The certified management system

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.

Quality (process E1)

A system which brings quality to all of the company's activities
standard: ISO 9001
application: the entire GLASS section
certification: Production using  LIBA, BKZ  and SBW glass; Operations: the Pressing Plant, Glass Product Cutting and Polishing, Handmade Production and the Prototype Workshop; Ancillary processes: the Laboratory

Description

The implementation of the quality management system began according to the ISO 9001:2009 standard at the glass stopper centre (and in the associated centres of the mixing house and the laboratory) in 2012 and the system was certified in that year. The quality management system was gradually expanded in the following years to include the LIBA and BKZ centres and the pressing plant.
In 2015, the system was re-certified and one year later it was raised to the current ISO 9001:2016 standard during a supervisory audit.
At present, the certification in the GLASS section has been expanded to include the Handmade Production and Glass Product Cutting and Polishing operations and the Prototype Workshop.

The environment (process E4)

Ecological protection of the company's premises and its environs, saving natural resources – a green company
standard: ISO 14001
application: the entire company
certification: the GLASS section

Description

We place significant emphasis on environmental protection and we endeavour to minimise any negative impacts of our production on all aspects of the environment. In order to maintain the variety, uniqueness and high level of our products, it is not only necessary to pay attention to the quality of the used raw materials, research, development and the improvement of the used technology, but also to the correct environmental behaviour of both the company and all its employees.
PRECIOSA ORNELA, a.s. has its own team of specialists; company ecologists, who flexibly respond to the frequent changes in the national and European environmental legislation.
Emergency Plans have been compiled for all the company's premises and they have been approved by the Regional Authority for the Liberec Region and the Municipal Authority in Železný Brod.

Occupational safety (process E5)

Occupational safety and health protection for the employees and visitors to the company
standard: OHSAS 18001 / from 9/2020 ISO 45001
application: the entire company
certification: the GLASS section

Description

We place significant emphasis on the protection of the health of our employees and any visitors to the company. We endeavour to minimise the negative impacts of production and any other activities on our employees. We have analysed the risks and possible health impacts and we have implemented the necessary measures against any such risks.
PRECIOSA ORNELA, a.s. has its own occupational safety specialists, who flexibly respond to the changes in both national and European legislation concerning the protection of life and health.
A multi-level process of periodical occupational safety training is applied.

Chemical responsibility (process E6)

The application of the main multinational documents related to the safe use of chemical substances 
standard: REACH, RoHS, CLP
application: the entire company
certification: RoHS for selected products

Description

As a company which handles large amounts of raw materials of various types, we are aware of our responsibility to handle chemical substances safely and economically and to adhere to the international standards requiring companies to ensure the safe chemical composition of their products.
We are aware of the REACH and CLP standards and we respect them in our operations. We have successfully received certification for the RoHS standard, which limits the use of selected elements and compounds in products,  for the LIBA 2000 and 2000+ glass and for any products made from this glass.

The working environment (process E7)

The creation of workplaces whose arrangement and tidiness enable high quality production, the protection of occupational safety and successful presentations to clients and state organisations
standard: 5S
application: selected workplaces throughout the entire company
certification: the 5S standard is not certificated (compliance with the standard is verified by internal audits)

Description

We apply the 5S system at selected workplaces in order to increase the quality, safety and culture of work.
As such, we only leave essential items in the workplace and we eliminate any non-essential operations, tasks, inventories, tools, etc.. We assign places to all items and we keep the items in their assigned lmeplaces. We clean and tidy the workplaces and their equipment and in doing so we eliminate any risks and errors. We standardise any matters pertaining to the working environment and keeping it tidy. We permanently influence the self-discipline of the employees, we endeavour to further improve the system.

IATF quality (process&mbsp;E8)

An additional component to the quality management system according to ISO 9001 – increased requirements for exceptionally high quality supplies of products to the automotive industry.
standard: IATF 16949
application: the GLASS section
certification: the workplaces working for automotive companies (certification is planned for 2021)

Description

Automotive companies began to show an interest in glass parts for automobiles in 2016. We instantly expressed an interest in this undoubtedly very demanding and very carefully tested type of production for a prestigious industrial field.
It became apparent that certification according to the special standard for the automotive industry, initially designated as ISO/TS 16949 and then as IATF 16949 from October 2016, was  essential for the realisation of this path.
The preparation for such demanding certification is a long-term process and it affects all the levels of management with the coordination of the company's top management.

GDPR (proces F1)

Protection of personal data of employees, business partners and other persons in contact with the company

standard: EU regulations 2016/679
application: the whole company
certification: verification of compliance through internal audit

Description

This implements the following legal document: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC on the protection of personal data). In short, we can refer to it as the Regulation on Personal Data Protection (GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation), or only the GDPR Regulation. Effective - from May 25, 2018.

Customs simplification

An authorised economic operator

Description

On 2.3.2017, PRECIOSA ORNELA, a.s. was issued a permit as an authorised economic operator - customs simplification. 
The permit is issued to reliable economic operators which are aware of the issues involved with customs, are financially stable and have provided certain guarantees not only to the customs authorities in the Czech Republic., but also  in the EU member states and it is essential to approach these companies in this manner.

Contacts

Ing. Miroslav Holenda

Ing. Miroslav Holenda

manager IMS
Luděk Brunclík

Luděk Brunclík

representative IMS