Representatives from Energy International Corporation’s Parking and Transportation division attended the ISO9001:2015 training seminar held at the Blue Radisson Hotel in Dubai, UAE on November 15, 2015.

The seminar was attended by Kathleen Ruferos, Elizabeth Provida, Ma Luisa Firtuan, Anita Adnan and Chadi Farran from EIC’s Parking & Transportation Division. ISO Trainer Srinivasa Bhargaba was joined by Beena Sajee, Mahendiran CR and Ranjith Ramanathan from TUV Rheinland’s Middle East office.

Introduced in 1987, ISO 9001 certification requires that companies and organizations meet a number of standards by developing control systems that insure their products and services consistently meet customer requirements while providing processes for continual improvement.  More than one million companies around the world are certified according to the ISO 9001 standards.

ISO standards are reviewed every five years by the standards committee. The committee held a review in 2012 and decided the standards needed updating. A new version ISO 9001:2015 was published in September of 2105, replacing the 2008 standards.

”Energy International is currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards,” Chadi Farran, Program Manager, EIC Parking & Transportation. “All ISO certified companies must comply with the new standards by September 2018 or risk losing their certification. This training was essential to familiarize ourselves with the changes and prepare our organization to migrate efficiently from 2008 to 2015 standards.”

The training seminar was conducted by TUV Rheinland Middle East. TUV Rheinland is a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services with headquarters in Cologne, Germany and locations in 69 countries. Recognized as a leader in the testing of such things as automobiles, industrial facilities and consumer goods, the company also offers training and certification of management systems including ISO 9001.