Quality Certifications

quality certificationsThe Quality Certifications Team is pleased to announce that it is pursuing TS-16949 and ISO-14001.

Not only will these quality certifications continue to enhance and improve the Company’s overall quality system. Also, the certs play a critical role in obtaining Q-1 Certification with Ford Motor Company.

Since 2016, the team began pre-audit assessments. The team has expectations of achieving TS-16949 and ISO-14001 Certifications by 1st Quarter 2017.  Continual certifications in quality are just one example of the team not resting on its past laurels. Rather focusing their energies on reaching the next level and remaining a “Best In Class” supplier.

ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management – Quality Certifications

The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.  ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for certification for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an efficient quality system. ISO is allowed by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.  ISO 14001 provides assurance that company management and employees a process that the environmental impact is being measured and improved.  Learn more about the benefits of ISO 14001.  Also, there are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems revised in 2015. Learn more about the key changes and the revision process here.

ISO and the Environment [Video by ISO 14001]  |  Discover the new ISO 14001 [ISO 14001 Video]

ISO/TS16949 – Quality Certification

TS-16949 is an ISO technical specification aimed at the development of a quality management system. Because the process provides a structure for continual improvement. By emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain.

Finally, Watson Coatings Quality team is working diligently for continual improvement of the quality management.

Conflict Free Minerals

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conflict free minerals used Watson Coatings

Watson Coatings 
shares the concerns of Congress on using conflict free minerals.  The international business community has brought light on conflict free minerals. Conflict minerals include the use of profits derived from the mining of certain minerals employed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) or adjoining countries. In July 2010, the United States Congress passed legislation. Therefore as part of “Dodd-Frank” mandating supply chain due diligence, public disclosure related to the sourcing of Conflict Free Minerals.

Conflict Free Minerals – Committed to Legal & Ethical Compliance

conflict free minerals - Watson Coatings Therefore, in all its business practices it will comply with this legislation. Along with all related implementing regulations issued by the SEC or other agencies. Watson will continue to work proactively with industry groups, whether they are governmental, development or any of our suppliers will be required to verify conflict-free supply chain. Therefore we expect our suppliers to source only materials from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers.

Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold conflict minerals. Because they are integral to the technology and other things we rely on every day. As a result, everything from laptops, phones, and tablets to cars, airplanes, lighting, and jewelry contain these minerals. Furthermore, tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold referred to as “conflict minerals.” Militias and rebel groups sometimes fund their violent conflict with money derived from the sale of these minerals.