Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, announced that it achieved certification against ISO 9001:2015 for quality management and ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management based on a rigorous, company-wide audit by the BSI Group The Netherlands. This recognition confirms Ultimaker’s commitment to quality and environmental management, and gives customers confidence that Ultimaker is a suitable provider of professional 3D printing applications.
The ISO 9001:2015 certification requires an organization to demonstrate an end-to-end quality management system that provides products and services to meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory needs; that enhances customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system. The ISO 14001:2015 certification requires an organization to manage environmental responsibilities according to the new High Level Structure (HLS), applicable to all management systems, such as the pillar of corporate sustainability.
The certifications underline Ultimaker’s focus on risk-based operation and continuous improvement. BSI auditors found zero major non-conformities and one minor non-conformity at Ultimaker, which was rectified before certification. Auditors commented that they had rarely experienced such a relatively young company achieve such a high degree of compliance. They also discovered that Ultimaker implements a never-before-seen industry best practice: visually communicating data that shows the consistency of measurements and tests.