By Angela O'Connor on Mon 29 January 2018
Learn about how the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard makes us a better ally for you and your business.
After successfully maintaining our ISO 9001 certification for over 20 years, we continue to evolve our systems in alignment with developments of this standard. Therefore, we are proud to say that the Carl Stuart Group have now been certified to the latest version of this standard: the ISO 9001:2015.
What is different?
According to ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, the biggest change from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 is its new structure. ISO 9001:2015 now follows the same overall structure as other ISO management system standards (known as the High-Level Structure), making it easier for companies like us to maintain two distinct management systems supporting our ISO 9001 & ISO 17025 accreditations. There is a new focus on the identification and mitigation of risks within our business, and equally so on opportunities that we are presented with.
Quality is at the heart of our operations, the re-certification process for the new standard has provided us with a more user-friendly QMS, with a deeper management input throughout OUR organisation. Achieving this new standard has allowed us the opportunity to review and streamline many of our existing process. It is helping to ensure our operations, services and knowledge management capabilities are fully aligned to the needs and expectations of our customers.