EFCO Finishing Corporation is pleased to announce that we have earned the ISO 9001:2015 certification, replacing the prior certification held for the ISO 9001:2008 standard. A copy of our certificate is shown below!
ISO standards are set by the International Organization for Standardization, which is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations, promoting worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. Achieving this standard gives companies the assurances that defined quality and management policies are in place, and that they have been verified by an independent source, or auditor. We hope you’ll find this to be a complement to the high level of service you receive when you work with us!
The 2015 standard focuses on performance by combining the process approach with risk based thinking, and employing the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle at all levels of the organization. Some of the key changes from the prior standard include:
- There is a greater emphasis on building a management system suited to each organization’s particular needs.
- There is now a requirement that top level management and executives now have to be involved and accountable, which aligns quality with a wider business strategy. This can no longer just be delegated to the quality team.
- Risk-based thinking throughout the standard makes the whole management system a preventive tool and encourages continuous improvement throughout the organization.
We are looking forward to continuously improving our company with the implementation of this standard, and excited for the opportunities that will arise because of this. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call – it’s our pleasure to work with you and continue building our partnerships!