ANDRE is a company that has been trying to develop from the very beginning thanks to multidimensional cooperation with various entities, including by raising funds for innovation, implementation of new technologies or export support from the European Union funds.
Activity in many areas
Funds for the development of the company
Participation in EU projects brings many benefits to companies from the SME sector. Support from EU funds significantly translates into the dynamic development of ANDRE. EU subsidies cover many areas that significantly determine the company's competitiveness. Mainly R&D activities are co-financed, although EU support also covers a number of implementations of new technologies, including by investing in the research department, purchasing modern equipment, as well as subsidizing activities related to the company's marketing and exports.See more
ANDRE is successively reducing risks by improving its technological process and offering abrasive tools that provide ever better performance and high safety factor. This commitment is reflected in the following certifications and trademarks.
Integrated Management System (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001).
Through continuous improvement, the company maintains an Integrated Management System, which enables the effective and simultaneous management of multiple aspects of the company's operations through the establishment and implementation of a unified policy (see Integrated Management System Policy). The company holds a quality management system certificate 9001.
oSa - The Organization for the Safety of Abrasives
oSa is an independent organization that brings together and certifies the world's best manufacturers of abrasives. oSa is a symbol of safety and a guarantee of professionalism.
FEPA - Federation of European Producers of Abrasives
ANDRE ABRASIVE ARTICLES was accepted as a member of FEPA, the European organization of abrasive tool manufacturers, in 2017. One of the main goals of this organization is to promote abrasives produced in Europe, that meet strict safety standards and promote the safe use of these tools. For users of grinding wheels, ANDRE's membership in FEPA means in practice a higher safety factor.
Business Quality Certificate "Fair Play Enterprise"
The National Chamber of Commerce has been awarding ANDRE the certified title of "Fair Play Enterprise" for more than a dozen years. At ANDRE, the culture of "fair play" has been in place since the beginning of its operations. The certificate, supported by a multi-stage verification process, strengthens the company's credibility among its partners and confirms its reliability. The Business Quality Certificate "Fair Play Company" for ANDRE is not only a confirmation of the integrity of the company's activities, but a genuine motivation for continuous improvement of the organization's culture and ethics.
European System of Distinctions and Quality Awards - "Wielkopolska Quality"
ANDRE has won the "Wielkopolska Quality" competition, organized by the Wielkopolska Quality Institute, several times. It has the title of Leader of the Complex Quality Management Program in the field of modern technological solutions in the production of abrasive tools. It was awarded the "Wielkopolska Quality" mark for its achievements in improving management in accordance with the EFQM Model.
In accordance with the mandatory ISO 14001 guidelines, the company has identified positive and negative environmental aspects. This is a group of the company's production activities, which may affect the environment more or less intensely. If this environmental impact is high, then the environmental management system talks about significant environmental aspects.
In harmony with nature
ANDRE and the natural environment
ANDRE has all the required permissions, including those in the form of decisions setting the volumes of dust and gas emissions, and decisions in accordance with which waste management activities are carried out.
There are no exceedances of emission limits.
Towards - environmentally friendly technologies
The Company's Integrated Management System Policy includes a declaration to produce professional abrasive tools that meet global standards in terms of utility value, environmental impact and attention to safe operation.
Taking into account the identified environmental aspects, ANDRE ABRASIVE ARTICLES uses and implements environmentally friendly technologies when planning further investments. The company undertakes initiatives to popularize environmental issues among its employees.
Declaration of harmlessness
Solutions for the environment
ANDRE is constantly includes in its offer products that contain more and more perfect solutions that affect the quality of the environment, including by consistently eliminating substances that are harmful to the environment.
The abrasive tools supplied by ANDRE do not endanger health in the sense of the principles of criminal law, ordinances and regulations. They are free of antimony, lead, cadmium, asbestos and free of free phenol and free formaldehyde
Activities to improve the company's competitiveness include continuous improvement of the organization's efficiency. In the policy developed below, the company's goals have been clearly and precisely defined, which is to serve the development of ANDRE ABRASIVE ARTICLES, consistent with previously adopted mission and vision.
DINTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM POLICY
ANDRE ABRASIVE ARTICLES Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.
Koło, 20.09.2021 r.
DOur priority is to meet the requirements and quality expectations of users of the abrasive tools we manufacture and to ensure that they are safe to use. At the same time, we attach great importance to environmental protection and compliance with labor laws and the safety of our employees, creating a long-term strategy for sustainable development.
DWe commit ourselves to:
D1. Meet legal requirements and other regulations relating to both the quality of manufactured products, as well as environmental protection and occupational health and safety.
2. Continuous improvement of the abrasive tool manufacturing process through the implementation of new technological and technical solutions based on cooperation with scientific and research institutions.
3. Producing professional tools that meet global standards for utility value, environmental impact and safe operation.
4. To prevent the emergence of environmental hazards and to take systematic measures to reduce the negative impact on the natural environment.
5. To take all technical and organizational measures to prevent the occurrence of occupational diseases and accidents at work and potentially accidental events, and to use raw materials for production that are as safe as possible for the employee, the user and the natural environment.
6. Raising the level of awareness and competence of employees.
7. To create a positive image of the company towards our stakeholders, i.e. customers, contractors, suppliers, employees and the local community, and to take measures aimed at achieving professional satisfaction of the staff.
8. Provide adequate resources and means to implement this Policy.
9. To continuously improve the quality, environmental, health and safety management system in order to effectively implement the company's mission, vision and strategy in its environment and business environment.
DThe tool for effective management of the quality of manufactured products, the environment and occupational health and safety is an implemented and integrated management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.