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ABS QE Recognizes World Standards Day with 2015-16 Achievements

October 13, 2016

NEWS ADVISORY--ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), an ABS Group company, recognizes 14 October as World Standards Day, a global initiative established by members of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.

"As a leading certification body, ABS QE fully supports the implementation of international standards that contribute toward quality, reliability, efficiency and safety within businesses, supply chains and management systems," says ABS QE President Alex Weisselberg. "Over the past year, we have made significant contributions to global management systems certification and have received accreditation and designations that reaffirm our commitment to continuous improvement and quality. As business and regulatory landscapes continue to change rapidly, we are providing information tools, such as learning seminars and webinars, and other guidance to clients across sectors as they transition to new and revised quality and environmental standards."

Two recent examples include client advisories and updates for ISO/TS 16949:2016 (Automotive Quality Management Standard) and AS9100D: 2016 (Aerospace Quality Management Standard).

ABS QE has offered management systems certification services since 1991. Recent certification milestones include becoming an accredited audit provider for ISO 50001 and SEMS in 2013 and, building on these achievements, becoming the first global Certification Body to receive ANAB ISO 55001 accreditation from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in 2015. This year, ABS QE, an accredited American Chemistry Council member for Responsible Care, was elected as a third-party verifier by the National Association of Chemical Distributors for its sixth cycle Responsible Distribution program commencing in 2017.

"ABS QE is committed to environmental safety, quality and care while helping organizations minimize risk, improve operational efficiency and maximize the value of their assets," says Weisselberg.

 

About ABS Quality Evaluations

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE), a subsidiary of ABS Group, is an accredited American Chemistry Council member for Responsible Care and provides management systems certification and training solutions to the following industries in addition to oil, gas and chemical: aerospace, automotive, construction and engineering, government, information technology, manufacturing and electronics, marine and offshore, and medical and pharmaceutical. 

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (www.abs-group.com), through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 2,000 professionals in over 30 countries. ABS Group is a subsidiary of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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