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Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) recognizes its role in support of the American war fighter and the importance of continuous process improvement in order to provide quality service, support and products. After working diligently to implement an International Standard-based quality management system, ISO 9001 certification was obtained throughout five value streams in the depot’s Nichols Industrial Complex. The depot, on May 3, 2007, received a Certificate of Registration confirming the quality management system for the overhaul, remanufacturing, repair and testing of vehicle platforms; gasoline, diesel and turbine engines; weapons and fire control systems; and other supporting systems used in U.S. Army combat vehicles had been assessed and were in compliance with requirements for ISO 9001:2000. A re-certification audit is required on an annual basis and ANAD was most recently re-certified in 2013.

In 2007, Anniston became the first within Army Materiel Command to attain certification to the Occupational Health and Safety 18001:2007 standard. In 2018, a new international standard was created with the International Organization for Standards 45001. The ISO 45001 is a process-based standard focusing more on opportunities along with risks while emphasizing worker involvement and management commitment, and Anniston is proud to have continuously maintained this certification through the years. The certification of an occupational health and safety management system enables Anniston to provide safe and healthy workplaces, prevent work-related injury and ill health, and continually improve its occupational health and safety performance. In 2018, an audit was performed, and the Anniston Army Depot was initially ISO 45001 certified. Anniston Army Depot continues with safety excellence and is now recertified through 2025

ANAD leadership is committed to the concept that combat readiness and responsible environmental stewardship are compatible, achievable and necessary. Our Environmental Management System (EMS) goes beyond compliance-driven evaluations and also focuses on environmental, safety and health impacts while increasing capacity, productivity and production. In 2007, ANAD was granted ISO 14001 certification-the globally recognized EMS standard-- in activities associated with heavy tracked vehicle maintenance and fabrication. Certification is granted on a three-year basis; ANAD was re-certified in 2018.

Army Industrial Operations Safety Award
In 2017, Anniston received the Army Industrial Operations Safety Award. This award is disseminated by the Department of the Army to spotlight installations with success in accident prevention through risk management by recognizing accomplishments in safety. Anniston’s efforts in strengthening of its workplace safety culture greatly contributed to the advancement of industrial operations risk management efforts and demonstrates notable initiatives that reflect the foundations of a model safety program. Anniston remains focused on the pursuit of continuous improvement in its safety program and its support to the Army.

Anniston submitted two candidates for the 2007 Shingo Prize, an annual award that recognizes excellence in manufacturing throughout public and private business sectors. The award is bestowed based on a point system which includes employee empowerment, vision, strategy, partnership, quality, cost and delivery. There are three levels of recognition - Bronze, Silver and Shingo Prize. Anniston’s Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle assembly process received a Shingo Silver Medallion. The AGT 1500 turbine engine’s entire process from disassembly to final test was a recipient of a Shingo Bronze Medallion.

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Anniston Army Depot and the U.S. Marine Corps were honored for their collaboration on the Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) at the eighth Annual Defense Logistics Award Ceremony in Arlington, Va., Dec. 1, 2010. The ABV program, which was initiated in 2002, won the award for Military-Military Collaboration of the Year.

Anniston Army Depot was awarded the Governor’s Air Conservationist Award at a ceremony hosted by the Alabama Wildlife Federation Aug. 3, 2012, in Prattville, Ala. For over 30 years, the Alabama Wildlife Federation has presented conservation awards to individuals and organizations making great contributions to the conservation of the state’s wildlife and natural resources. ANAD’s 2012 award was based on the installation’s efforts to replace degreaser products containing air pollutants with products that contain no hazardous air pollutants.

In 2014, ANAD was awarded the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence for its accomplishments in the Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) program. The AAME is part of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Combined Logistics Excellence Award (CLEA) program, which recognizes achievements in the areas of deployment, maintenance and supply operations. The CLEA program highlights the crucial role logistics play in supporting the warfighter and it recognizes both field and depot level Army activities demonstrating excellence in maintenance operations. The AAME is one of three award categories of the CLEA program.

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