Out with the old and in with the new! This month Thoro Packaging received a new ISO 9001:2015 certification that will replace the previous ISO 9001:2008 certification. After a rigorous audit by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. of our quality management systems with no nonconformance’s, we were granted the updated certificate. Though the update is not required until 2018, our management team felt it was important not only internally, but also for our customers that we make this early transition to the new ISO standards. Our quality management team has spent countless hours devising the proper procedures that are in place today to ensure we provide our customers quality product in a timely fashion. We are extremely proud of our team for their constant determination and for continuing to strive towards continuous improvement of our quality management system.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for the quality management system. The 2015 revision to the standard has a major difference when compared to the previous version. One difference from the previous 2008 structure is that ISO 9001:2015 focuses more on risk-based thinking. Though this has always been part of the standard, the new version gives it increased prominence.
ISO notes that the new version of the standard brings the user a number of benefits including:
- Greater emphasis on leadership engagement
- Helps address organizational risks and opportunities in a structured manner
- Uses simplified language and a common structure and terms, which are particularly helpful to organizations using multiple management systems, such as those for the environment, health & safety, or business continuity
- Addresses supply chain management more effectively
- Additionally it helps organizations focus on the needs of interested parties such as our customers
For more information on the new ISO 9001:2015 standard, view the ISO brochure which gives an overview into the changes and methodology behind it all.
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization. The organization brings together experts from various industries to develop international standards that support innovation, and provide solutions to global challenges. ISO is considered to be the leading innovator when it comes to developing quality management procedures.
Just as ISO will continue to find new ways to make and implement quality management procedures, we too will continuously find new ways to innovate our quality management processes and systems.
We pride ourselves on our quality and ensuring that our customers receive the highest quality product is something we take seriously. If you have any questions regarding our new ISO certification contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a copy of the new ISO certificate for your records click here.