We are pleased to announce that we have been achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification! This international standard recognizes and validates UCS’s dedication to quality management, which has always been a central focus of the company’s philosophy and our employees’ way of working. The standards published by ISO focus on quality management systems and provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations that want to ensure their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements.
After almost a year of planning, preparation, and evaluation, the certification will be issued by the independent third-party certification body TÜV SÜD America, a leading provider of management systems audit and certification services. The independent audit verified UCS’s compliance with standardized, consistent processes and procedures in support of our proposal and contract management, project management, human resource management, development procedures, and the company’s dedication to quality management. The certification process required developing and documenting a UCS Quality Management System (QMS) and the administrative and operating procedures in support of that system. In addition, there was a rigorous audit that involved a thorough review of our documentation and candid interviews with employees. Implementation of the QMS and supporting procedures was evaluated at our headquarters office in Fairfax, Virginia.
Obtaining ISO 9001:2008 Certification means that UCS has joined an elite group of organizations worldwide who have been certified as adhering to a broad range of best business practices. It also reinforces to our customers and employees that we are committed to providing the best possible service and value to meet current and future business needs.