Quality & Environmental Policy


J.H. LAVENDER & COMPANY LIMITED - Quality Policy

J.H. Lavender has fully embraced the philosophy and disciplines required in the International Quality Standard ISO TS16949:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 as the model on which to base the Company's Quality Policy and Business Operational Processes.

J.H. Lavender encourages the development, on-going training and involvement of its workforce in order to achieve and maintain an innovative approach to the Company's core business of manufacturing and supplying aluminium high pressure and gravity castings and the machining of aluminium castings (excluding design). The Company has declined the authority for product design within TS16949:2009 Clause 7.3 and this remains the responsibility of our customers but are still responsible for manufacturing design.

J.H. Lavender is totally committed to exceeding its customer's expectations, therefore enhancing customer satisfaction and promoting long-term partnerships through seeking to continually improve on quality, cost and the service fro the products it supplies.

J.H. Lavender regards the concept of Total Quality as a strategic business objective. This commitment being communicated, understood and practiced by all members of the Company's workforce and it's suppliers.
It is fulfilled through effective application of the Company's Business Operational System, the use of new technologies and best practice methods, together with compliance to specific customer, national and international regulatory requirements and environmental legislation.

J.H. Lavender places emphasis on manufacturing customer value added, right first time product, efficiency, the prevention of waste. The Company undertakes timely review of its Quality Policy to ensure its on-going effectiveness and suitability, together with continual measurement and evaluation of its business performance indicators to ensure achievement of targets against defined objectives in order to continually improve upon its business performances.



J.H. LAVENDER & COMPANY LIMITED - Environmental Policy

The Business

J. H. Lavender Limited is a privately owned 3.8 acre site located in a residential area of West Bromwich, West Midlands, United Kingdom. Approximately 2 acres has been dedicated to the manufacture of fully finished aluminium castings.

J. H. Lavender is committed to reducing our environmental impact, both globally and locally to our neighbours through the Company's environmental management system process controls and endeavour to influence our suppliers and customers.

Commitment

J.H. Lavender recognises its responsibilities and is commited to reducing the environmental impact globally, locally to its neighbours and to its employees. As a result J.H. Lavender is commited to managing and improving environmental performance, working towards environmental sustainability through continuous improvement with the EMS and enhancing the philosophy of reducing the usgae with increasing re-use of materials.

Specific J.H. Lavender initiatives are to:
        1.  Reduce waste by close co-operation with our waste contractors and by waste reduction at source,      
             waste segregation and recycling.
        2.  Reduce energy consumption by monitoring, identifying opportunities and by employing new energy
             saving technologies.
        3.  Maintain the ISO 14001 environmental standard.

Our aims are to:
           Comply fully with all the applicable regulatory, legal and other requirements, codes of practice and other
              relevant controls to which the company subscribe.
           Setting objectives and targets that take into account both regulatory requirements and analysis of
              significant aspects for the continuous minimisation of our impacts on the environment. Our aspects will
              be published internally but not communicated outside the company.
           Identify, reduce and ultimately prevent pollution sources within our organisation, optimising the use of raw
              materials to minimise waste whilst fostering energy efficiencies and environmental benefits.
           Encourage our suppliers and contractors to consider the Environmental effects of their own processes and
              activities, with future selection of our suppliers supporting by an Environmental assessment.
           Raise general environmental awareness and motivation for all our employees enabling activities to be
              carried out in a responsible manner and identifying special needs, training and education as appropriate.
           Maintaining a policy of openness and dialogue with our employees, stakeholders and any other interested
              parties.

This Environmental Policy will be reviewed annually, communicated to all persons working for or on behalf of the Company and is available to the public on the J.H. Lavender website.