Our Integrated Management Policy
AVL assumes responsibility in changing times
Our world is changing: climate change, globalization, digitalization, increased need for security and safety as well as greater health awareness are causing us all to rethink and act. Every company must take this comprehensive process of change into account in what they do. AVL is happy to assume this responsibility – and to implement it in the form of an integrated management system.
We act responsibly
Environmental protection, sustainability and climate neutrality have highest priority in our corporate strategy and daily work. However, information security, occupational safety, health and, of course, quality are also major concerns to us. Equal opportunity, the ban on child labor, the promotion of health, labor protection, environmental and climate awareness, and human rights – all are firmly anchored in our corporate culture. AVL is setting itself goals to implement this policy.
We work sustainably
The overarching goal of our company is to provide services and products for sustainable mobility. Therefore, we create products that are as energy-efficient as possible, support the circular economy and are based on environmentally friendly materials and substances in their manufacture as far as possible.
AVL is committed to
- meeting appropriate requirements and obligations of customers, legislation, authorities, and other relevant and mandatory regulations,
- providing safe working conditions under consideration of the used hazardous substances and promoting health of employees,
- protecting the environment and the climate,
- avoiding accidents at work and preventing work-related illnesses,
- careful handling of and preventing environmental impacts on water, air and soil, as well as eliminating hazards by minimizing health and safety risks in our sphere of influence,
- the regular involvement of employees and their representatives in the management system for occupational health & safety and environment,
- the continuous improvement of our integrated management system, in order to optimize our performance regarding environment, quality, information security, as well as occupational health & safety and achieve the objectives set.
We are environmentally aware in our thinking
Our mission is to develop “green mobility” – climate-friendly, future-oriented and energy-efficient. With our expertise, we contribute to the development of resource-friendly, sustainable mobility and energy solutions on a daily basis. Thanks to innovative methods and taking into consideration the model of the circular economy, we are constantly improving the quality of our services and products in order to offer our customers optimal support when facing future challenges.
We communicate openly
Whether with suppliers, customers, employees, partners, authorities or the public – we always act transparently. Upon request, we provide all the relevant information and make processes traceable. This makes it easy for our highly qualified staff to not only meet individual customer requirements, but also global demands. The topics of quality, environment, information security and occupational safety are present every day and are constantly intensified through regular training courses, campaigns and activities.
This policy applies for the whole of AVL
Our integrated management systems constantly keep an eye on the environment, society and politics. Clear structures of responsibility make economic and ecological concerns an integral part of our company culture, allowing us to meet our objectives and consistently improve procurement, production and service provision. After all: What we do today determines what the world will look like tomorrow.*
* Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 – 1916), Moravian-Austrian author
ISO 9001 - Quality Management System
We insist on the best possible quality standards. Therefore, we have implemented a Quality Management System which is ISO 9001 certified since 1992. The international standard ISO 9001 gives organizations of all types and sizes the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to deliver quality products and services.
- Commit ourselves to numerous quality aims
- Focus on continuous improvement
- Maintain an audit program and a document control
- Apply an AVL internal quality gate systematic to ensure a controlled product development and an efficient and adequate project execution
ISO 14001- Environment Management System
The international environmental management standard ISO 14001 defines globally recognized requirements for an environmental management system and is part of a family of standards. This family of standards includes numerous other standards for various areas of environmental management, including life cycle assessments, environmental indicators and environmental performance assessments.
We at AVL are ISO 14001 certified since 2002. For us, responsibility for people and the environment is a basic component of the corporate values and the corporate strategy. Therefore, we act sustainably and with foresight to meet the future changes while taking into consideration ecological and economic framework conditions.
For more than 20 years we have been participating in the ECOPROFIT® program of the city of Graz. Since the very beginning, the ECOPROFIT® program has supported the active integration of strategic and operational benefits of an environmental management system into the working environment of employees and management. The numerous workshops and working groups on a wide range of topics, such as waste law, resource efficiency, mobility or hazardous materials, which are organized and held by the ECOPROFIT® team of the City of Graz, support the continuous development of the programs running on these topics at AVL.
In 2007 we were awarded the ECOPROFIT® Award for ten years of successful participation in the ECOPROFIT® program by the Mayor of Graz.
ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System and TISAX
IT security procedures and information security management systems specify the requirements for setting up, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving a documented information security management system, taking into account, assessing and dealing with information security risks in the individual context of an organization.
The TISAX assessment builds to a large extent on the ISO 27001, but supplements it with specific information security measures (e.g. prototype protection) for the automotive sector. The scopes and assessment results of TISAX (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) are shared among the participants via the ENX portal.
AVL has been certified according to ISO 27001 since 2010 and is continuously expanding the scope of its information security certifications. By continuously improving our global information security management system, we strive to maintain the trust of our customers, partners, suppliers and employees
ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
ISO 45001 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization in March 2018 and describes requirements for an occupational health and safety management system and instructions for implementation.
We are serious about improving employee safety, reducing workplace risks and creating better, safer working conditions and are ISO 45001 certified since 2021.
ISO/SAE 21434 – Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering
The ever increasing connectivity of vehicles also leads to an increase in their attack surface. ISO / SAE 21434 defines measures to prevent the exploitation of these attack surfaces to ensure that road users continue to enjoy a secure and safe driving experience.
AVL has been certified according to ISO / SAE 21434 since 2022, just in time with the entry into force of UN Regulation 155, to make our contribution to the cybersecurity and safety of future mobility.
ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
Evaluating measurement results is as challenging as it is critical to your automotive development processes. To get the results of calibrations and ensure the technical credibility and competence of your laboratories, regular calibration of your measurement instruments is essential. This can be difficult, as strict quality requirements govern the calibration method you use. Adding to this, you have to also monitor both measurement uncertainty and the measurement standards you choose.
AVL’s ISO 17025 Accredited Calibration Service can help you overcome these challenges. With it, you can ensure your calibration processes are standardized and ISO certified. By using calibration services that are line with ISO 17025, you can have peace of mind that quality and reliability guide your applied calibration methods. These factors play a decisive role in ensuring the quality of measurement results and are essential when it comes to the development and certification of drive trains and vehicles.