O.C. Tanner Recognition Company Ltd.

March 07, 2005 07:00 ET

O.C. Tanner Canada Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification


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MARCH 7, 2005 - 07:00 ET

O.C. Tanner Canada Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

BURLINGTON, Ontario--(CCNMatthews - Mar 7, 2005) -

O.C. Tanner Recognition Company Ltd. (www.octanner.ca), Canada's leading
employee recognition firm, today announced it has received ISO 9001:2000
certification.

"ISO 9001 certification shows our clients that we are serious about
achieving and maintaining consistent world-class quality," said John
McVeigh, President of O.C. Tanner Limited. "ISO certification is a
testament to the quality people of O.C. Tanner who have established
unparalleled systems."

For O.C. Tanner, ISO 9001:2000 certification is part of a continuing
strategic vision to:

-- Continuously enhance client satisfaction

-- Apply Lean, Six Sigma practices and principles throughout its
processes

-- Reduce defects and eliminate product and service errors

-- Delight every client with outstanding employee recognition programs
and awards

"Not only is our delivery level unsurpassed in our industry, it ranks
O.C. Tanner among the best manufacturing companies in the world,"
McVeigh added.

O.C. Tanner Limited completed the ISO approval process in just a few
months; while most companies take 12 to 18 months to complete
certification.

About O.C. Tanner:

O.C. Tanner provides employee recognition awards to many of the world's
leading businesses. O.C. Tanner designs and implements strategic
employee recognition solutions that help align employees with their
companies' vision and business strategies. For more information, visit
www.octanner.ca.

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