Construction firm Corobrik South Africa wins big

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Corobrik South Africa has continued to prove its competence in quality assurance and sustainability in environmental practices with the attainment of a number of world-class operating standards at several factories.

Five more factories have attained the OSHAS 18001 management system, an international occupational health and safety management system specification which aim to ensure safety and well-being of employees.

This has aided in forming an integral part of Corobrik’s philosophy of creating an environment of zero harm in all operations.

The five factories from Gauteng namely; Driefontein, Midrand, Lawley, Rietvlei and Springs all received the OSHAS 18001 in December, adding to the number of Corobrik’s accredited factories to nine of the 15 in total. The remaining is yet to receive accreditation by June 2016.

“Corobrik factories have quickly attained the ISO 9001, OSHAS 18001 and ISO 14001 quality assurance systems after their initial introduction and retained them through devotion and high levels of performance,” said David Matlou, Corobrik’s Manufacturing Director.

This has made us the leading brick manufacturer as our operations are top-notch and we have maintained the highest level of professionalism in all spheres.

Odendaalsrus and Polokwane factories both received the ISO 9001 accreditation which is aimed at addressing customer focus and continuous improvement.

With eMalahleni soon to receive the accreditation, Corobrik is proud to have 14 of our 15 factories accredited with the ISO 9001, Matlou said. “This is a global quality system which has been significant in ensuring consistent delivery of value to our customers by providing quality products that conform to specifications.”

The five Gauteng and four Kwa-Zulu Natal also boast the ISO 14001 environmental management system apart from the OSHAS 18001 and ISO 9001 accreditations. The objective of the ISO 14001, as explained by Matlou, is to assist the company in minimizing its environmental impact.

“Every single factory employee is extensively trained on environmental matters in order to achieve this certificate,” he said. This ensures that all employees contribute to minimizing carbon emissions and addressing the threat of global warming by controlling the environmental impacts.

Matlou said that the Phesantekraal, East Brick, Odendaalsrus, Middelwit and eMalahleni factories are currently working towards ISO14001 and OSHAS 18001 accreditation.