ATAS International, Inc., has updated its ISO certification from ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 9001:2008. Because ATAS already was registered with the International Organization for Standardization, it had two years to complete the updating certification process. ATAS received its latest certification in early August. As of November 14, all ISO 9001:2000 certifications will be replaced by this new revised certification.
ISO 9001:2008 specifies the requirements for a quality management system. It is designed for organizations that need to demonstrate how they consistently provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements. The standard helps companies enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. According to ISO, ISO 9001:2008 is simple to use; clear in language; readily translatable and easily understandable; and compatible with other management systems.
“The 2008 version does not add new requirements, but it does clarify some of the language of the 2000 version,” says Scott Miller, process and quality engineer with ATAS. “ATAS was easily able to be audited to the 2008 version during our surveillance audit in June, securing certification before the deadline.”