Smith’s commitment to protecting employee health and safety is recognized
Houston, TX (July 8, 2020) – Smith, a global distributor of electronic components and semiconductors, today announces its certification to the ISO 45001 standard at its distribution centers in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. ISO 45001 is a process management system that recognizes Smith’s capability to identify, control, and decrease risks associated with occupational health and safety.
Smith’s Houston headquarters has been certified to OHSAS 18001 – the benchmark for workplace health and safety prior to the introduction of ISO 45001 – since 2015 and recently transitioned to ISO 45001 as part of the global certification process. Achieving this certification demonstrates Smith’s dedication to providing a safe work environment for both employees and visitors.
The ISO 45001 standard utilizes a plan-do-check-act model for organizations to outline action items to minimize the risk of illness or injury, and it also provides a framework for integrating health and safety initiatives into operational plans and processes.
“The wellbeing of Smith’s employees is of the utmost importance to us,” said Kirk Wehby, Smith’s Chief Operating Officer. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in our communities, our health and safety management system has been an essential tool to help us develop and implement new policies and procedures to reduce the risk of transmission.”
“Achieving global certification to the ISO 45001 standard demonstrates Smith’s dedication to protecting our employees from potential hazards in the workplace,” Wehby continued. “We are proud to have our commitment to occupational health and safety recognized.”
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and computers to appliances and directional drilling systems. In 16 cities around the world, Smith’s legion of employees communicates in 50 languages and dialects and buys and sells components 24 hours per day, with global annual sales in excess of $1.35 billion. Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using cutting-edge technology. The support of Smith’s flexible Intelligent DistributionTM model optimizes customers’ supply chains from beginning to end, including offering customized options for IT asset disposition that deliver maximum ROI, sustainability, and security. Smith’s testing and logistics hubs in Houston, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam cover critical areas like quality management, counterfeit prevention, and environmental safety. Smith’s operations, purchasing, and sales worldwide are seamlessly integrated with the company’s global IT infrastructure, offering real-time, global inventory and logistics visibility. Smith is the leading independent distributor of electronic components and ranks number nine among all global distributors. For more information, please visit https://www.smithweb.com or reach out to a Smith representative any time of day at +1 713.430.3000.
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