- DIN ISO 14001:2004 / 14001:2015
- DIN EN ISO 50001
- DIN ISO 9001:2008
In addition to product quality, other factors play important roles globally to ensure customer satisfaction, such as reliable service, communication, costs and deadlines. In order to align all business processes with these metrics, WAGO has implemented the ISO 9001 requirements accross the board and has had this confirmed by an independent certification company.
The IRIS certification – key to the international railway industry for WAGO and its customers. WAGO was one of the first companies in the field of electrical interconnection and automation technology to receive the IRIS certification related to the new international railway standard. The IRIS quality standard (International Railway Industry Standard) was defined by the UNIFE, the European association for the railway supply industry, and is comparable to the ISO/TS 16949 standards used in the automobile industry. However, the IRIS standard also places a strong emphasis on monitoring and controlling projects and processes.
IRIS is accepted and demanded by all major railway manufacturers. This means that railway industry suppliers who rely on WAGO products will be spared the expense of customized audits and assessments. The implementation of the new standard and successful auditing at WAGO were completed considerably faster than expected as the WAGO Management System already exceeded ISO 9001 requirements prior to receiving IRIS certification.
The successful awarding of IRIS certification is an important part of WAGO’s quality strategy, whereby WAGO supplies high-quality, certified products and services for the railway industry as well as for other industrial and building applications. The IRIS certification applies for the plants in Minden and Sondershausen (both in Germany).
AEO stands for “Authorized Economic Operator” in customs processes. The goal is to safeguard the international supply chain from manufacturer to final consumer. The AEO status applies across the EU. Major corporations often require this status as prerequisite for partnerships. There are three AEO variants: Customs simplifications (AEO C), safety (AEO S) and the status covering both these categories. WAGO has been granted the combined status (AEO C+AEO S) for the Minden and Sondershausen locations.
As the origin of sales materials and transport packaging, WAGO has a producer's responsibility. In addition to our material-conserving designs, the proper collection and environmentally sound disposal of packaging is our responsibility. Through participation in a dual system, we routinely have this process confirmed with a recycling certificate.
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