INX International Ink Company has earned certification for the ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Standard. As the first ink company in North America to do so, INX certified locations are now registered to three integrated standards – ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as well as the new ISO 45001. ISO 45001 is the world’s international standard for occupational health and safety, issued to protect employees and visitors from work-related accidents and diseases. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. ISO is an independent non-governmental international organization that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of products, services and systems. Each certification has separate standards and criteria and is classified numerically.
“We’re very pleased to receive our official certificate for this standard,” said Rachel Glowacki, Director of Quality Systems at INX. “The new standard, along with ISO 9001 and 14001, allowed us to complete the transition goal we strived for in 2019, and gives us an integrated Business Management System. A lot of hard work, long hours and many lengthy discussions and internal audits by multiple groups and personnel were devoted to this project. I appreciate the support everyone provided to make this happen.” Audits were conducted at INX’s manufacturing facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, and at four other locations in Illinois. This included its R&D Center and Manufacturing Facility in West Chicago, another manufacturing plant in Homewood, and its Corporate headquarters – including HR, MIS and the Customer Service Center in Schaumburg.