4.3. Quality standars for goods and services
In 2012, BME maintained minimum quality standards for
certain services or the acquisition of certain goods as es-
tablished in previous years.
For the technological assets important for BME’s activi-
ties, where IT equipment must be updated regularly and
always be at the forefront of technology, the company
uses suppliers whose products are guaranteed with the
ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR-tagged computers feature an energy
savings mechanism which automatically disconnects the
machine when not in use, helping to slash energy con-
sumption (by up to 40%, according to the manufacturer)
and ensure that computers perform better and last
longer.
Also, for
office supplies
such as paper the company works
exclusively with suppliers who respect the environment.
Manufacturing processes at BME’s paper suppliers there-
fore meet the quality and sustainability standards con-
tained in ISO 140001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999.
Although it may appear less important, the
coach operator
used by the company has certificates issued by Madrid’s
Chamber of Commerce and Industry verifying that the
company complies with UNE-EN ISO 14001:2004 standards
for environmental management systems and with UNE-EN
ISO 9001:2008 standards for quality systems, which contain
guidelines for best environmental practices andwasteman-
agement, respectively. It also has the Company and Coach
Safety Certificate, boasting a good level of Safety and Trans-
port of Persons in accordance with the criteria contained in
the CSEAA-INSIA certification procedure.
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