VWS Export - Import of Flowerbulbs BV from Broek op Langedijk the Netherlands, is one of the first companies in the sector, that has been certified according to NEN-EN-ISO 9001: 2015 standard.
The changes compared to the previous ISO 9001: 2008 standard are significant. In order to meet the new requirement, VWS had to demonstrate even more clearly than before, that the processes in the organization are continuously improved. Moreover, one must show that the organization is even more explicitly concerned with the communication with the stakeholders, not only with customers but also with other partners and suppliers.
More than ever, the organization is viewed as an entity in society, which of course serves its customers but also works together with suppliers to improve processes and reduce costs, complies with the law and is aware of its role in society.
Other important changes in the new standard are amongst others:
- the focus on leadership and risk management;
- emphasis on measuring and changing the objectives;
- communication and awareness.
By implementing and visualizing these points, VWS has been able to turn the ISO 9001: 2008 certificate into the new ISO 9001: 2015 certificate as from October 12, 2016. An achievement that VWS can be proud of.