“At Beaufort, quality is at the core of everything we do. Our ISO 9001:2015 certification demonstrates this and sets us apart from the vast majority of CROs. Sponsors can be confident that their projects will be conducted with the highest quality management principles and process-driven methodologies,” Beaufort President Clay Gill told us.
According to Gill, ISO 9001:2015 is one of the “most sought after standards in the world,” and to achieve it in the first attempt, an enterprise must demonstrate a high level of commitment and consistency.
The certification process spanned 18-months and included a three-stage audit: an internal audit conducted by an ISO consultant; a stage I “readiness” audit conducted by the ISO 9001:2015 registrar; and a stage II audit, also conducted by the registrar.
Gill said the final registration audit report included “commendations [that] describe ‘world class’ systems programs observed by the auditor during this audit.”