Beaufort is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company—one of very few CROs to obtain and maintain this certification. When sponsors entrust their projects to Beaufort, they can be confident that the work will be conducted in accordance with the highest quality management principles.
What is ISO 9001:2015?
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental worldwide federation of national standards bodies that develops international standards. ISO 9001:2015, the latest edition of ISO’s flagship quality management systems standard, is a worldwide quality standard that helps organizations demonstrate that they offer products and services of consistently good quality.
To obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification, a firm must demonstrate that it:
- Practices evidence-based decision making
- Addresses risks and opportunities in a methodical manner
- Ensures that quality policy and quality objectives are established for the quality management system that are compatible with the context and strategic direction of the organization
What does this mean for our clients?
The certification demonstrates that Beaufort provides consistently good quality services to the life sciences industry in its clinical research, regulatory affairs, quality, and staffing solutions. It reaffirms our commitment to meeting client requirements, upholding the highest quality standards, and continuously improving processes throughout our organization.
A well-structured quality system is critical to the success of sponsors’ work. ISO certification provides third party validation of our commitment to a quality-first approach and helps further set Beaufort apart from other CROs.