La Crosse, Wis., headquartered J.F. Brennan Company Inc. has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification to three separate international standards:
ISO 45001—Occupational Health and Safety Management
ISO 9001—Quality Management
ISO 14001—Environmental Management
Accreditation followed successful completion of certification audits by external auditor and registrar British Standards Institution (BSI).
Brennan says that reaching this milestone on an inaugural attempt during a pandemic demonstrates its dedication to quality and efficiency and reinforces the company’s commitment to a safe and secure workplace for employees acting as a steward of the environment.
Brennan began the process of obtaining certification back in 2014. Leading up to certification, it achieved a reduction in accident rates by enforcing a culture of uniform safety, quality, and environmental management.
While safety, quality, and environmental stewardship are long-standing principles within the company, an integrated ISO certification epitomizes all three values and proves that Brennan objectively maintains the highest global standards. To continually support and enforce ISO standards, Brennan employs a full-time safety staff, equating to one safety manager per 50 employees—double the ratio of a typical U.S. construction company.
Commenting on the achievement, President and CEO Matt Binsfeld said, “The pursuit of success is a core endeavor for all businesses who strive to lead in their industries. Success is not guaranteed, not easily achieved, and requires deliberate strategies and effort. Our multi-year journey has been a significant team effort that delivers on a long-held strategy to make success systematic.
In meeting the combined ISO standards, our organization has developed a formal quality management system that deliberately enhances the safety, quality, and environmental stewardship of our work. We are thankful for and want to highlight the exceptional efforts of our team in shifting paradigms with respect to how we execute work. As a result, the delivery of Brennan projects and client experience has been immeasurably enhanced beyond even our previous high standards.”
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. is a fourth-generation, family-owned company specializing in environmental remediation and marine construction services throughout waterways of the United States.