The majority of our manufacturing and servicing operations worldwide are certified to both OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
Externally certified EHS management systems, which are measured against globally recognised standards and assessment specifications, provide a framework which assists our businesses in identifying and managing our environmental, health and safety risks, thereby reducing the potential for negative incidents and improving overall EHS performance.
In addition to our externally certified EHS management systems, Howden has, since 2010, operated an extensive EHS Cross Audit Programme worldwide. The basis of the Programme is that a Howden business unit undergoes a week-long EHS audit, conducted by an EHS Manager from another Howden business unit.
The Programme enables auditors to drive EHS improvements in Howden on two levels: (i) by assisting the audited business units; and (ii) by taking back to their own business units examples of best practice, which they see at first hand while conducting audits.
The Cross Audit Programme is a excellent example of us living Our Values, particularly “The Best Team Wins” and “Continuous improvement (Kaizen) is Our Way of Life."