Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Ritec International is delighted to announce it has successfully passed its annual ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 audit with Alcumus ISOQAR. For the thirteenth consecutive year for ISO 9001 and eighth year for ISO 14001 (Ritec’s initial registrations began in 2008 and 2012 respectively), there was not a single minor non-conformancy reported.
Ian Thomas, ISOQAR Lead Auditor, concluded within his report: “The audit team concludes that the organisation has established and maintained its management system in conformance with the requirements of the standards and demonstrated to the audit team that the management system is effective in its ability to systematically achieve the requirements for products and or services within the scope of its activities and in accordance with its policy and objectives.”
The audit team also concludes that the audit objectives have been fulfilled. Based on the evidence obtained during this audit, the audit team recommends that Certification should be ‘Continued’.
This year’s audit was carried out remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions and initially was considered to present some issues. However, Wayne Saul CQP, MCQI of Concept Quality Management Systems (CQMS) and consultant for Ritec, talked the company through the process and advised on how to present some of the hard copy information where required.
Ritec’s Martin Burkett AIIRSM, responsible for overseeing the audit, said: “The whole process could actually not have been much simpler, and for surveillance audits definitely the way forward. We are immensely proud of again successfully passing, especially now for so many years in a row without any minor non-conformancies recorded. I would like to say a big thank you to all those who played their part.”
For more information about Ritec International, please visit www.ritec.co.uk.