Extract Technology Ltd (ETL) is pleased to announce its recent achievement in obtaining ISO 9001:2015 by NQA (National Quality Assurance). Prior to transitioning to the new standard in December 2017, ETL has maintained ISO 9001:2008 certification since 1991.
In 2017, ETL leadership made the strategic decision to upgrade its certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System to the latest ISO 2015 standard. The implementation was successfully project managed by Gurnam Singh, IT/QA Officer at ETL. This achievement was recognised 10 months ahead of the official transition deadline.
The efforts towards this achievement were strongly supported by the company’s Finance Director, Jason Armitage:
“The recent upgrade to the ISO 9001: 2015 was a key part of our business strategy to ensure that our quality management process and procedures were as innovative as our product range. We have used the upgrade to facilitate both manufacturing and supply chain excellence feeding into our culture of continuous improvement.
Gurnam and the team have provided a real drive and energy to ensure the ISO upgrade has been fully embedded throughout the business. All processes of the business were reviewed and updated, capturing all opportunities to improve and ensuring the quality standard is at the heart of our culture.”
Gurnam worked closely with ETL’s UK Leadership and QA team to ensure a smooth transition. Some of the major changes to the ISO standard include an increased focus on risk management, continuous improvement, leadership and management commitment.
“This is a great accomplishment for the business, which recognises all the hard work spent toward working and preparing for this achievement,”
said Mr. Singh.
“I was keen on leveraging our existing philosophy on risk management, which is already part of ETL’s strategic direction on reducing overall business risks. The new framework has provided opportunities for us to further develop and improve our processes, which has certainly helped the business improve its productivity and efficiencies throughout. I would like to thank everyone involved for their help and assistance.”