health, safety and welfare of our people, as well as that of any person potentially affected by our activities are of utmost importance to us.
We operate under an Integrated Management System (IMS) combining the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management, ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management and ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Systems.
We are committed to continually improving quality, occupational health and safety, and environmental performance whilst consistently meeting our customers’ requirements. We have expressed our commitment in a combined IMS policy.
HR Wallingford recognises the importance of effective quality management to deliver our smart solutions wherever water interacts with people, infrastructure and our environment. We have therefore organised our quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001 and maintain accredited certification.
Occupational health and safety
Our people are our most valuable asset. It is our duty to protect their health, safety and welfare as well as that of any person potentially affected by our activities.
We have expressed our commitment to health, safety and welfare by implementing an Occupational health and safety management system, certified as compliant with the current version of ISO 45001.
Health and safety aspects are considered in all our activities at all levels of the company. Main areas for health and safety management are not only our physical modelling facilities buildings but also our offices at Howbery Park. We recognise that mental health is as equally important as physical health and are proud to be making positive steps towards reducing the stigma around mental ill health.
The very nature of our work and the location of our head office at Howbery Park by the Thames River make us well aware of our responsibility to control our environmental impacts.
Our commitment to the environment is reflected in the implementation of our Environmental Management System, certified to be in compliance with ISO 14001.
Our current environmental objectives are
- Reducing our carbon footprint
- Improving water use efficiency
- Enhancing site biodiversity
- Improvement of recycling and reduction in the use of plastics
- Improving public awareness and education
- Improving climate resilience and adaptation
- Improving sustainability and future markets.
Recognised by supply chain accreditation bodies
The way we manage quality, health and safety and environment has been recognised by the following supply chain accreditation bodies, such as:
- JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) used by the aerospace, defence and security industry (download certificate)
- Achilles UVDB (download certificate)
- Achilles SSIP (download certificate).