[Sparks, Nevada USA] – Haws® is pleased to announce the awarding of its ISO 9001:2015 Certification. The certification was completed by SAI Global registrar who operates a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Organizations are granted a three-year transition period from the ISO 9001:2015 publish date, yet Haws passed the previous (2008) and current version requirements concurrently. Haws’ scope of certification is for the design and manufacture of drinking fountains and safety equipment including drench showers, hose and spray units, eye/face washes and tempered water blending systems and the distribution of electric water coolers.
“By obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 certification we are demonstrating our continued dedication to customer satisfaction. The decision to seek this new certification so quickly after it was released emphasizes our commitment to be an innovative company on the front lines in both the hydration and emergency equipment sectors.” says Melanie Mayer, Safety Supervisor/ISO Coordinator.
ISO certification is based on quality management principles including an organization’s strong customer focus, motivation and commitment of top management, their process approach, and continual improvement review. The goal is to ensure customers receive consistently reliable quality products and services. The 2015 certification highlights key changes from the 2008 to the 2015 version which include:
- A stronger focus on risk management and customer satisfaction
- More emphasis on leadership and commitment
- Fewer prescriptive requirements
- More requirements on communication and strategic alignment
- Formal introduction of ‘interested parties’
Haws has been ISO 9001 certified since 1995 and continues to actively aspire to quality expectations for maximized customer experience.
For more than 100 years, Haws has been committed to inventing, designing and manufacturing hydration products as well as standardized and customized emergency response products. With more than 8,000 distribution locations and 250 employees worldwide, we continually focus on quality, service, reliability and complete solution support. Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, USA, Haws is globally represented with locations in Switzerland, Singapore, China, India, and Brazil. For more information on Haws, visit www.Hawsco.com and follow us on our blog at blog.hawsco.com.