BSI Group Canada Inc.

BSI Group Canada Inc.

August 26, 2015 11:36 ET

BSI Obtains First Global Accreditation for the New Quality Management Standard ISO 9001:2015 From ANAB

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2015) -

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BSI, the business standards company, is the first to receive official global accreditation status from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for the new Quality Management Standard, ISO 9001:2015.

To gain accredited status, BSI's transition process and auditor training to the new standard have been independently assessed to ensure it operates at the highest level of quality and service. This provides assurance to clients that the certificates issued to them, once the new standard is published, are both credible and impartial. BSI is now able to start carrying out audits to the new version of the standard meaning organizations can begin their transition process.

The new ISO 9001:2015 has been revised to take into account today's dynamic and globally interconnected world. Some of the key changes include:

  • Greater emphasis on building a management system suited to each organization's particular needs
  • A requirement that those at the top of an organization be involved and accountable, aligning quality with wider business strategy
  • Risk-based thinking throughout the standard makes the whole management system a preventive tool and encourages continuous improvement
  • Less prescriptive requirements for documentation: the organization can now decide what documented information it needs and what format it should be in
  • Alignment with other key management system standards through the use of a common structure and core text

Gary Robinson, Commercial Director at BSI said "ISO 9001 is the world's most popular management system standard. Being the first Certification Body to attain accreditation is a testament to the investment we have made in training our auditors and allows BSI to help our clients transition to the new standard, thereby embedding the latest best practice into their organizations and enabling them to take advantage of the additional benefits as early as possible."

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No accredited certificates can be issued until publication of the final standard due in September 2015.

About BSI Group Canada Inc.:

BSI (British Standards Institution) Group Canada is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world's first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark™, BSI's influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 72,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

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