What is ISO 9001-2015? Why is It Important to You
(Update: Ever-Roll is now officially ISO 9001-2015 registered)
Quality standards are important. While most any organization has to follow some degree of government safety standards, those are not always enough.
To ensure the highest quality of products and practices, Ever-Roll is ISO 9001-2015 certified.
While we’re proud of that fact, many people don’t know exactly what it means. Allow us to explain what it is and why it matters.
What is ISO?
ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. True to its name, ISO is an international group that sets standards of quality for industries and commercial organizations. It is independent and non-governmental.
While ISO creates technical reports, specifications, and publicly available guidelines, their primary function is setting standards.
Each set of standards has its own identification number. Those standards are also labeled by the year in which they were last updated.
In our case, we are currently ISO 9001-2008, meaning we follow the 9001 standards that were published in 2008 but we are in transition to ISO 9001-2015. This is the most recent set of standards for our industry. Ever-Roll will be registered to ISO 9001-2015 in June 2018.
What it Means to Be ISO 9001-2015 Certified
To be certified, our practices and systems are audited against a 30-page document both by an external certification group and by internal staff trained in ISO standards.
Areas evaluated include: organization, leadership, planning, support, operation, performance, and more. The 2015 set of standards puts an extra emphasis on performance.
Accountability, particularly in top level positions, is also key.
What Does ISO Certification Do?
Ultimately, it makes us a better company. ISO certification has been shown to increase efficiency, improve customer satisfaction and retention, reduce errors and waste, increase consistency, and improve employee morale and working conditions.
It allows us to operate at our very best.
Discover the Benefit for Yourself
All of our customers know just how great of service an ISO-9001 certified company can provide. Whether they’re utilizing us for CNC tube bending, wire rings or they’re purchasing burner rings, they receive a consistently quality product built by a unified team. Contact us today and discover what Ever-Roll can do for you!
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