Paul Horn GmbH certificates

As part of our corporate responsibility and due diligence regarding quality management, environmental protection, energy efficiency, and safety, lay down our corporate policy and control its implementation and supervision.

Our management system guarantees that all organisational, commercial, and technical activities affecting quality, environment, energy efficiency and the safety of our employees are properly planned, controlled, and supervised. Additionally, we ensure that contractually arranged requirements are met and regulations are fulfilled.

Our management system is based on the requirements of the currently valid versions of DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14 001, ISO 50001, as well as ISO 45001, and it includes all stages of product development.

By reviewing the results of internal system audits and periodic reports on quality, energy efficiency, environmental protection, and safety, executive management assesses the effectiveness of the management system.



ISO 9001:2015
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VDA 6.4:2017
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Quality management

As a manufacturer of high precision carbide cutting tools, Paul Horn GmbH carries a very special responsibility. The fulfilment of our customers‘ and our own high self-expectations regarding all our services and products is a vital prerequisite for success and therefore also for the survival of our company.

In order to meet these goals, we pursue modern quality management procedures including planning in line with market requirements and fulfilment of our customers’ quality requirements using all reasonable economic means in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 and VDA 6.4.

CERTIFICATE 14001:2015
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Environmental management

Every company is part of society and to secure its own future, it must take into account not only revenue and profit, but also public and social acceptance. For Paul Horn GmbH, environmental protection is an important corporate goal and an indispensable part of corporate policy.

Our management system, which was validated in 1997 in accordance with EG-Öko-Audit-VO1836/93, was adapted to the requirements of ISO 14001 in 1999 and has been certified since July 2000.

ISO 50001:2018
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Energy management

Our energy management system applies to all plants and activities of Paul Horn GmbH. We focus on the purchase, use, and consumption of electricity and natural gas. Our activities cover all areas and employees in our company.

We also deal with outsourced processes, which are those activities carried out by suppliers or service providers for remuneration or other reasons. These partners are, if possible, included in our energy management system.


In the HORN Academy, we are able to tailor the qualifications of our employees to the current requirements of our industry.

In addition, promoting independence and self-responsibility in the minds and actions of all trainees is another important factor in achieving the goals that we set ourselves.

Further information concerning training and apprenticeships at Paul Horn GmbH can be found at

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Work promotion

According to § 178 SGB III, Paul Horn GmbH is a "responsible body according to the law of employment promotion". The accredited certification body for labour market and education services, CERTQUA, has granted this approval.

This is the basic requirement for the implementation of the retraining offered by the HORN Academy.

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