Certification case studies

DB Construction

ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management

DB Construction is a key player within the construction industry focusing on civil engineering, substructure works, highway works and ground works. With certification to ISO 9001 and 14001, DB has maintained growth of 34% as a result of new contracts won, bolstered client confidence and achieved greater client satisfaction.

Shades of Comfort

ISO 9001 Quality Management

Shades of Comfort helps turn external space into extended customer entertainment areas. With certification to ISO 9001 the company has secured business that it could not have obtained prior to certification. It has also led to increased client satisfaction and staff commitment to continual improvement.

Morgan Lovell

ISO 50001 Energy Management

Office interior design, fit out and refurbishment specialist, Morgan Lovell, achieved a 30 per cent reduction in electricity usage through implementing ISO 50001. Certification demonstrates best practice and sets them up to secure additional new business opportunities.

Client case study - Sony Group UK

Kitemark® Energy Reduction Verification Scheme

BSI’s Kitemark ERV Scheme was an ideal wayfor Sony to credibly verify its carbon reductions and to present clear and independent information on energy use to the regulators.

Vodafone UK

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management

As the world's first mobile operator to achieve ISO 22301 certification Vodafone UK continues to set the standard for BCM. Certification demonstrates Vodafone UK's efforts to provide customers with the most consistently reliable service, whatever the circumstances. 1It also provides them with a differentiation of service and competitive advantage, as well as the ability to meet legal and civil contingencies requirements.


ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management & BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management

ACO is the world market leader in the design, development and manufacture of surface water drainage. ISO 14001 Certification has improved their relationships with suppliers and customers, reduced costs and improved efficiencies.

APS Group

ISO 14001 Environmental Management & ISO 9001 Quality Management

APS Group is a leading print management company including creative design, storage and distribution. Implementing ISO 9001 has given APS a competitive advantage, improved business performance, reduced risk and removed barriers to trade. ISO 14001 has led to cost savings from reduced energy use and cost of waste management.

Sheffield Hallam University

ISO 50001 Energy Management

Through implementation and independent audit by BSI of its ISO 50001 energy management system, SHU has reduced carbon emissions by 11 per cent and total energy savings by £10,000 per month.

Capability Scotland

ISO 9001 Quality Management

Capability Scotland provides a range of services to disabled people including employment, education, accommodation, respite and independent living. Achieving ISO 9001 is a clear statement of its attitude to quality and continual improvement both internally and externally.

H+H UK Limited

ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management and PAS 99 Integrated Management

H+H UK is the largest UK manufacturer of aircrete products for the construction industry. Through implementing ISO 14001 the company reduced energy and water usage and process waste generation. Certification to ISO 9001 and BS OHSAS 18001 has proved invaluable and increasingly essential for maintaining existing business and tendering for new business.

Bracknell Forest Council

BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety

Bracknell Forest Council is responsible for a number of sporting and leisure facilities in the borough. Having implemented BS OHSAS 18001, the council has reduced their insurance premiums, staff have a greater awareness and understanding of health and safety issues and there is a standardised approach to key duties.

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