PBS Velká Bíteš is a precision engineering company, the manufacturer of high-speed turbine machines for the aerospace, power and transport industries. Our business covers a wide range of engineering areas, including the manufacture of precision castings, hi-tech machining of metals, electroplating and subsequent assembly of finished products. Our customers appreciate especially the high technical standard, reliability and quality of our products and services.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a priority for První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš, a.s. In its activity, PBS Velká Bíteš, a.s. is dedicated, in the long run, to fulfilling the corporate social responsibility concept with regard to all of the four basic pillars: regional, social, economic and environmental responsibility. PBS Velká Bíteš has voluntarily committed to treating environmental protection with full responsibility, to creating equal opportunities and a generally positive environment within its organisation, but also to supporting culture, sports, education and socially or physically disadvantaged groups. It goes without saying that we are committed to transparency in dealing with our clients and suppliers.
PBS Velká Bíteš supports a range of operations within the region, most of them being not-for-profit organisations, cultural associations, schools and educational establishments, facilities for the elderly or the disabled and sports clubs. The company has a responsible approach to the region; its philosophy is to support as many associations as possible, albeit with smaller amounts, rather than to focus on the costly sponsorship of a single sports club or organisation.
Although we are an engineering company, women account for more than 20% of our staff. We make no distinctions and fight discrimination against any employee on the grounds of their race, colour of their skin, gender, sexual orientation, language, faith and religion, political or other opinions, membership or activities in political parties or political movements, trade union bodies or other associations, nationality, ethnic or social background, property, family, state of health, age, marital or family status or family responsibilities.
We ensure equal treatment of all employees in terms of their working conditions, remuneration for work, vocational education and opportunities for functional promotions or other career advancements.
We have introduced quality management and environmental management systems governed by the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and AS 9100 Rev. C standards.
The functioning and efficiency of the quality and environmental management systems (QEMS) are regularly reviewed by the certification company LRQA and the competent bodies of the Civil Aviation Authority, European Aviation Safety Agency, Military Aviation Department at the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and State Quality Audit Department. Specified product families are subject to supervision and acceptance procedures conducted by representatives of Germanischer Lloyd, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds' Register, depending on specific requirements of individual customers.
We hold the 2012 Firm of the Year Award and the 2012 and 2013 Firm of the Vysočina Region Award. Some of the most recent achievements include prestigious awards in the 'Successful Firm' categories in the National Quality Award and the Vysočina Governor's Corporate Social Responsibility Award competitions.
Responsibility towards the environment – in all our activities
Our development strategy aims at providing products and services which meet the specified requirements of our customers in terms of their quality, reliability, performance and environmentally friendly concept. The objective is to have a manufacturing programme with minimum impact on the environment.
The principles of the company's strategy in the area of environment protection have been formulated in the 'Quality and Environmental Policy' – a document binding on all employees, persons and organisations working in the company's premises. By declaring the Policy, the company has expressed its commitment to the process of continual improvement and pollution prevention as well as to the fulfilment of relevant requirements of legal regulations and other requirements applicable to the company, effective utilisation of natural resources, protection of water, soil, air, and occupational health and safety. The process of handling waste and chemicals as well as the measures for cases of accident or emergency are an integral part of the Policy.
To fulfil this commitment we have implemented the environmental management system stipulated by the ČSN EN ISO 14001:2005 standard, and we hereby undertake the following:
- to continually improve the environmental management system and to integrate the environment protection in all business activities of the company,
- to enforce the requirements of environmental regulations with our suppliers,
- o prefer prevention over follow-up measures,
- to reduce the sources of risks, and to prevent accidental or emergency states,
- o observe valid legal regulations and other requirements applicable to the company,
- to implement the environmental management system in all activities of the company,
- to motivate, educate and hold our employees responsible in terms of compliance with the environmental policy,
- to strictly follow emission limits stated by legal regulations,
- to inform the public, interested parties, and all persons and organisations working for the company of the environmental policy and its implementation,
- to handle the waste and chemicals in accordance with legal regulations and other requirements.
In accordance with the requirements of ČSN EN ISO 14001:2005, the established environmental management system, individual processes and activities are reviewed at specified intervals in order to remedy any technical or organisational deviations, to ensure continual suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of the environmental protection, to define opportunities for improvement, needs of changes in the environmental management or environmental policy, targets and objectives. Our present and future processes and activities are and will be planned, assessed and supervised from the perspective of environmental aspects and targets.
We implement and will implement actions aimed at continual reduction of the environmental burden by our operations. Our business activity is based on professional knowledge and experience of our personnel who implement the principles of environmentally-friendly approach on our products from their design to procurement, production and their dispatch to the customer.
We undertake to monitor and control the pollution sources which cannot be eliminated yet, in order to minimise their emissions to the values compliant with the threshold limits. The industrial water we discharge has been cleaned and treated to meet the limits stated by law. We try to reduce waste, sort it, and pass it for further processing and utilisation.
We minimise the utilisation of substances which are specified as dangerous, and replace them by environmentally friendly substances and materials. Within the company premises we maintain grass plots and trees which create pleasant environment for our employees and enhance the overall image of our company. We also try to persuade our suppliers to implement the environmental management principles. We continuously cooperate with state authorities in fulfilling the notification, reporting and approval duties stipulated by applicable legal regulations and other requirements.
The most important precondition for success and competitiveness of our company is the product quality and the production management system. The quality of products and services is the key factor for the satisfaction of our customers and thus also for our stable economic performance.
To fulfil the strategic objectives we utilise the quality and environmental management system stipulated by AS 9100 Rev. C and ISO 14001:2004. By implementing the system within all process we ensure efficient utilisation of resources and enhance the competitiveness of our products.
In order to improve the production efficiency we invest into introduction of new modern technologies and development of new products. Our aim is to continuously optimise processes and reduce the costs, while efficiently utilising the required resources. One of the key factors of successful development is our qualified and experienced personnel who ensure high technical standard of our products and services.
In accordance with the documented procedures, the individual production programmes apply the requirements for the highest quality and environmentally friendly principles at all levels of the supplier chain, which results in establishing partner-supplier relations on a uniform qualitative basis, affected by the customer requirements. The performance of suppliers is assessed according to internal procedures and reviewed by audits performed by professionally competent staff from the Quality Management department. Compliance with the process-oriented quality management system implemented in PBS Velká Bíteš requires the evaluation of data on the results attained and on the customer satisfaction. The review of these processes is ensured through periodical internal audits.
The functioning and efficiency of application of the above stated quality and environmental management systems (QEMS) is regularly assessed by the certification company LRQA, the statutory authorities of the Civil Aviation Authority, the European Aviation Safety Agency, The Military Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, and the Government Quality Assurance authority. The specified product groups are subject to supervision by and submission to representatives of Germanischer Lloyd, Bureau Veritas and Lloydś Register on the basis of the individual customer’s requirements.