Naval Group Australia has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, providing the organisation with a strong foundation in which to deliver the Future Submarine Program and continually improve a high quality of service to the Commonwealth of Australia.
ISO 9001 is recognised worldwide as the international benchmark for quality within an organisation. The certification was achieved by implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) across the company that matched the ISO 9001 quality management principles including strong customer focus, motivation and implication of top management, process approach and continual improvement.
Naval Group Australia can now display the internationally recognised ISO 9001 certification which is valid for three years.
“By achieving ISO 9001 certification, we have demonstrated to our customer and suppliers that the quality systems we have in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO),” said Brent Clark, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Naval Group Australia.
“Recognition of our quality management system through ISO 9001 is a welcome validation of the high standards we have set ourselves at Naval Group Australia and is an important milestone for the company.”
Naval Group Australia engaged TQCSI-Yaran Pty Ltd to conduct the audit through a rigorous tender process. TQCSI-Yaran is an incorporated majority Aboriginal owned and operated joint venture between TQCS International and Yaran Business Services to provide certification of ISO management systems focussed on Indigenous companies and companies employing Indigenous Australians.
The company is also a partner of the Indigenous Defence Consortium (IDC). Naval Group Australia signed a letter of intent with the Indigenous Defence Consortium in 2016 to explore opportunities to include Indigenous Australians and Indigenous businesses within the organisation’s supply chain, particularly within the Future Submarine Program.