BASF Renews ISO Certifications at Düsseldorf-Holthausen and Monheim am Rhein Sites


BASF has renewed its quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001) and energy (ISO 50001) certifications for its Düsseldorf-Holthausen and Monheim am Rhein sites. After a four-day external audit from DQS GmbH, certifications were issued at the administrative headquarters in Monheim am Rhein.

ISO 9001 is a standard for quality management systems that builds the basis for the EFfCI certification. The aim of ISO 50001:2018 is to continuously improve energy efficiency, use and consumption. ISO 14001, in turn, requires the environmental aspects of all activities, products and services to be actively identified in order to ensure that their impact on the environment is understood.

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The audit showed that alongside Monheim, the production site in Düsseldorf-Holthausen fulfilled all the requirements of these three risk-based ISO standards. The certifications issued are recognized worldwide and acknowledged across multiple industries. The efforts of the Düsseldorf-Holthausen and Monheim am Rhein sites are based on an integrated management system (IMS) that was introduced in 2019. 

Karin Borgs, Ph.D,. head of environment, health and safety personal care, Europe, for BASF was responsible for coordinating the audit. "Over the past two years, standards for Personal Care Europe have been greatly extended. The Holthausen site is at the forefront of our business in Europe, with 12 active certifications."

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