We are thrilled to announce we’ve received our ISO 9001:2015 certification! This new standard replaces our previous ISO 9001:2008 certification and is effective immediately.
The biggest change to the standard is the new core concept of risk-based thinking. While this has always been part of the standard, the new version gives it increased prominence. In short, risk-based thinking is used to prioritize processes and drive improvement. This focus is intended to prevent undesirable outcomes such as nonconforming products and services.
ISO 9001:2015 brings a number of other benefits as well, including putting greater emphasis on leadership engagement, addressing supply chain management more effectively, and using simplified language and a common structure and terms. Overall, these changes are intended to allow organizations to focus less on documentation and more on managing processes.
One other change of note is that the new ISO 9001:2015 has seven quality management principles compared to the eight principles of our previous certification:
- Customer focus
- Engagement of people
- Process approach
- Evidence-based decision making
- Relationship management
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, our ISO certification is only the starting point for a successful customer relationship—we have to prove our products and services are as great as we say they are. Whether you’ve been a customer of ours for years or you’re just researching new poly bag suppliers, we look forward to offering you the high-quality products and customer service you deserve.
If you have any questions about our ISO 9001:2015 certification, please feel free to give us a call at (800) 272-2634 or send us a note through our contact page.