Quality, environment and safety

Quality ‘Managed by KOB’ for 115 years

Quality ‘Managed by KOB’ for 115 years
By controlling every production level, KOB ensures a consistent level of quality, based on a comprehensive quality management system and effective processes.

Environment: forward looking – economic and environmental success go hand in hand
Environmental protection is an integral part of all our actions. 

Safety: no compromises when it comes to occupational safety, product safety and secure supplies
Whether customers, users, patients or our own employees in Germany and India: KOB takes an active role for the security of many people with different needs.

Our quality management system

is integrated into all business processes and covers the entire process and supply chain. This also includes effective health and safety management as well as an active environ-
mental management system. This way we can offer you safe products corresponding to internationally recognised standards.

The environmentally conscious approach

  • 2004 Environmental certification ISO 14001
  • 2009 Reduction of overall energy consumption by 8 percent
  • 2010 KOB as a dena (German Energy Agency) reference energy project

Standards

  • Certification of production sites according to DIN EN ISO 13485
  • KOB medical devices with CE mark in line with the European Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC
  • Health and safety according to the OHSAS 18001 Standard
  • Works safety: KOB has its own profound emergency and fire protection concept

HSE Policy

KOB considers the health of its employees, safety, environmental protection and energy efficiency to be a core business responsibility. It is put into practice in all functions and at all levels in the form of concrete targets and codes of conduct. The necessary resources are provided.

Occupational health and safety, environmental protection and energy efficiency are integrated elements of our management system. All staff are called on to participate in the implementation and continuous improvement of the management system. With our HSE policy, our intention is to contribute to sustainable development and gain a competitive advantage at the same time.

We see our commitment to safety in the workplace and environmental protection as a social responsibility towards man and nature.

KOB considers the health of its employees, safety, environmental protection and energy efficiency to be a core business responsibility. It is put into practice in all functions and at all levels in the form of concrete targets and codes of conduct. The necessary resources are provided.

KOB evaluates and monitors the effects of its activities and products on its employees and on the environment. We use raw materials, water and energy sparingly and reduce our environmental impact to a minimum. In this context, we also take wide-ranging steps to prevent accidents and limit damage.

KOB complies with statutory requirements and meets its other binding obligations. The aim is not only to meet these requirements, but – wherever it makes sense – to outperform them.

KOB evaluates the effects of new activities, products, technologies and processes before they are introduced. The aim is to save resources such as raw materials, energy and water by means of environmentally friendly processes and technologies.

KOB integrates all employees in its ongoing endeavours to improve its internal standards. Staff are informed about the energy, environmental and safety criteria relevant to their area, trained in focused professional development programmes and motivated to act responsibly.

TÜV- und ISO-Zertifikate

Quality is more than a pledge for KOB. TUV and ISO certifications demonstrate a consistent, high quality standard that we maintain in all divisions every day.