Johnsons of Whixley celebrates 30 years of quality accreditation

Leading commercial nursery Johnsons of Whixley is celebrating achieving the BSI ISO 9001 Quality re-accreditation for the 30th year in a row.

The North Yorkshire family-run business, which is celebrating its centenary year, has secured the ISO 9001 Quality Management, which they have achieved since 1991. The company have also re-achieved ISO 14001 Environment Management standards since April 2010.

Johnsons supply 5-6 million plants throughout the UK each year with their plants embellishing their surroundings and making a positive contribution to the environment.

The ISO 9001 Quality Management is a clearly defined set of business processes, which defines Johnsons’ commitment to creating products and services following pre-defined standards. ISO 9001 is internationally recognised and one of the most popular international quality management systems.

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system for businesses. It provides a framework that a business can follow of standards on environmental management. Integrating it with other management systems standards, like ISO 9001, can further assist in accomplishing organisational goals.

Achieving these accreditations provides current and existing customers with confidence and knowledge that the nursery is dedicated to upholding a high standard of business management and environmental processes, making Johnsons’ one of the few true net contributors to the environment.

Johnsons have also invested in 3 new electric 4 x 4 Hisun buggies this month, the robust vehicles will be trialled on the nurseries five sites with a view to replace all dumper trucks by 2025. One charge can last an impressive full working day and will be used to tow trailers and bespoke equipment.

Graham Richardson, Managing Director at Johnsons of Whixley, said: “We are proud and delighted to have achieved the BSI ISO Quality accreditation for the 30th year in a row. It demonstrates our dedication to adhering to an external system of quality management and environmental standards to ensure the best quality products and services to current, new and potential customers. The new electric buggies are also a great addition and will reduce costs and further enhance our environmental credentials significantly in years to come.”

Johnsons plants can be found throughout the UK in projects such as The Forth Road Bridge, Queensferry, National Trust, Studley Royal Water Garden, The A50 Growth Corridor Staffordshire, Grantley Hall, The National Arboretum Centre, The Event Complex, Aberdeen and Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Europe’s leading science campus.

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