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ISO Quality Policy: Tips for Effectiveness
by Ty Haines, October 29, 2020
Yes, this is the gem that all associates must know in a general sense and not memorize. Far too often executives forget that this is a QUALITY policy and not a vision or mission statement. Your Registrar is looking for your coverage of two main elements from the Standard:
These two can be said a great many ways but should be brief and to the point. If your Policy cannot be interpreted to touch these two then you are forcing the Auditor to decide if there is adequate or inadequate evidence of conformance.
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