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Wednesday, 5th November

31 Irish companies received certification to world class standards from NSAI

The event which saw private, public and SME sector organisations such as Ordnance Survey Ireland, Glanbia Ingredients and Iarnród Éireann achieved world class standards of excellence under a range of headings including Health and Safety Management, Food Safety Management Systems, Environmental Management, and ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems – the most widely recognised management standard in the world. 

“The 31 companies here today are the brave ones, the ones who invested in standards when resources were limited. Now is the time to realise the benefits of these standards. Certification to standards will create opportunities for Irish companies both at home and abroad.  Standards also play a crucial role in innovation and as companies continue to develop and create new products and services I’d encourage them to look at the NSAI database and see what standards can help them to speed up the process,” said Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI.

Mr Ged Nash, T.D Minister of State for Business and Employment at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation offered his support for both NSAI and the 31 companies who reached certified levels of excellence at today’s event.
  “The investment in standards is a crucial one for companies who wish to excel and compete on an international stage.   Some of the companies that attended the NSAI certification event received certification to a second or third standard.   This is because the benefit of standards is becoming clearer.  Standards give companies a competitive edge at a time when new opportunities are arising and the economy is beginning to return to stability.”
Other companies present at the event included Bord Gáis Networks who were certified to Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001) and ESB International who were certified to Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001).

The standards awarded were: 

  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems
  • OHSAS 18001 - Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
  • ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management Systems
  • PEFC ST 1003 - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • ISO 1452-2 - Plastic Piping Systems for Water Supply

The investment in standards made by SMEs has the potential to contribute, not just to individual businesses and industries, but to the wider economy and the Government’s overall plan for job creation.  In addition to this, standards can allow businesses to apply existing standards to their innovation and development process to ensure quicker, more efficient results.


The full list of companies certified at today’s NSAI certification event is:

  • Acorn Regulatory Consultancy Services
  • Axflow Ltd
  • Azure Contracting Ltd
  • Bord Gáis Networks
  • Castlecabin
  • CField Construction
  • Chemifloc Ltd
  • Coillte
  • Cork County Fire And Building Control
  • Cork Plastics Manufacturing
  • Cully Automation Ltd
  • Duggan Steel Ireland Ltd
  • Eco Burner Ltd
  • ESB International
  • Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Ltd
  • GMC | Sierra Ltd
  • Greencastle Technology Ltd
  • Harmony Timber Solutions
  • Hollyfort Services
  • Iarnród Éireann
  • Jones Celtic Bioenergy
  • J.S. McCarthy
  • Kelly Builders (Rosemount) Ltd
  • Lampost Construction Co Ltd
  • Lining Technology
  • Mackin Consultancy Ltd
  • Michael Barrett Partnership
  • MK Country Fresh Eggs
  • National Waste Collection Permit Office
  • Ordnance Survey Ireland
  • Scollard Doyle Ltd
  • Tokheim Ireland Ltd

For media enquiries contact: Peter O'Reilly, NSAI PR Officer,