24 March 2023

ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems

SMS Environmental, a leading provider of water quality, environmental monitoring, consultancy, and compliance services, proudly announces that it has successfully passed the audit for the recertification of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. This internationally recognised standard ensures companies meet the requirements of their customers and stakeholders while continually improving their products and services.

Crucially, SMS Environmental's recertification is UKAS certified; Setting it apart from organisations that claim to have achieved the standard without undergoing evaluation by a UKAS-accredited inspection body. 

The Value of ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems

ISO 9001:2015 is the latest version of the Quality Management System standard, designed to help organisations of all sizes and types become more efficient and effective in meeting customer needs. The standard sets out a framework of best practices for businesses to manage quality based on principles such as customer focus, leadership, process approach, and continual improvement.

Health and Safety Compliance Embedded within the Organisation

The recertification audit involved an evaluation of SMS Environmental's quality management system, including policies, procedures, and processes. The auditor examined the company's documentation, records, and activities to verify that its quality management system was fully implemented and complied with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

SMS Environmental are relatively unique in the water hygiene sector by having a dedicated health and safety compliance team embedded within the organisation. This unique approach ensures that our clients receive the highest level of service and expertise, guaranteeing regulatory compliance and fostering a safe environment for their stakeholders.

Oliver Crewe-Turrell, Senior Compliance Officer at SMS Environmental, expressed his gratitude to the entire compliance team for their hard work and dedication during the recertification audit. He said,

I'd like to extend my appreciation to our team, particularly James and Olly, who both excelled in their first audits. Their understanding of the management system and internal audits were exceptional. I'm also grateful for the valuable contributions from the wider SMS Environmental team during the interviews and performance monitoring. This achievement reflects the strength of our organisation including some relatively new members to the compliance team, and we're excited they got to start on a really positive note.

UKAS Certification: The Key to Credibility and Trust

Attaining UKAS certified ISO 9001:2015 certification is a significant achievement for SMS Environmental, highlighting the company's commitment to quality management and continuous improvement. It provides assurance to customers that SMS Environmental is dedicated to delivering high-quality services while focusing on meeting their changing needs. This contrasts with non-UKAS certification, which may lack recognition and hold little value, potentially leading to lost revenue for businesses.

Mike Crook, Operations Director of SMS Environmental, said,

We are delighted to have passed the audit for the recertification of ISO 9001:2015. This certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service. It also shows that we are continuously improving and focused on meeting the changing needs of our customers.

Comprehensive Environmental Services by SMS Environmental

For over 20 years, SMS Environmental has provided environmental monitoring, consultancy, and compliance services to businesses and organisations. The company's services include asbestos surveys, legionella risk assessments, air quality monitoring, and noise assessments, among others.

In conclusion, SMS Environmental's UKAS-accredited recertification of ISO 9001:2015 highlights its commitment to quality management, continuous improvement, and meeting customer needs. The company offers an extensive range of services, including water safety consultancy, UKAS-accredited legionella risk assessments, air quality monitoring, water hygiene, and HVAC.

Find out more:

  1. Find more SMS Environmental Certifications and Accreditations
  2. United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS): https://www.ukas.com/
    • Provides information on UKAS and its role in the accreditation process, ensuring the credibility and reliability of certifications.
  3. ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management Systems: https://www.iso.org/iso-9001-quality-management.html
    • Offers an overview of ISO 9001:2015, its principles, and the benefits it brings to organisations.

Don't hesitate to contact SMS Environmental today for reliable, high-quality environmental monitoring, consultancy, and compliance services that you can trust.

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