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Integrated Management System

The CARTIF Direction, in order to achieve a high level of quality in all activities in the Center, so as to satisfy the needs and expectations of its customers and/or stakeholders (University, Region, Scientific, Industrial and Business Community) is committed:

  • Establish, maintain and continuously improve the Integrated Management System (SIGMAQ)throughout CARTIF, ensuring that activities are conducted in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 9001, EN ISO 14001, EN ISO / IEC 17025, UNE 166002 y UNE-EN ISO 14006, taking into account the requirements set by customers and stakeholders, as well as legislative, regulatory and contractual requirements.
  • Establish process management based on the continuous analysis of the environment, in which all the stakeholders are be taken into account. In addition, this management will be oriented to the market, and will take advantage of all existing knowledge from CARTIF. This will serve to identify the main forces present and which ones are of the greatest importance, allowing a deep knowledge of the goals, objectives and plans that pursues, to improve the competitive position of the organization
  • Promote the necessary aspects to obtain the desired quality level.
  • Cooperate with all the stakeholders for them to be satisfied.
  • Provide human and technical resources.
  • Disseminate information about the SIGMAQ and help the staff to become familiar with such documentation.
  • Promote implementation of policy and procedures.
  • Encourage self-evaluation as a tool for continuous improvement.
  • Develop and apply technologies and methodologies to facilitate the improvement of the business competitiveness, exploiting the existing body of scientific-technical knowledge and providing integral solutions to them.
  • Make R+D+i in areas of common interest to stakeholders, consolidating CARTIF as research unit.
  • Use education and training of researchers as a lever to improve skills and performance of the R+D+i activities.
  • Collect and act as a diffuser element of the current state of knowledge in each of the R+D+i areas.
  • Exploit and adequately protect the R+D+i results
  • Comply with all applicable legal requirements.

The CARTIF Direction and Staff undertake the conservation of natural resources based on the following principles for action on environment:

  • Identify and evaluate environmental issues associated with life cycle processes, activities and operations developed by CARTIF, improve continuously avoiding the transfer of impacts of one life cycle stage to another and prevent pollution.
  • Consider the environmental aspects associated with the life cycle of products, processes and services designed or redesigned within the projects developed by CARTIF. Working on improving the same, minimizing their environmental impact, considering the whole life cycle and preventing the transfer of environmental impacts from one stage to another.
  • Comply with environmental laws and applicable regulations to the processes, activities and operations carried out by CARTIF throughout the life cycle of these as well as other requirements to which CARTIF commits.
  • Use environmentally friendly products in the development of all its activities.
  • Inform and train CARTIF staff in aspects related to the environmental protection.
  • Analyze and improve its practices and processes in the light of technological advances, of the new safety conditions and environmental science, aimed at preventing and minimizing adverse impacts on all areas of the environment.
  • Provide accurate and transparent information about the environmental performance of the center to customers, partners, governments and other stakeholders.

 

 

Dr.  José R. Perán
CEO