McGraths Limestone Works was among the 49 private and public sector organisations receiving awards last November 27 from the Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry. The County Mayo based company joined the likes of the international telecommunications company Vodafone and the State’s Forensic Science Laboratory in achieving certified levels of excellence under a range of headings.
McGraths Limestone Works, which is a 100 per cent family owned and operated company in Cong with more than 50 years’ experience in the business, was presented certificates for Quality Management (ISO 9001 ), Environmental Management (ISO 14001 ), and Health & Safety standard (OHSAS 18001 ).
The Minister joined the CEO of the National Standards Authority of Ireland to present the awards and to recognise the importance of standards in today’s competitive climate. “Standards are vital in the current economic climate, particularly for SMEs,” the Minister said. “Implementing standards in business can help to reduce the resources spent on research and development, and to effectively allocate resources in the toughest of times and improve their ability to innovate.”
NSAI invites members of the business community and the general public to get involved in the development of standards by visiting Your Standards, Your Say on www.nsai.ie