1. What standards of ISO does Calmont Hold?
Calmont holds ISO certifications in Quality and Environment management more commonly known as ISO 9001and 14001 respectively. In 2010, Calmont enhanced their 9001 standard through the implementation of the most current standard; 9001 2008. This standard has even greater emphasis towards customer relationships and satisfaction. Calmont also holds OHSAS certification in the 18001 standard in Health & Safety management.
2. What did the company have to do to obtain this level?
The true benefits of ISO are consistency and continual improvement. To ensure that all Calmont locations have the resources available to achieve these benefits, Calmont purchased an electronic information system whereby the data stored can be used by all employees. Significant documentation of processes was developed and employee training undertaken. Development of the base requirements to achieve the stringent requirements of the ISO and OHSAS standards took 18 months and was accomplished by a dedicated team of two Calmont team members and one consultant.
3. How does this set us apart from our competition?
Calmont had a tagline in its past that read “Calmont Cares”. These two words express where Calmont is today and in the future. Calmont cares about their customers and wants to provide “Best in Class Transportation Solutions” as stated in their mission statement. Calmont wants to provide a safe workplace for their customers, contractors and employees. In addition Calmont also is very aware of the environment and will be working diligently to reduce their impact on it. What this all means is that we have taken the steps to be an outstanding business partner and employer and with the certifications will achieve even greater levels of performance in the future.
4. What does the company plan for 2011 to further our safety standards and our ISO?
In being proactive instead of reactive, Calmont has initiated health and safety objectives which allowed Calmont to become an industry group leader. The road to zero incidents is the ultimate goal and through participation in the Alberta COR program, ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and the association with other professional organizations, the journey down that road will continue in 2012.