Quality Standards and Accreditation

Alere Toxicology is committed to customer satisfaction and one of the ways we meet customer expectations is by working within recognised quality accreditations and standards.

We can demonstrate that we have a quality management system, work to the standard necessary to manufacture and supply medical devices plus have the level of competence required to have our two UK based laboratories accredited – all of which are regularly audited by independent organisations. We are also able to show that our occupational health and safety management system is certified.

Alere Toxicology is also audited by independent bodies representing various industries.

The right accreditations and certifications are more than a set of badges, they show you that we adhere to internationally recognised quality standards. Read on to learn about each individual standard we comply too.

The Benefits of Accreditation

"An organisation accredited by UKAS can prove its competence, impartiality and sustainable performance and ensure that everyone from specifiers, purchasers and suppliers to consumers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of services throughout the supply chain."

United Kingdom Accreditation Service

Find out more about the benefits of choosing an accredited supplier on the UKAS website.

Quality Standards

ISO 9001:2008

A globally recognised standard that any company can adopt to demonstrate a structured approach to quality management. Audited annually by BSI.

Audited annually by BSI.

 

ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012

The standard covers quality management for the design, manufacture and distribution of medical devices. It helps us maintain and improve the quality of our medical devices and related services whilst complying with regulatory requirements. 

Audited annually by BSI.

 

OHSAS 18001:2007

The standard that covers occupational health and safety management systems. It helps us create the best possible working conditions across our organisation.

Audited annually by BSI.

 

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (UKAS)

The standard that demonstrates competence to carry out tests using laboratory-developed methods. This applies to our oral fluid, urine and hair testing laboratories.

Audited annually by UKAS.

 

Industry Accreditations

RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme)

Supplier Number: 107180

Used by buyers of all products and services throughout the GB rail industry. This shows we meet the supplier qualification requirements to be part of this single entry point for suppliers to the rail industry.

Audited annually by Achilles.

 

Achilles UVDB (Utility Vendor Database (UK))

Supplier Number: 110464

Used by buyers of all products and services throughout the utilities industry. This shows we meet the supplier qualification requirements to be part of this single entry point for suppliers to the utilities industry.

Audited annually by Achilles.

 

Achilles Chemicals & Allied Industries Global

Supplier ID: 5110163

The Chemicals & Allied Industries Community enables organisations within this sector to purchase from suppliers that meet the agreed community standards for their products and/or services.

Verified annually by Achilles.

 

International Laboratories

Alere Toxicology also has five laboratories located within the United States (US) and between these laboratories and ours in the UK we service customers from around the world. The US laboratories hold a number of accreditations, registrations and certifications in addition to ours, please visit their website to find out more.