October 19, 2017, NEW YORK, NY
Unimed Holdings, parent of Universal Marine Medical, announced today that it’s been awarded the updated ISO 9001 standard to 2015 as well as the 14001 standard to 2015.
ISO certification is based on quality management principles including strong customer focus, motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement and review. The goal is to ensure customers receive consistently high quality products and services. Unimed is committed to providing the highest quality distribution network to its global customers.
Paul Slade, Chief Operating Officer stated: “Achieving this ISO update to our certification means our customers can have confidence that Unimed is totally committed to the highest level of customer service. We have held an ISO accreditation for many years, but when the new standard was announced, we started the work to ensure we made the necessary changes to achieve this new standard. It was very important to our organization to be one of the first companies in our industry to accomplish this.”
Slade continued: “In our industry, customers are focused on quality, traceability and continual improvement. Achievement of this update to the standards demonstrates our commitment to that.”
Colin Rees, Operations Director of Unimed’s UK operations and Responsible Person (RP) further commented: “ISO 14001:2015 requirements clearly define and establish controls to reduce our company’s environmental impact in everyday operations. Unimed’s mission is to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations while minimizing waste.”
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in New York City and Southampton, UK, Unimed is one of the oldest providers of medical and pharmaceutical supplies to the maritime industry. Through its locations globally including: London, Miami, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney and Perth Australia, the Company is capable of meeting its customers’ global supply chain needs by providing medical supplies and services, safety and security services, risk management, logistics, and other marine industrial products. The group of companies focuses on duty of care management for 2,000 of the world’s largest corporations in the cruise, shipping, mining, oil and gas, NGO, aviation, and governmental industries. For more information about Universal, please visit: www.universalmarinemedical.com.