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Exel Composites Achieves Certification to OHSAS 18001

18 August 2015

Exel Composites’ units in Austria, Belgium and Finland have been awarded OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System Standard accreditation after successful audits of the sites.

The Group’s Chinese unit in Nanjing had earned OHSAS 18001 certification already in 2014 and Exel says this latest achievement demonstrates its commitment to health and safety in the workplace on a global scale.

The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management for best practise in the workplace. It is internationally accepted as the recognised standard of assessing and auditing occupational health and safety management systems. Developed by leading trade and international standards bodies, OHSAS 18001 provides a framework for organisations to instigate proper and effective management of health and safety.

Riku Kytömäki, Exel Composites’ President and CEO comments, "As an international organisation that is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all our employees we are extremely pleased that our Austrian, Belgian and Finnish operations now join our Chinese unit in obtaining OHSAS 18001 certification. Our number one focus is conducting our operations in a safe environment, where the risk of incidents and accidents occurring is minimised.” “Our certifications to ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 are long established. This health and safety certification is a proof that we provide truly integrated Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety Management”, Callum Gough, SVP Operations at Exel Composites, says. “Our target is to have all the units of the Group certified by 2017.”