IEA, Inc., one of the nation’s largest renewable energy contractors has been registered as compliant with the International Organization of Standardization ISO 9001 for its Quality Management System, clearly demonstrating their commitment to meeting globally recognized management system requirements and regulations for civil and commercial project management, construction project design and construction equipment rental.
“This achievement was a direct result of the entire company working together to achieve an industry first. Our certification illustrates to our clients our strong commitment to quality at all levels of the organization,” said Denise White, Executive Vice President. “Our clients want the assurance that they are doing business with an organization that not only can meet their needs in a timely manner, but can exceed their needs as well. Successfully completing this rigorous process required for certification is a clear sign that we are devoted to continually improving, not only our quality management system, but continue to raise the bar in the renewable energy business.”
The ISO 9001:2008 standard represents an international consensus on good management practices that ensures the use of effective processes, which are consistently monitored and continually improved, with the aim of ensuring that an organization can repeatedly deliver the products and services that meet the customer’s quality requirements. The Standard encompasses all aspects of a company’s design, development, manufacturing and service activities. Further, it emphasizes strong customer focus and top management involvement at every level of the organization. As the industry standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001:2008 certification requires evaluation by an independent, accredited auditing body. This certification also ensures that a company’s products and services are among the best in the world.
IEA’s ISO 9001 compliance is considered to be a pioneer of the customized accelerated management system implementation and certification approach and will be the focus of an upcoming international case study. The study will focus on the practical implementation of a lean Business Operating System and how this correlates with industry standards and regulations.
The award was made through Bureau Veritas North America, which is one of the world’s leading certification bodies providing a comprehensive range of management system certification. Bureau Veritas is accredited through the ANAB, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. The ANAB assesses and accredits certification bodies that demonstrate competence to audit and certify organizations conforming to management system standards. Accreditation by a recognized and respected body such as ANAB ensures the impartiality and competence of the certification body.