MasterControl, a Utah-based global provider of quality management software solutions and services, has become one of the first companies in the world to successfully complete a certification audit to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard.
“To our and our assessors’ knowledge, MasterControl is the first company in the world to have completed a full-certification audit to ISO 9001:2015,” said Lillian Erickson, MasterControl’s global quality manager for the U.S., U.K. and Japan.
“All companies certified to ISO 9001:2008 have three years to transition to the new standard due to the complexity of the new requirements,” she added. “We are pleased to tell our customers that MasterControl continues to lead the industry in compliance and innovation.”
MasterControl completed its certification audit Nov. 12, just one week after individual ISO assessors began performing audits based on the revised standard published Sept. 23.
“This standard focuses largely on risk management. MasterControl has always believed that quality should be an accelerator of business, and as such, resources should be applied where risk necessitates them. Over the past year, our processes have been designed to be risk-focused and compliant not only with the verbiage of the standard, but with the intent,” said Erickson. “In addition, the standard focuses strongly on customer and stakeholder requirements. MasterControl has rewritten its core QMS procedures with these interested parties clearly defined and managed.”