March 29 - 2011

ISO Certifications for ITM Poland Sp. z o.o.

Introduction

International Tobacco Machinery Poland Sp. z o.o. (hereafter referred as “ITM Poland”) has successfully completed the certification process for ISO 14001:2004, and recertification for ISO 9001:2008. With this, ITM Poland has anchored its quality and environmental responsibility towards itself, its customers and the local community.  

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 

ITM Poland received the ISO 9001 certification already in 2000. Since then, the company maintained its activity in accordance with international quality management practices, which was reflected in recertification. The ISO 14001 was granted to ITM last month. 

Environmental Management System 

Since environmental management is no longer a distinct asset for companies, but a worldwide demand for doing business, ISO 14001:2004 certification benefits both the internal organisation and our customers. By having a systematic and integrated approach for environmental management in place, the Environmental Management System (EMS) is allowed to become part of the structure of the organisation's business. Since the EMS requests increasing competitiveness, and profits by means of potential process improvements and energy conservation, this involvement benefits both ITM and its customers. In January 2010 the Board of ITM Poland decided to implement the EMS within the company in order to achieve the ISO 14001 standard by the end of the year. Over the past year, ITM Poland has observed all its activities, services and physical resources in order to register all environmental aspects. Following the outcome, ITM has determined and implemented objective and measurable targets for a new environmental policy. And all staff is trained to perform in accordance with ITM Poland’s new Environmental Management System. 

ITM Group 

ITM Poland is part of the International Tobacco Machinery Group, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of machinery for the tobacco industry. The ITM Group consists of production sites, regional offices and service centers worldwide. Products and solutions cover the entire processing cycle of cigars (SCM), cigarettes (ITM) and other tobacco products (TDC). It includes all stages of production in primary and secondary (including logistics and packing) plus all required after-sales services. Together with customers, the ITM Group finds solutions to optimize production processes and respond to the changing demands of the tobacco market.Through this approach, ITM has developed innovative technologies for flexibilization of the production process and traceability. In essence ITM Group is a leading innovator with a passion to serve the tobacco industry. 

From: ITM Group