Since the end of 2008, Scavolini Group is the first industrial group in the Italian kitchen sector to have obtained the OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. The BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standard adopted by our company was published by the British Standards Institution on 1st July 2007 and defines the framework through which companies identify and assess the risks connected with their activity, in order to optimally manage them and to improve performance.
Our decision to obtain the OHSAS 18001:2007 certification is part of that spirit of "continuous improvement" that defines our company. Previously, the company had already obtained the UNI EN ISO 9001 Quality Management certification in 1996 and the UNI EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification in 2004.
The OHSAS 18001:2007 certification denotes Scavolini Group's strong commitment and deep awareness towards safeguarding thehealth and safety of its employees, a highly sensitive issue nowadays and one of fundamental importance to the Group.
By actively involving the entire company structure in this project with the aim of promoting a culture of safety in the workplace, the Scavolini Group reaffirms its complete awareness of the importance of human capital in contributing to an organisation's success.This initiative perfectly reflects the company's individual-oriented philosophy, pursued with continuity, sense of responsibility and deep belief from the outset and evident in the company's attitude towards its own employees and commercial partners, as well as towards customers.
The OHSAS 18001:2007certification was awarded to Scavolini Group by SGS Italia, which previously certified the Quality Management Systems and the Environmental Management Systems. An independent body, SGS is a world leader in the testing and certification of industrial goods and services. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and has offices in over 140 countries worldwide. It has been present in Italy since 1915.
Scavolini has also applied the OHSAS 18001 Management System to Scavolini Bathrooms, the Group's brand extension dedicated to bathroom furniture.