11 June 2019
OCEAN INDUSTRIES CERTIFIED ISO 9001:2015
Île-aux-Coudres, Québec, June 11, 2019
Quality Management System Recognized to Meet Industry Best Practices
To follow our strategic vision of positioning ourselves in new markets, it is imperative to offer high quality products and services and ensure the trust of our customers. It is with this in mind that we began, in July 2018, the implementation of the ISO 9001:2015 standard for our shipbuilding and ship repair activities at Ocean Industries. Bureau Veritas Certification is the company that has been selected to certify our system.
The ISO certification of our quality management system has many advantages. First, all Ocean Industries processes have been evaluated, standardized and explained in order to comply with best market practices. Certification helps us set clear goals and requires us to review them on an ongoing basis. It helps to improve communication and reduce nonconformities through well-defined processes. It also helps us tackle the causes of a problem through corrective and preventative measures. Finally, it makes it possible to achieve high quality standards and promotes a climate of trust, conducive to business continuity and growth.
The certification process has been a lot of work: follow training courses, review our processes on the field and validate their application, create the necessary documents, explain and communicate information, etc. Implementation began in July 2018 and has been finalized in May 2019 with the obtainment of the official certification. Two audits took place during this period: the first in December and the second in February. Successfully coping with these deadlines, given the heavy workload, was a challenge!
We are pleased with the completion of this project and would like to thank the many contributors who have played a valuable role throughout the process. The support of management was very important as well as the collaboration of the whole team, whose implication will continue on a daily basis for the maintenance of the project.