CH&CO’s management systems declared ‘first class’

CH&CO has successfully retained its business certifications in quality management, environmental standards, energy management and health and safety.

The independent catering business holds ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.

The auditor was very impressed with how CH&CO’s operational practices comply with its management systems. His report confirmed that the audit objectives were fully satisfied, and that CH&CO’s integrated management system is robust and effective for the size, nature and complexity of the organisation.

He also praised the leadership team’s mature understanding of the standard concepts and requirements, and the fact that employees are engaged and aware of policy objectives.

The report stated: 'This is a first-class Management system and a first-class organisation. I appreciate the efforts made by all engaged and recommend continued certification.'

In addition, CH&CO continues to hold ‘Safe Systems in Procurement’ (SSIP) status. This umbrella organisation facilitates mutual recognition between health and safety pre-qualification schemes and allows buyers to verify that a contractor holds valid safety certification.

Emma Hill, CH&CO’s Head of Food, Health, Safety and Environment, said, “We’re thrilled to have retained all our business certifications and to have the positive attitude of our teams towards QHSE matters recognised.

'As the auditor’s report highlights, we recognise the importance of having robust management systems in place that are fit for the business’ size, purpose and needs.

'We’ve worked hard to make compliance part of CH&CO’s culture, and it’s great that the auditor praised the understanding of both the leadership team and our employees. This shows that we’ve been successful in our goal.

'We will maintain this strong focus and ensure continued excellence operationally, environmentally and from a health and safety perspective, to benefit our business, our clients and our employees.”