Coderus has just received its ISO 9001:2015 certification following four months of effort supported by consultant Andy Mills of Applied Risk Management Ltd, and external auditors IMS International. ISO 9001 is a quality standard focused on ensuring a business delivers a consistent level of quality to its customers by having well defined and regularly reviewed processes and procedures. The system is designed to fully integrate with existing business procedures and so become part of the culture of the organisation.
As an ISO standard, 9001 is internationally recognised and adopted. It’s not just for the technology sector, ISO 9001 can be adopted by any business, but it makes the most sense for SME’s and larger businesses. It’s a fact that for many of these larger and blue chip certified businesses, ISO 9001 certification is often a requirement it expects of its suppliers. The 2015 version sees some changes that make it more adaptable by businesses, puts more emphasis on risk based thinking and leadership engagement. It also addresses supply chain management more effectively, is more user-friendly for service and knowledge-based organisations. Coderus’ own certification efforts centred on developing formal governance processes to support its already established business operations processes.
Andy Mills of Applied Risk Mangement Ltd, said, “Coderus recognised the benefits of ISO 9001 certification as a way of demonstrating to its customers how well the business is run. Their existing well controlled processes meant that implementation was straight forward and their UKAS accredited ISO 9001 certification is well deserved.”
Mark Thomas, MD of Coderus said, “It was great that this certification programme was completed on schedule and confirmed that our existing development and Quality Assurance test processes were already in good shape. I’m very pleased to have reached another milestone in the establishment of Coderus as a quality organisation that adds to our credibility”.