Quality

ISO 9001

Thomas Bow City Asphalt is a proactive, progressive, quality assured organisation which is committed to serving our clients’ requirements in all aspects of civil engineering and surfacing works for public, commercial and private sectors.

We aspire to be an ethical organisation and as such put the management of quality, health, safety and the environment above any other business strategy.

Our corporate objective is to deliver all aspects of our business with professionalism, proficiency and diligence providing a quality service to our clients ensuring that their projects are:

• Delivered on time
• In a manner that is safe
• Free of defects
• Providing best value for money
• Conforming to contractual and regulatory requirements

We deliver effective & efficient “Civil Engineering and Surfacing” through the mechanisms of our Integrated Management System (IMS) which has been specifically developed in-house and achieved external accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management including National Highways Sector Scheme 16 (NHSS 16) and BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management. We will retain our existing accreditations through a process of continual improvement and adhering to policy.

The company places great importance in the training of all staff from a management and technical point of view. In order to demonstrate this, the company has increased its investment in the Continual Professional Development of all staff. It is considered that management ability and expertise is at the forefront of effective quality management.

Quality Management is fundamental to the manner in which all work is undertaken by the company and the operating practices employed by our staff. Thomas Bow City Asphalt’s commitment to quality is underlined by a totally integrated effort toward improving performance and service delivery at every level of our organisation within an ever demanding marketplace.

ISO 14001

Thomas Bow City Asphalt pledges to respect the environment in every aspect of our operations. Clear environmental objectives are established at board level and we pioneer eco-friendly policies and promote energy efficiency across the Group. We also recognise that effective management of resources – in energy, land and materials ultimately cuts costs and creates competitive advantage. Yet we take every precaution to avoid health hazards and minimise the environmental impact of our operations.

We aim to:
• Minimise energy waste
• Minimise the emission of pollutants
• Reduce noise pollution
• Utilise building materials that are either recyclable or from sustainable sources
• Carefully dispose of any hazardous or potentially toxic materials
• Improve environmental awareness
• Follow a sustainability policy

We optimise the use of existing materials by recycling, modifying and re-using making every effort to reduce materials being disposed off site.

Having achieved BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management in 2008, we are now continuously seeking ways, means and system improvements to further enhance our environmental awareness.