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EnviTec Biogas again awarded certifications
08 April 2021 High quality standards are part of day-to-day business in the EnviTec Biogas Group. The German biogas all-rounder, which has made a name for itself internationally as a supplier of made-to-measure biogas plants and the EnviThan biogas upgrading technology, proves its constant commitment to service quality with regular certifications – even despite the Covid-19 crisis.
“We’re very proud to have once again received full marks for every aspect of our ISO 9001 audit,” reports Martin Brinkmann, managing director of EnviTec Service GmbH. To ensure the successful completion of this complex recertification process, which is due every three years, data on all of the company’s business processes – from purchasing, sales, technical inside sales, warehouse management, construction supervision and commercial administration through to biological and laboratory services – was collated, reviewed, revised and documented by an internal team.
It’s a worthwhile investment – and not just for the company’s German office in Lohne but also for ‘audit newcomer’ Italy. “Audit content was effectively identical, which meant subsidiary certification for EnviTec Biogas S.r.I. Italy could run in parallel,” Brinkmann continues. Plenty of time and resources were also involved in the Italian audit. Brinkmann: “Thanks to meticulous preparation and organisation via video conference, we managed to pass both audits with flying colours.”
“Above all, this certification is also a sign of the major responsibilities we take on in terms of our partners and stakeholders,” says Arne Weber, Service Manager at EnviTec Biogas S.r.I., pointing to the continuous optimisation work on processes completed as part of day-to-day work. “This is why we also plan to gain certification to the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management standard as well as ISO 14001, an environmental standard that focuses on the responsible-minded handling of natural resources,” Weber continues.
“As evidence of EnviTec’s reliability as a partner and our ambitious quality goals, the certificate is not merely a feather in our cap but also encourages us to pursue our winning strategy – whether in Germany, Italy or the wider world,” Brinkmann concludes.
The French subsidiary of EnviTec Biogas has also received official notification of its outstanding dedication to quality, having just been certified as conforming to the French ‘Qualimétha’ mark. “This quality seal not only confirms that the company maintains high standards of quality but is also an important precondition for obtaining plant financing in this segment,” reports Christian Ernst, Managing Director of the EnviTec Biogas subsidiary in France.
Launched in 2019 on the initiative of ATEE Club Biogaz France, the quality mark aims to achieve structural improvements in France’s rapidly developing biogas sector and develop a quality management system tailored to this market. The mark primarily certifies project and construction management, as well as related areas such as sales, HR, and health and safety.
All in all, the quality mark is therefore a valuable tool for ensuring efficient project development while also offering guidance to investors, authorities, banks and insurers in their decision-making processes. EnviTec is one of the first companies in France to be awarded the certification and is now entitled to use the mark for the next three years.
About EnviTec Biogas AG
As a biogas all-rounder, EnviTec Biogas AG covers the entire value chain for the production and upgrading of biogas, including the planning and turnkey construction of biogas plants and biogas upgrading plants as well as their commissioning. The company takes charge of biological and technical services on demand, and also offers integrated plant and operational management services. EnviTec operates 76 of its own plants, making it the largest biogas producer in Germany. EnviTec’s business interests also include the direct marketing of upgraded biomethane as well as the marketing of electricity and balancing energy. The company is represented in 16 countries worldwide by its own companies, sales offices, strategic partners and joint ventures. In 2019, the EnviTec Group generated revenue of EUR 213.6 million and EBIT of EUR 10.3 million. The Group currently employs over 450 people worldwide. EnviTec Biogas AG has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since July 2007.
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