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CALGAVIN Achieves ISO9001:2015 standard

CALGAVIN Achieves ISO9001:2015 standard

CALGAVIN® was previously accredited to ISO9001:2008 standard, and to meet the 2018 deadline, started the process to upgrade to the new ISO9001:2015 standard, which it completed and was certified for the new standard in late September 2018

Engineering Manager Peter Ellerby (who led the internal team) commented “We found the transition to the 2015 standard to be beneficial, with its emphasis being on management and leadership”   

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)* is an independent, non-governmental organisation that oversees the drafting of ISO 9001 and many other international standards. ISO, through its 164-member organisations, brings together experts “to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.” Since 1946 ISO has published 21,532 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, including technology, food safety, agriculture, and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere.

On, ISO notes, “ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organisations to be more efficient and improve customer satisfaction.” ISO also lists the following as ISO 9001:2015’s benefits over the 2008 version:

  • Puts greater emphasis on leadership engagement
  • Helps address organisational risks and opportunities in a structured manner
  • Uses simplified language and a common structure and terms, which are particularly helpful to organisations using multiple management systems, such as those for the environment, health and safety, or business continuity
  • Addresses supply chain management more effectively
  • Is more user-friendly for service and knowledge-based organisations