Implementation and Certification of Management Systems
Integrated Business Management System and Processes
To ensure that we continue to deliver superior products and services, we utilize clearly defined business processes and a common, integrated Business Management System. An important part of our strategy is the deployment of the Bombardier Transportation Integrated Processes (BTIP). BTIP is a business system that integrates all functions and their respective initiatives to establish common processes at every step of the product life cycle, ensuring a smooth workflow and close collaboration among the various members of our project teams.
We have received consolidated, multi-site certification in compliance with international standards for quality (ISO 9001:2008), the environment (ISO 14001:2004) and the British guidance standard OHSAS 18001:1999 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System).
At Bombardier Transportation, 39 of the 42 eligible manufacturing and services facilities have been certified according to the environment standard ISO 14001. We completed companywide OHSAS certification in 2006 with the exception of one service centre in North America. In addition, the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is also in place at a number of our sites in Europe.
International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS)
In 2006, in Trápaga, Spain, Bombardier Transportation started the internal deployment of the IRIS rail-specific quality standard.
To date, 30 Bombardier Transportation engineering, manufacturing and maintenance sites worldwide have undergone site certification in compliance with IRIS.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
In 1999, Bombardier Transportation became the first in the rail industry to produce an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), a tool that presents quantified information on a product’s environmental life cycle, based on the ISO 14020 series of standards. We were also the first in the industry to have a Product Declaration validated according to EMAS.
Environmental Fact Sheets (EFS)
Environmental Fact Sheets (EFSs) allow us to evaluate the environmental performance of a customer-specific version of a vehicle and/or component. We introduced our first EFS in September 2004 for the Locomotive Class Re 484 (Swiss Cargo), based on the EPD for the Locomotive Class 185.1. While relevant ISO standards provided guidance, the EFS was also validated through EMAS.