Quality Policy on the Main Menu
The current ISO 9001 standard say’s the following about your quality policy.
Top management shall ensure that the quality policy
a) is appropriate to the purpose of the organization,
b) includes a commitment to comply with requirements and continually improve the effectiveness of the quality
c) provides a framework for establishing and reviewing quality objectives,
d) is communicated and understood within the organization, and
e) is reviewed for continuing suitability.
In order to achieve some of these objectives, we decided to give the management rep the option to display the quality policy on the main menu. We have feedback from our customers that every auditor who sees this can’t help but smile at the elegance of the solution. They can’t possibly argue that you don’t meet this requirement if every user of the quality system has to look at the quality policy every time they log into the software.
Helping you meet the requirement was the primary objective, of course, making a good first impression with your auditor was just icing on the cake. 🙂