Achieving ISO 45001
23 May 2019
Make Business, business services division of Make UK (formerly EEF), has supported international information technology company, Fujitsu, in achieving ISO 45001, the first organisation to be awarded the new standard by global testing, inspection and certification expert, Bureau Veritas.
Fujitsu EMEIA identified the international standard as a route to business-wide consistency and worked with Make Business to re-write the management standard to meet its organisational needs. Partnering with Make Business, Fujitsu effectively achieved its legal and language requirements and was able to cross borders to ensure compliance for its 140,000 employees, in 100+ territories.
Make Business created a comprehensive international legal register spanning over 30 EMEIA countries, which enabled the organisation to establish a single set of workforce-wide behaviours, overcoming language, cultural and legal barriers. Head of health and safety at Fujitsu, Simon Head, says: “We considered various global partners and, after due diligence, chose Make Business. Their international OH&S track-record makes them a partner in whom we could trust to push boundaries and challenge accepted norms and restrictions when working globally.”
For Fujitsu, as one of the first global technology businesses to achieve ISO 45001, the programme has generated substantial reputational value. Make Business’s health, safety and sustainability lead, Ian Cooke, says: “45001 raises the bar on 18001. It integrates ethos, strategy and cross-organisational leadership with traditional H&S concerns and adds verifiable process to principle. Applying it with dedication and hard work, we have built a fantastic model.”
For more information about Make Business and its portfolio of business services providing practical support in HR, legal, health and safety and training, visit: www.makeuk.org/45001.