STMicroelectronics has received ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification renewals within weeks of each other, affirming its adherence to the internationally recognized standards of quality management. The certification process for ISO 9001 and ISO/TS16949 involved 26 ST sites that were audited over a period of seven months.
ISO 9001 certification is an important measure of management and operational controls, as it evaluates organizations according to the same rigorous standards employed by the most highly respected manufacturing companies in the world. ISO/TS 16949 complements ISO 9001 with the specific technical requirements from the automotive industry.
The company employs an effective quality management system based on these standards to improve operational efficiency and productivity and to provide better quality products, in order to enhance customer satisfaction. ST earned its first company-wide ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 certifications in 2003, and has successfully renewed them on schedule every three years since.
“This is an excellent achievement that all ST employees can take pride in earning,” said Georges Auguste, Executive Vice President and Director of Quality, Education and Sustainable Development. “Certification demands commitment and hard work from ST’s people around the world and is a testimony to ST’s dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.”
Marie-Hélène Sibille, Corporate Quality Vice President, added, “Adopting ISO 9001 and ISO/TS demonstrates our systematic process-based approach to continuous improvement, and the immense job done to document our processes and implement them consistently and efficiently. The renewal of our ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 certifications confirms and demonstrates the commitment of ST people at all levels to improve quality and build customer satisfaction.”