ISO 9001 specifically relates to quality management systems (QMS). In order to obtain this certification, an organization must demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and aim to enhance customer satisfaction through effective application of the system, including processes for improvement and assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
While the definition is generic and intended to be applicable to any organization, quality management principles at YCH include customer focus, leadership, engagement of personnel, process approach and improvement and evidence-based decision making. In order to address these principles and meet the ISO 9001 requirements, YCH employs a number of tools including standard operating procedures, internal auditing teams, and progressive brewer-customer feedback programs.
It is important to note, ISO certifications are primarily intended to communicate an assurance to customers that an organization produces quality products within a comprehensive and regulated set of standards. Meeting ISO 9001 standards requires the cooperation and effort from all departments, and organizations are encouraged to conduct regular internal audits to assess the efficacy of the quality management system. For more information, please visit www.ISO.org.
At YCH, we are proud to be ISO 9001 certified at both of our production facilities in Yakima, WA and Sunnyside, WA. To download a copy of our certification, click here.
The International Organization for Standardization, ISO, is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards in relation to products, services and systems. These internationally-recognized, market relevant standards pertain to a wide range of industries, including technology, food safety, agriculture and healthcare.
As a globally recognized set of standards for quality, safety, and efficiency, ISO certifications are instrumental in facilitating international trade. They offer many technological, economic and social benefits, including cost savings, waste reduction, increased productivity, and enhanced customer satisfaction. For consumers, ISO certifications provide the necessary assurance to know that products produced by an ISO facility are safe, efficient, and good for the environment.