Activ8 Achieves ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2015 Certification | Adding To Our ISO 9001 Success!

Having initially gained certification of registration Quality Management Systems to ISO 9001:2008 in February 2016 (Crazy to think we covered this in a blog post almost 4 years ago - click to read) and being the first solar company to introduce standards in the market, Activ8 Solar Energies successfully completed the transition to ISO 9001:2015 in December of the same year. In the following years, Activ8 solely focued on the continual improvement of both the effectiveness and the efficiency of the Quality Management System. In early 2020, we started the process of building a new integrated management system, combining all three standards with one set of policies and procedures and providing us with the ability to bring all of our objectives into a unified system. In early November we completed our initial audit of the integrated system with NSAI (National Standards Association of Ireland), and we are absolutely delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved certification in all three international standards.

We are delighted to announce that having been the first solar company in Ireland to achieve certification ISO 9001 Quality Management standards in the solar market, we now have achieved certification in ISO 14001 (Environmental) and ISO 45001 (Occupational H&S). This is on top of record scores in Quality, Environmental and H&S in our annual Achilles Supply Line audit in 2020 also. This a huge achievement for our team in the most challenging year of them all! CEO Ciaran Marron would like to extend his thanks to all of the hard-working staff for their dedication and commitment to the management system. Although this type of certification is based around processes and policies, it is the attitude and dedication in delivering a high-quality service for our customers that really allows us to accomplish such achievements.


Raymond Clarke, QEHS Manager with our three NSAI ISO Certificates & our Achilles Supply Line Audit Certificate 

Raymond Clarke, QEHS Manager  - “It’s a huge milestone for Activ8 and it is down to the sheer hard work and dedication of all the staff and management. It has been a massive year with achieving record scores with our Achilles external audit and now having three international standard certifications. In the most challenging year of them all, everbody has embraced change within the company, allowing us to focus on a safer workplace, happy customers and a greener environment”.


Now ISO 9001:2015 Accredited!

We were truly delighted to announce that we had officially secured ISO 9001:2008 accreditation through the National Standards Authority of Ireland back at the beginning of 2016. We showed through customer testimonials what this quality control meant for our customers. Well, we didn't rest on our laurels.

We went after the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation by going further with our ISO 9001 implementation measures.

ISO 9001 is awarded to companies for exceptional Quality Management Systems, allowing us to further strengthen our reputation within the Irish solar industry for our dedication to quality of service. This is backed up by our stringent process management that guarantees our consistent quality of service with each and every customer, install and project that we undertake.

Acquiring this more up-to-date accreditation was extremely important for us as a company, making sure that we stayed as the only dedicated solar installers in Ireland to receive the ISO mark of quality. After a lengthy process in conjunction with the National Standards Authority of Ireland 3 years ago, an important process for everyone here, it was important for us to strengthen that reputation going forward.

It gives our current customers further peace of mind as to the pedigree of their install, the stability of our guarantees and the standards to which our customer service will deliver if they ever need us. It should also go a long way towards helping any prospective customers make up their mind as to with whom they wish to deal with. We hope this helps establish Activ8 Solar Energies as the industry leader in quality. Quality of survey, design, fit, install and overall service.

With many companies trying to enter the industry on the back of last years SEAI solar PV grant, we hope that people acknowledge the importance of quality and the strict adherence to quality across the many processes here in Activ8 Solar Energies.

For our CEO Ciaran Marron, it echoes the slogan of the company;

"We do not follow standards, we set them!"


Activ8 Solar Energies Feature at Reception of NSAI ISO9001 Certification Event

Our General Manager Aidan Marron, along with our Installation Manager Stephen Duffy, attended the recent NSAI event where a number of companies were awarded their NSAI certificates. We were there to collect our ISO 9001 Accreditation for our Quality Management Systems. This event was used by the NSAI to showcase the direct correlation between companies who have received certification and their operating profit and growth.
We can only speak of our own experience. We would agree with the results of the study whilst also wanting to shed some light on how the process improvements involved in readying the company are what actually result in company growth and profit improvements.

We can only speak in relation to our own experience within the solar industry, but when it comes to an investment such as solar panels, we feel that customers will look towards our NSAI certification and no that they are dealing with a company that puts quality at the forefront of everything they do. Here at Activ8 Solar Energies, our ISO9001 accreditation for Quality Management Systems is proof. Proof that whatever stage a customer is at, they are involved in a process that some 7000+ customers have gone through, allowing us to refine and perfect our own processes for a better customer experience as they purchase a solar system from us.

This certification is one that we are very proud of, given that we are the only dedicated solar installer in Ireland to achieve ISO9001. Something that sets us apart from competitors and gives our customers reassurance that their investment in solar panels with Activ8 Solar Energies, is a safe investment.