GRAHAM recognised for collaboration

Tue, August 28th, 2018

GRAHAM recognised for collaboration as strong growth continues

Liverpool-based contractor GRAHAM has achieved international certification ISO 44001 for ‘Collaborative Business Relationships’, reinforcing the privately-owned company’s position as a leader in the UK construction market.

The independent third-party endorsement was announced following a rigorous Certification Stage 2 audit, which revealed zero non-conformances or areas for concern. ISO 44001 represents a new generation of international standard and provides a common platform to harness the benefits of collaborative working.

The award coincides with a significant period of growth for GRAHAM in the North West, where the firm has realised over £300m of negotiated work since it established a presence in 2013, creating several hundred local jobs in the process.

Ranked 16th in the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, GRAHAM’s current signature projects include Liverpool’s The Strand Development (£55m).

Commenting on the attainment of the prestigious ISO accreditation, GRAHAM’s Regional Director – England North (Building), Gary Hughes, said:

“The award of the ISO 44001 accreditation affirms our unique way of working and proves that we are actively promoting and adopting collaborative best practice, not just in the North West, but throughout the UK.

“As a truly national business, with an annual turnover in excess of £760m, we are clearly benefiting from our targeted focus on collaboration, which has propelled us towards continual improvement and sustainable, responsible business growth.

“So too are our clients and partners, particularly here in the North West, who are also receiving added value and certainty, founded on our expertise and local supply chain model, throughout the project journey. This is central to the GRAHAM business strategy whereby true collaboration is at the forefront of every relationship.”

All of GRAHAM’s regions and sectors have now attained ISO 44001 following the Certification Stage 2 audit. Upon completion the NQA auditor stated that the organisation is ‘very engaged with collaboration and committed to ISO 44001’.

The accreditation serves to:

• Provide infrastructure to support GRAHAM’s collaborative approaches
• Highlight a competitive advantage that GRAHAM offers to clients
• Provide evidence for work winning teams to promote GRAHAM’s collaborative approach

ISO 44001 represents a new generation of international standard with a focus on behaviours, organisational culture and management processes providing a common platform to underpin sustainable business relationships and harness the benefits of collaborative working.

NQA is a third party independent accredited certification organisation that approve all of GRAHAM’s ISO certifications.

They have issued over 36,000 certificates to clients in over 70 countries for a range of management systems certifications including Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety, Information Security, Energy and Collaborative Standards.

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