SUMISETSU Philippines Inc. (SPI), an affiliate of Sumitomo Densetsu Co. Ltd. of Japan, is the first organization in the Philippines to achieve the newly released ISO 9001:2015 certification.
The company has successfully maintained its ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) since its first certificate on December 1, 2003 from certifying body, SGS Philippines Inc.
SPI identifies the addition of risk-based thinking as one of the most valuable changes in the new version of the ISO management system, which helps the SPI team to clearly identify and to control both internal and external threats to SPI, SPI president Takuro Suzuki said in a statement.
Established in the country in 1990, SPI is an electrical and mechanical contractor specializing in the design, installation, and maintenance services such as electrical and mechanical facilities of buildings and factories.
Organizations that are currently ISO 9001:2008 certified have three years, from the formal publication of ISO 9001:2015, to transfer to the new version of the standard. Based on the current publication schedule, this transition period will end in September 2018.
ISO 9001:2015 positions the new version of the standard as an integral part of an organization’s efforts toward sustainable development and promotes it as a tool for improving overall performance.
It encourages more internal and external stakeholder focus as part of the adoption of a risk-based approach to quality management.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.