11 January 2018
Crystal IS achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
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Crystal IS Inc of Green Island, NY, USA, an Asahi Kasei company that makes ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UVC LEDs) based on proprietary aluminium nitride (AlN) substrate technology, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for its operations and processes implemented for the production of its UVC LEDs.
As a global standard for best practices in quality management, ISO 9001 requires an organization to maintain specific levels of quality while also pursuing continuous, systematic improvement in processes. The standard is focused around seven quality management principles: customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management.
The latest standard, ISO 9001:2015, places a greater emphasis on the use of risk analysis to anticipate challenges in managing business processes. It also requires organizations to be aware of, and anticipate, the needs of stakeholders including employees, shareholders and customers, in the development of future products.
Previously certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, Crystal IS has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification after the annual external audit of its systems and processes. To uphold this certification, companies must continue to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products that meet customer expectations, as well as applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Crystal IS says that following ISO standards provides a reliable methodology for it to deliver consistent, quality products at volume that meet customer requirements, as well as aligning with the its focus on ongoing process and technology improvements to meet the needs of healthcare and point-of-use (PoU) water markets.
“Many of the guiding principles of ISO 9001:2015 are already core to our practices and values,” says president & CEO Larry Felton. “Through continual improvement of our operations and understanding our customers’ needs, we have successfully commercialized UVC LEDs that meet the price and performance requirements of our core markets.”