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Standards & Accreditations

Standards and Accreditations


    Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) was established in 1990. This is the assessment method for buildings used by BRE. Specific products can be BREEAM assessed or building specifications/actual buildings can be BREEAM rated. A BREEAM rating is based on a 60 year life of the building. Products that are deemed by the manufacturer to last less than 60 years have multiple points calculated based on their estimated product life. Generic ratings for products can be viewed on the Green Guide website where products are rated generically across 13 weighted environmental issues. Buildings and products are rated A+ to E where A+ is the best performing and E the worst performing. These ratings can only be used to assess products from the same category; for example an A+ rating in soft flooring is not necessarily higher than a B rating in hard flooring. Currently BRE ratings are only available for floor tiles. There is no category within BRE to cover wall tiles.

  • BRE ratings for floor tiles

    The generic rating for porcelain tiles for use on Commercial Floors is B, Porcelain with at least 40% recycled content or slim porcelain products (4mm thick) are rated generically as A. In Health environments Porcelain with at least 40% recycled content and slim porcelain are classed as A+.More specific usage information can be found on the Green Guide website.

  • The recycle logo

    The recycle logo has various forms and is an identification to indicate ranges that contain recycled content either from the producer’s own production process or utilising waste from other local producers. The recycle logo indicates products which incorporate a percentage (by volume) of re-cycled or re-processed ceramic waste. This percentage can change from production batch to production batch due to numerous factors (including amount of recycled material available) but the minimum recycled content is noted on the relevant range pages.

  • LEED

    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) began in 1998 and is an internationally recognized green building certification system. It provides third party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all areas of responsible construction. Developed by the US Green Council it is now widely used across continental Europe. Points are awarded for various stages in a buildings life (building, use, maintenance and demolition) and a LEED rating is calculated on the life of the building.

  • Ecolabel

    Ecolabel is a labelling system for consumer products (not foods or medicines) that are made without detrimental effects to the environment. Ecolabel is a totally voluntary scheme. The EU Ecolabel was established in 1992. Ecolabel products are assessed on their environmental impact from raw materials, production, packaging, use by consumer and disposal (cradle to grave). The label is only awarded to products that meet these environmental and performance standards.

  • EMAS

    Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary initiative designed to improve the environmental performance of organisations. It is completely compatible with ISO14001 but is perceived to go further. As ISO14001 EMAS is awarded for voluntary environmental management, internal efficiency, transparency and employee involvement. It is a way to show commitment to improving environmental performance.


    The ANSI (American National Standards Institute)- ASQ (American Society for Quality) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) was established in 2005. This is a quality and environmental management accreditation similar to ISO9001 and ISO14001 combined.

Company Accreditations

At Johnson Tiles we actively pursue a policy of technical, environmental and design achievements for both products and processes. These policies have gained us worldwide recognition, with our main accreditation awards being:

Note: All the accreditation awards are subject to regular re-assessment by their awarding bodies.

  • BSI Kitemark Licence No.7325.

    We were the first ceramic tile manufacturers to receive the Kitemark award

  • EN ISO9001 Registered Firm Status Registration FM 26818

    Our quality systems and procedures have been recognised by the assessment body BSI.

  • EN ISO14001 Registration EMS 40817

    Our environmental management system has been recognised by the assessment body BSI.

  • Modern Slavery Act

  • Investors in People

    Johnson Tiles achieved the criteria for the award during 1999 and has retained it ever since. This follows a policy of continuous improvement for its employees through training and personal development programmes.

Our Awards

We have also received other industry and international awards for our achievements in several commercial areas.

  • The Queen’s Award for Environmental Achievement.

    This was awarded in 1997 and recognises our ceramic waste recycling scheme which prevents over 20,000 tonnes of ceramic waste being tipped in local landfill every year. The scheme involves 14 other local factories.

  • Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award. Environmentalist of the Year 1997.

    This award recognises our waste recovery scheme.

  • ebeafi ’98

    European special commendation for our waste recovery programme 1998.

  • The Sunday Times Top 50 Best Green Companies Awards 2008

    Ranked 27.

  • The Sunday Times Top 60 Best Green Companies Awards 2009

    Ranked 26.

  • The Sunday Times Top 60 Best Green Companies Awards 2010

    Ranked 33.

  • The Sunday Times Top 60 Best Green Companies Awards 2011

    Ranked 25.

About our quality standards

Johnson Tiles manufactures tiles to strict levels of quality, all of which to comply with the requirements of the appropriate British Standard, and European Norms for ceramic wall and floor tiles.

Strict quality control is an essential aspect of tile manufacture, our systems and procedures have been recognised by the British Standards Institution through its our achievement of EN ISO 9001 Registered Firm Status.

Our award winning environmental management system has been recognised by the British Standards Institution and the award of ISO 14001 in 1998. A division of Norcros Group (Holdings) Limited. Learn more about Norcros at

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Health and Safety policy

The Board of Directors of Johnson Tiles considers matters of health and safety as fundamental to the Company’s success and growth and is committed to giving active support to ensure that this principle is carried out in practice. We believe that effective health and safety management contributes to the performance of the business by reducing injuries, ill health, unnecessary losses and liability. This policy will be consistent with the commitments expressed in the Norcros plc Group Health & Safety Policy.

We will take all necessary steps to comply with the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, all other UK and European legislation and standards affecting our activities, together with any future standards of protection. Using the principle of continuous improvement, the Company is committed to achieving levels of control beyond those of purely legal compliance.

We undertake, as far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees and of others who may be affected by our operations, such as members of the public, contractors and visitors, by taking all necessary reasonable steps and, in particular, by providing:

  • A safe and healthy working environment with safe plant and safe systems of work.
  • A safe place of work with safe means of access and egress.
  • Safe working practices, adequate supervision and, where deemed necessary, provision of personal protective equipment.
  • Safe use, storage, handling and transport of goods and materials.
  • Information, instruction, training to our employees at all levels to ensure competence and awareness of health and safety   hazards in order to minimise the risk of injury to our employees and to others.
  • Health surveillance, where necessary, and health advice through the Occupational Health Department.
  • A copy of the Health & Safety Policy for each employee.
  • Specialist health & safety advice to support the implementation of this policy.

We will ensure that all necessary resources are provided in the areas of health, safety, welfare, engineering, technology and training as are necessary to enable those with specific duties to effectively discharge the responsibilities laid upon them within this policy.

We will ensure that effective assessments are made of all significant risks, that suitable risk controls and protective measures are implemented and monitoring is undertaken to maintain standards.

We will seek to develop active co-operation and input of all employees in improving standards of health, safety and welfare at all times. We will maintain a health & safety committee incorporating Trades Union health & safety representatives and other employees of all levels.

This policy, its underlying procedures, the organisation designed to accomplish it and the effectiveness of its implementation will be monitored and reviewed by the Health & Safety Committee. This policy document will be revised and updated as necessary.

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