From 30 January till 1 February in P-D VALMIERA GLASS USA Corp., and from 27 February till 2 March in VALMIERAS STIKLA ŠĶIEDRA, AS the certification body DQS GmbH carried out a pre-certification audit of the quality management systems of the companies. At the end of the audit, it was confirmed that both companies received a Certificate of Compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
The new version of the standard assigns a greater role to top management of an organization in quality management system maintenance, with standard requirements being focused on work results that are obtained by combining process approach with risk-based thinking and applying the plan–do–check–act cycle at all organizational levels. During the preparation period, a new Quality Guide was developed. A new quality policy was established, while process identification and creation of process descriptions, as well as process identification, assessment and action planning for the reduction of the risk index, have been carried out and are still ongoing.