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AFTER many years of complying to the standards set out by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Wallenius Wilhelmsen has now achieved ISO certification for its engineering, procurement and construction suppliers in Australia.

The shipping line’s equipment processing centres in Australia have recently been awarded ISO 9001-2015 certification.

The globally recognised standards specified by the ISO ensure that the company delivers a process-orientated approach to upholding quality and regulatory requirements at every stage of its processing services.

“While the pandemic did initially delay certification, Microsoft HoloLens technology already in use at our EPCs meant that we could complete the external auditing process remotely, making us among the first in the world to receive remote certification,” said a spokesperson for Wallenius Wilhelmsen.

“To achieve ISO certification, teams across our five EPC sites in Australia worked together to create one unified quality management system.”

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The system, which has now been trialled and successfully implemented across the company’s EPCs, is designed to automate processes, reduce administration time and improve accessibility and control for employees.

The company is also providing ongoing training to ensure that everyone is up to speed with the system.

“Our customers asked for ISO and we listened,” says Karen Radford, VP of EPC services in Australia.

“Going forward this will be a key tool in our toolbox to constantly improve our business performance, which would not have been possible without the constant dedication and hard work of all our EPC employees and business partners over the last 12 months.”

The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management system is certified with British Standards Institution Australia and is valid for three years.

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