ABS QE Recognizes World Standards Day with 2015-16 Achievements
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."
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.