12 January 2004
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Amey Highways also achieved certification to OHSAS 18001 for safety management systems and practice, and now operates a fully integrated management system. This strategy is likely to be followed by the other business units.

BSI’s Management Systems’ managing director, Neil Hannah, commented: “The implementation of these integrated management systems is designed to make businesses continually more responsive to customer needs, stimulating innovation and being more responsive towards employees’ well being.  Amey is a large and complex group of businesses, employing some 7,000 people at more than 100 sites across the UK, so it’s all the more impressive that the company has made such progress.  We congratulate them.”

Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of the Amey Group, said “These awards confirm our commitment to achieving excellence in everything we do, and are part of what we see as an ongoing process of measurement and improvement, not the end of that process.” 


Notes to editors

The Amey Group
Amey is a leading provider of integrated business support services to the public and private sector and is working closely with central and local government to develop major PFI/PPP projects, including education, health, transport and defence.  Services range from managing large scale transportation infrastructure to delivering professional and back office services, all of which are underpinned by leading-edge technology and a genuine partnering philosophy.

BSI Group

BSI Group believes in the universal adoption of best management practices, reduction of risk throughout the trading process and the harmonisation and acceptance of international standards by consent as a means of achieving economic prosperity and releasing the potential in all businesses to deliver excellence.

Founded in 1901 in the UK the BSI Group is now a global company made up of five complementary business units:

  • British Standards, the UK’s national standards body, is based in London, UK.  It creates and updates national and international standards, reflecting the needs of stakeholders, including UK businesses and consumers.
  • Business Information, a provider of information on standards and associated material.
  • Management Systems, a provider of certification to management systems is based at BSI’s headquarters in the UK. Following the 2002 purchase of the North American systems assessment business of KPMG, BSI Inc, based in Reston, Virginia, is the largest company providing management systems certification in North America.  Management Systems also has regional headquarters in Hong Kong to service the network of offices in the Asian-Pacific region.
  • Product Services, based in Hemel Hempstead, UK, provides product testing and awards Kitemark conformity certification and CE marking.  The Kitemark is a BSI registered trademark.
  • Inspectorate, the leading independent inspection and analysis company, joined the BSI Group in 1998.  Inspectorate has its main offices in Witham, UK; Houston, Texas and Singapore.

BSI Group is an international provider of services to businesses and other organisations. All our business units are working to the same vision of supporting business improvement and trade worldwide.  Through provision of standards, technical information, systems assessment, product testing and commodity inspection services, BSI supplies vital third-party services that enable its customers to trade effectively and to improve their operations and products.

In 2002 the Group's turnover was £232.8 million (US$370 million). Sir David John KCMG, group chairman BSI Group, was appointed in July 2002. For further information about BSI, please visit our website: www.bsi-global.com


Amey plc, the business services and transportation infrastructure specialist, begins 2004 with full certification to ISO 9001:2000 for quality management systems and ISO 14001 for environmental management across the whole Group.  The standards are awarded by the BSI Group – the international standards body – and demonstrate Amey’s ability to manage effectively its customer and supplier relationships, and its impact on the environment.

Each of Amey’s business units, Highways, Rail, Fleet Services and Business Services, has systematically worked towards individual certification during the past two years.  The culmination of this process was the achievement of certification by Amey plc, reflecting the linkage of the business units within the Group. This places Amey amongst the top support services providers for its demonstration of commitment to continual improvement.

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