At YTM each of our memberships and accreditations as listed below is important to us as a sign of our commitment to do the best we can in the industries in which we operate; and implementing measures of Best Practice from each ensures that we act in a manner that is not only legal and ethical but is also respectful to other members, to our clients and to the general public.
ISO 9001 – Quality Management Standards (www.iso.org) ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates that we as an organisation have systems in place in order to operate efficiently and effectively. As a customer focussed business we understand the markets needs, and these well documented procedures ensure that we consistently provide a high quality product and service to meet these needs.
ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Standards (www.iso.org) We strive to be a socially responsible organisation and to be ISO 14001 accredited is evidence of this; that we implement measures to make efficient use of resources, limit waste, recycle and use recycled materials where possible in order to minimise the negative impact we may have on our environment.
SBID – The Society of British and International Design (www.sbid.org) Membership of SBID is an endorsement of professional knowledge and ability in the practice of interior design; at YTM we are honoured to be a member and especially to be an advisory member of the SBID Healthcare Panel in order to encourage the development of interior design principles specific to the care sector.
FSC – Forestry Stewardship Council (www.fsc-uk.org) YTM holds FSC chain of custody certification and aims to promote the use of materials that are certified with this mark. We are constantly assessing our raw material suppliers’ ability to ensure their products are manufactured from timbers that are sourced from certified locations.
ACID – Anti-Copying in Design (www.acid.uk.com) ACID supports businesses with in-house design capabilities, encouraging the development of Intellectual Property strategies to protect new designs. At YTM we are proud to be a member; to develop, promote and protect our original care home product and service designs.
CHAS – The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (www.chas.gov.uk) CHAS is a pre-qualification scheme used to assess organisational health and safety competence; accreditation confirms that we operate according to nationally recognised standards of health and safety and comply with relevant parts of health and safety law. This accreditation provides our customers with assurance that they are working with a competent supplier.
BCFA – British Contract Furnishing Association (www.thebcfa.com) Our membership of the BCFA is authentication of our capabilities as a furniture manufacturer for the contract market; producing products and services that have been appropriately and creatively designed for their intended environment and that offer quality and value to our customers.
FIRA – The Furniture Industry Research Association (www.fira.co.uk) FIRA International is one of the world’s leading furniture technology centres providing testing and certification for manufacturers. YTM products have been tested to the following standards: BS EN 16121: 2013 Level 1 – General contract use for cabinet furniture BS EN 15372: 2008 Level 2 – General contract use for tables BS EN 16139: 2013 Level 1 – General contract use for chairs. Please contact the sales office for a complete list of certified furniture.