The following accreditations have been awarded to the British Geological Survey.
The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) is a non-profit making trade association established to improve the profile and quality of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.
BGS is pleased to announce its achievement of Bronze Athena Swan status. This is a scheme that recognises excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education.
As part of the Natural Environment Research Council the BGS has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard. The Standard is awarded to organisations that have committed to ongoing carbon emission reduction measures and have taken action to reduce their carbon footprint.
The BGS has received Cyber Essentials PLUS certification and has been assessed by RandomStorm for its UK based operation Certification confirms that the organisation was assessed against the Cyber Essentials Requirements (dated June 2014) and at the time of testing, the organisation's ICT defences were assessed to meet the Requirements.
BGS has extended its UKAS accreditation for some tests to cover the requirements of the Agency’s MCERTS Performance Standard for Laboratories Undertaking Testing of Soil. All analysis of contaminated soils submitted to the Agency for regulatory purposes must meet this Standard.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has achieved accreditation under the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS) from the Director of the OPSI.
The Investors in People Standard is a business improvement tool designed to help organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their people. BGS has been recognised as an Investor in People since 1996.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has achieved registration to ISO 9001:2008 at its Keyworth, Edinburgh, Wallingford and Cardiff sites. The BSI has provided the BGS with independent third party certification of its Management System and the interacting business processes across all its activities.
The BGS has achieved registration to ISO 14001:2004, which is regarded as the key environmental management standard by most organisations, and is the first NERC centre survey to achieve this.
The BGS laboratories hold UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025:2005 for the chemical testing of a wide range of geological and environmental materials.
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