Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), achieve global ISO 9001:2015 certification

PML has been awarded International Standard ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management Systems after external assessment by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).

Left: Prof Stephen De Mora (PML) and right: David Derrick (LRQA)  

The revised ISO 9001:2015 standard is the best practice quality management framework and supports PML’s commitment to ensuring that the research and services they provide consistently meet customers’ requirements, and that their business activities are continually improved with time.

LRQA Management Systems UK&I Area Operations Manager, David Derrick "PML Group has an exceptionally well implemented and maintained ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System that fulfils the needs of their interested parties. Adoption of the new standard has supported a measurable increase in partner and customer satisfaction and aided the development of innovative business activities."

The updated version of the standard places greater emphasis on leadership engagement and helps address organisational risks and opportunities in a structured manner. Being certified to ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates that organisations are continually responding to and meeting the ever-changing needs of their partners and customers. 

PML Chief Executive Professor Stephen de Mora commented: "We are delighted to achieve Certification to ISO9001:2015 which serves to back up the commitment and customer focus that we have within both organizations in continuing to undertake world-class marine research and applied services for all our funders, customers and beneficiaries nationally and internationally. We are particularly pleased as only 10% of organizations in the UK have achieved this standard of ISO9001 Certification."

PML based in Plymouth, undertakes interdisciplinary research that brings together areas of scientific expertise to address key scientific and socially relevant questions relating to marine environment. Working with partners both nationally and internationally, they have a research portfolio of over 100 competitive research projects at any one time. PML is a partner for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council, delivering national capability in marine science and earth observation, as well as leading or partnering on many EU research programmes.


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