In February 2018, the company participated in its first annual ISO surveillance audit. Gunnison received its initial ISO 9001:2015 3-year certification on June 1, 2017. To maintain ISO certification, an annual surveillance audit is conducted by an independent ISO certifying body to review a subset of the key processes within a company’s Quality Management System (QMS).
The year one surveillance audit focused on verifying Gunnison’s QMS continued compliance to ISO 9001:2015 requirements in the areas of Leadership, Planning, Support, Operations, Performance Evaluation and Improvements. An independent ISO auditor interviewed several Gunnison staff members, studied a sample review of documentation, and examined a subset of our corporate processes in depth, recognizing that Gunnison’s quality practices continue to meet rigorous standards. We received 0 nonconformances and the company received commendations for proactively driving continual improvement and for developing applications and methodologies that ensure effectiveness.
Our next annual surveillance audit will take place in February 2019.