Our Safety Management System is now according ISO 45001:2018 

OHSAS 18001 has been a very useful standard to help, since 2015, our business structure the approach to manage health and safety, but 18001 will be retired in 2021 and we now have an actual international standard in ISO 45001.

To continue to receive the benefits of external validation, moving to ISO 45001 is the best solution for our manufacturing plants. ISO 45001 includes some very important improvements over OHSAS 18001, including greater emphasis on workers and their participation.

Due to the COVID19 outbreak globally, the transition period for migrating accredited certification from OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018 that had been extended until March 2021, ended for Elastomer Solutions on the 2nd of December 2020.

Elastomer Solutions’ safety management system plays a pivotal role in ensuring employees are protected and that Elastomer Solutions assesses the risks to employees and takes all the necessary actions to mitigate those risks while completing its business activities.

Elastomer Solutions has undertaken a series of changes to approval audits, to verify compliance in all regions we operate (Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Slovakia) and effort from each team at each region were recognized by the Certification Body.

Elastomer Solutions Portugal and its Remote Location Elastomer Solutions Gmbh Successfully Concludes IATF 16 949:2016 Recertification audit for more other 3 years

After Elastomer Solutions Portugal plant received its ISO 45001 certification, last month, another important milestone for supplier qualification of the automotive market has been reached with the successful completion of the IATF 16949 Recertification audit. 

With the successful certifications at our plant, we see ourselves as a very reliable partner for our customers. Despite the pandemic-related difficult audit conditions with which we have to work both in Portugal and Germany, we were also able to successfully achieve recertification in accordance with IATF 16949:2016. Elastomer Solutions has been able to successfully maintain certification in accordance with IATF 16949:2016 and the previous certification in accordance with ISO/TS 16949 for more than 20 years. With our four production plants and Headquarters in Germany, Portugal, Slovakia, Morocco and Mexico we are therefore well positioned for the different requirements of all market segments for the future.