Vortex Conseils Achieves ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

Vortex is the first company in Canada to achieve ISO 9001:2015 Certification by BSI

MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - On October 9th, 2015 Vortex Conseils (Vortex) was the first company in Canada to achieve ISO 9001:2015 by BSI. ISO 9001 underwent its first major revision since 2008 and was released as ISO 9001:2015 on September 23rd of this year.

"As a consulting firm that helps other companies earn ISO certification and implement quality management systems, it was a strategic goal of ours to be the first company in Canada to achieve our own ISO certification," said Maxime Clerk, SVP, Strategy & Communications, Vortex. "We planned for this well in advance of the standard's final release and worked diligently to align our management system to the new requirements."

Vortex was able to earn certification so quickly following the release of the new standard by working with BSI, the first certification body in the world to achieve ANAB accreditation for the ISO 9001:2015. Vortex was not only the first company in Canada to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification by BSI, but also the first in North America.

According to the auditor's report, Vortex had no non conformances and an 'outstanding' management system.

"The leadership at Vortex was fully committed to the goal of certification," said Gary Robinson, Commercial Director at BSI Group Canada, BSI. "We understood how important this certification was to their business and were pleased to see them achieve their goal in such a short timeframe and with such excellent results."

About Vortex

Vortex is a Canadian consulting firm with 20 years of experience in business process management (BPM). Vortex offers a wide range of flexible services in standardization, optimization and process management to help you leverage your business processes to better achieve your goals. We strive for the continuous improvement of your organizational performance, be it through Lean Six Sigma improvement projects, training, implementation of internationally recognized standards and regulations, or by handling quality function deployment. Vortex works closely with customers to analyze, define and manage all types of processes. Over the years, Vortex has developed "CONTINUUM" a unique and proven approach based on Lean thinking that shortens the process improvement cycle, resulting in more rapid results and continuous management. This approach integrates all aspects of the transformation cycle, ensuring complete control over the expected benefits. For more information, visit www.vortex.ca

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world's first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark™, BSI's influence spans multiple domains including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and IT. With over 80,000 clients in 172 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe. 

To learn more, please visit www.bsigroup.com.

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