ANN ARBOR, Mich. and LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NSF International and ISMS Solutions have partnered to offer ISMS's Conformance Works software, as well as NSF's experienced auditors, to help companies make the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 certification.
The software, NSF Conformance Works, is a version of ISMS's Conformance Works made specifically for NSF customers. This is the first risk and compliance tool to help organizations, and their supply chains, transition their certification to the most current version of ISO 9001, the world's leading quality management systems standard.
To assist companies in assessing their conformance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, NSF Conformance Works provides a step-by-step transition tool that analyzes organizational processes, products and services. It also creates a risk assessment, SWOT analysis and stakeholder overview to automatically identify and prioritize changes needed for compliance to the revised standard.
The software covers all areas of revision in ISO 9001:2015, which include greater emphasis on leadership and top management, higher importance of risk management, and increased significance of communication and awareness. Software updates for transitioning to additional revised ISO standards also are underway.
NSF Conformance Works runs on an encrypted Web platform, which means the data companies enter is confidential and secure, based on ISMS Solutions' experience in creating information security software that protects sensitive data and helps organizations maintain key security objectives.
Companies that have completed the transition assessment using NSF Conformance Works can choose to have a full on-site audit of the processes and systems they have implemented for conformance to ISO 9001:2015. This assessment is conducted by NSF International auditors who have many years of experience and expertise in conducting a broad range of audits across many industries worldwide.
"At first glance, the changes introduced in the 2015 version of ISO 9001 may seem significant, but our partnership with NSF International makes the transition as smooth as possible, saving companies headaches, time and expense," said Jason Clark, ISMS Solutions' Chief Executive Officer. "NSF Conformance Works guides companies to meet the revised requirements and assesses gaps in current systems."
"With over 70 years of experience in auditing and certification to a wide scope of standards, and through its partnership with ISMS Solutions, NSF International can utilize both software and audits to help companies ease their transition to ISO 9001:2015," says Tony Giles, a Director of Second Party Programs at NSF International. "NSF Conformance Works helps organizations leverage best practices to reduce organizational risk, improve business performance, successfully address customer expectations and meet or exceed corporate objectives. Certifications to ISO 9001:2008 will no longer be valid as of September 14, 2018. This may seem like a long time off, but we encourage organizations to start their transition process as soon as possible."
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About NSF International: NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.
About ISMS Solutions: ISMS Solutions is the only management consulting firm that employs a holistic, organized approach to addressing governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) strategy and implementation. The ISMS Solutions team of compliance experts collaborate with clients to customize, implement and automate standards and processes that meet or exceed international certification standards set by many of the standard organizations. With our proprietary SAAS platform, Conformance Works, clients can easily and seamlessly manage customized risk and compliance initiatives across their organizations, as well as their vendors and other associated companies.
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