Certification of the management systems

GEA had already started clustering its sites with integrated management systems under the umbrella of a unified GEA group certificate in 2016. GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, headquartered in Düsseldorf, was certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 as well as ISO 50001:2011 in June 2016, and, thus, heads the group of certified sites. Integration priority is subject to the expiry dates of the respective certificates awarded. In the year under review, the company succeeded in subsuming all certified sites of the Business Area Equipment as well as the first three sites of the Business Area Solutions under the group’s matrix certificate. Moreover, GEA Food Solutions Germany GmbH in Wallau was awarded its first certification in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.

  Management system Number of certificates  2017*  Number of certificates  2016* Number of certificates  under matrix certificate 2017 Covered by matrix certificate 2017 (in %)
DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 120 104 76 63
DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 29 23 15 51
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 24 17 12 50
DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 20 15 5 25
*) Comprises manufacturing sites, service and sales offices


  • ISO 9001 defines the minimum requirements to be met by the quality management system of an organization allowing the latter to provide products and services that fulfill customer expectations and comply with regulatory requirements. At the same time, the management system is to be subject to a continuous improvement process.
  • The international environmental management standard ISO 14001 stipulates the requirements to be met by an environmental management system and forms part of the family of standards applicable to environmental management. 
  • BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) is an internationally accepted basis for management systems in the field of occupational safety and health.
  • DIN EN ISO 50001 governs the establishment of a corporate energy management system for the purpose of increasing energy efficiency in the long run.