Almac Group’s Charnwood Site Achieves Globally Recognised Health & Safety and Environmental Management System Certifications
July 6, 2021
Craigavon, UK, 6 July 2021 – Almac Group, the contract development and manufacturing organisation, is pleased to announce that the organisation’s Charnwood site (Loughborough, England) has been certified to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) standards 45001 and 14001, following a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited audit of the site’s Integrated Management System (IMS).
ISO is an independent, non-governmental, international organisation that produces international standards to support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Almac’s recent UKAS certifications in Charnwood were to ISO 45001 and 14001, globally recognised standards for Operational Health & Safety and Environmental Management, respectively.
Almac expanded to the Charnwood site in Loughborough in 2015, in direct response to client demand. The site is a complement to the company’s existing pharmaceutical drug product development services at the company’s global headquarter campus in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, which has been certified with Health & Safety and Environmental standards for over a decade. The facilities at Charnwood have significant capacity to support tailored GMP formulation development and manufacturing of solid oral dosage forms for clinical and small-scale commercial needs, in addition to housing over 1,500m2 of readily available, customisable GMP floor space.
James Hurst, VP Operations & Charnwood Site Head, commented: “As an organisation, Almac takes our commitment to corporate social responsibility seriously. We are therefore delighted that the results of the UKAS audit certify that we meet the high ISO standard of Health & Safety and Environmental Management, a significant achievement in demonstrating that our Charnwood site is a safe, sustainable and responsible place for our global partners to conduct their projects. We look forward to further growth at the site.”
The integrated framework gives all managers and employees guidance and support regarding the management of HSE, from identifying and handling risks to evaluating and continuously improving processes and is continually updated and improved through regular assessments, reviews and internal audits. The certification of the Charnwood campus marks the start of Almac’s overall strategy to roll out the ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certification throughout multiple sites across the globe in the coming years.