BMW Manufacturing Receives Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series Certification (OHSAS 18001)
Since 1994, BMW Manufacturing has been certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. In 1998, the South Carolina plant followed with certification for ISO 14001 environmental management standard. Today, the company announced it has been awarded certification for OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series). OHSAS 18001 is a health & safety management system standard.
OHSAS 18001certification is designed to identify and control occupational health and safety risks, as well as improve the company’s overall performance. All BMW operations worldwide utilize an Integrated Management System (IMS) that combine quality, environmental, health & safety commitments. “Our management system clearly defines the principles and processes that ensure the quality of our products, the safety of our team members and protection of the environment,” said Duncan Seaman, BMW Group’s Head of Market Operations, Americas. “OHSAS 18001 certification allows our company to continue to successfully compete globally, while adjusting to changes in market conditions, society and government.”
Certification in all three areas becomes the foundation for the company’s future financial success supporting the company’s sustainability strategy. The plant is currently investing $900 million to add 1.6 million square feet of production space and add an all-new vehicle model to its portfolio, the BMW X4. Since 1992, BMW has invested nearly $6 billion in South Carolina.