PRECIOSA ORNELA, a.s. focuses its activities on its traditional production program of glass costume jewellery and technical glass, but it intends to gradually supplement this to include special glass products for demanding industrial applications, including for the automotive industry. The introduction of this type of product naturally requires effective and high quality management throughout the entire company, which needs to be substantiated by means of the appropriate certificates acquired from renowned independent certification bodies in order to meet the requirements of some customers.
The introduction of a number of management systems according to international standards, including the certification thereof, began in 2012 (the quality management system). A certificate substantiating the non-hazardous nature of the products according to the RoHS standard was acquired one year later. The preparations for further certification (the environmental management system and the occupational safety management system) began in 2015 and these systems were subsequently certified in 2017. The company has also been involved in the certification of its social responsibility management and work environment management systems using the 5S methodology. The company has been preparing for the most demanding certification for the quality management system in the automotive industry, IATF 16949, since 2016.
Each of the systems has been implemented in those parts of the company where they are necessary and and economical. We consider the planned and interconnected implementation and the use of all the aforementioned standards to be of significant benefit. This means that we have created an integrated management system (IMS). This system involves several levels of management, starting with the company's top management and the appointed management representative for the IMS through to the implementation team and on to the executive managers and the other employees at the administrative and production centres. The system is supervised both by an external certification body and by internal audits undertaken by the management and by inspections of the operations.