What Does ISO Certified Mean?
SBM Took it as a challenge to be an ISO certified company, because it is as simply as possible, ISO certified means that a company has proven that it follows the standards developed by the International Organization of Standardization. So anyway, an ISO certified company is one that complies with various international standards such as product quality, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, and economical. These are all things that customers look for, and often take for granted, when buying a product, but not all companies hold themselves up to such a standard. That is why being an ISO certified company is such a big deal; it sends a clear message to customers and other companies that the product being sold is worth buying. Products made by these companies are usually have no problem at all competing with cheaper products, because those made by non-ISO certified companies often take shortcuts in production or quality control and don’t earn the same level of trust.
Other than ISO Certification, there are some types of certification, especially for Ready-mix concrete, like Certificate of compliance programs, matching some Standards which demands greater clarity on elements essential to quality, durability and consistency such as:
- Consistency of mix
- Grade or compressive strength class as it is defined in the Standard.
- Determining the intended working life
- Identifying relevant exposure classes
- Identifying other requirements for the concrete (e.g. aesthetic considerations; minimizing cracking; coping with temperature extremes, etc.).
Hence SBM,decided to have some of these certificates and had succeeded to be certified with:
- Since 1998 ,SBM was certified with ISO 9000, then in 2015 Re-certified as 9001 _2008 Certified company : (SBM has established, documented, implemented and maintained a QMS Management System and continually improves its effectiveness in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001),
- Liecience from the Presidency of Metrology & Enviroment.
- The Company ,many department managers and Lab technicians are certified with NRMCA
- Many department managers and Lab technicians are certified with ACI
- SBM has got many Certificates of Compliance of it’s products from many Labs and companies.
- SBM is an Approved Supplier for ARAMCO and some big companies in KSA ,because of the Compliance of it’s products.
- SBM, has established, documented, implemented and maintained a System for Safety & Enviroment in order to be certifed soon for OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 Standards,(might be certified in 2016).