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Scott Bader Chemical Plants in UK and Middle East Achieve ISO and OHSAS Accreditations

Published on 2011-05-03. Author : SpecialChem

The quality assurance and operations teams of Scott Bader in the UK and The Middle East have achieved a significant milestone by gaining additional key ISO and OHSAS accreditations. The Scott Bader Middle East production site in Dubai has now gained ISO 14001 accreditation, while the UK site has added OHSAS 18001 to its ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations. All Scott Bader chemical plants manufacture intermediate specialty chemicals and unsaturated polyester resins and gelcoats.

With Scott Bader Middle East gaining this latest ISO 14001 accreditation, all five of Scott Bader's specialty chemical plants located in the UK, France, Croatia, Dubai and South Africa are now fully accredited to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. This investment in obtaining both ISO accreditations reflects the corporate commitment of Scott Bader to maintaining quality standards while minimising the impact of their business activities on the environment.

The manufacturing site in Northamptonshire, UK achieved its OHSAS 18001 accreditation by adopting some of the best practices from the Scott Bader Amiens, France site which has been OHSAS 18001 accredited for several years. The Group aims to provide the highest levels of health and safety in the workplace, with considerable management focus on ensuring the well-being of all of its employees; this is in line with Scott Bader's strong people-focused culture and philosophy.

Mr Philip Bruce, Group Managing Director stated: "The Group board is delighted that the Scott Bader Middle East and the UK sites have now obtained these two very important ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations. We are very committed to developing high performance, high quality chemical products which are also as environmentally friendly as possible. With respect to the health and safety of our employees and visitors to any of our sites, we make no compromises, particularly in the key safety critical areas in our chemical plants, warehouses and research laboratories."

About Scott Bader

Scott Bader was established in 1921. Today it is a £180 million multinational chemical company, employing 560 people worldwide. It is a common trusteeship company, having no external shareholders, with a strong commitment to support its customers, workforce and the environment. Scott Bader's headquarters is based in the UK where they have purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical facilities that provide R & D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support. They have manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Croatia, The Middle East and South Africa.

Source: Scott Bader

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