In March, Sysmex New Zealand successfully transitioned from ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 to become ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified.
The dedication of the Sysmex New Zealand team to achieving certification was reflected by the external auditor’s statement in his report, “Given the change of EQMS Management personnel and the requirement to transition the system to the 2015 requirements, Sysmex New Zealand have shown genuine commitment to re-establish their system to reflect not only understanding of, and compliance to, these requirements but also a determination to identify and improve their identified best practice. The work done in this direction is sound and indicates the company’s awareness of the importance and benefits of robust process and management of risk.”
As ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 have similar principles, this has been reflected at Sysmex New Zealand by the merging of the Quality Management System (QMS) and the Environmental Management System (EMS) into one unified Environmental Quality Management System (EQMS) Policy. Our EQMS policy summaries the core behaviours of our commitment to excellence at all levels within the organisation. Staff across the company take an active responsibility to ensure those policies and procedures are adhered to and kept up to date.
About ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. Organisations of all types and sizes use the standard as a guide to provide consistent products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. ISO 14001:2015 is the international standard that sets out criteria for an environmental management system which an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance.