Cereplast voluntarily initiated certification in April 2007 and completed the process in 11 months, becoming one of the first in the industry to commit to and achieve ISO9001:2000 certification from the International Standardization Organization (ISO) for its world-class Management System.
In many industries, ISO9001:2000 certification is a critical requirement for prospective business partners. This means the company has established a systematic approach to quality management, and is managing its business to ensure that its partners’ needs are clearly understood, agreed and fulfilled. This type of assurance is critical as Cereplast expands the applications of both its Cereplast Compostables® and Cereplast Sustainables™ products in a variety of industries.
ISO 9001:2000 is an international standard that gives requirements for an organization’s Quality Management System. The requirements cover a wide range of topics, including management commitment to quality, customer focus, adequacy of its resources, employee competence, process management (for production, service delivery and relevant administrative and support processes), quality planning, product design, review of incoming orders, purchasing, monitoring and measurement of its processes and products, calibration of measuring equipment, processes to resolve customer complaints, corrective/preventive actions and a requirement to drive continual improvement of the QMS.
Last but not least, the standard requires the organization to monitor customer perceptions about the quality of the goods and services.
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