The Standard is the heart of Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System. It outlines seven key areas for compliance as they apply to an identity preserved program. Participating companies will be audited against this Standard.
Any company that wishes to become certified must “establish, document, implement and maintain a quality management system (QMS).” This is the basic premise of the Standard.
Proper documentation is a key component of the system and provides traceability. The CIPRS Standard defines what must be included in a documented quality system, details how documents should be controlled, and outlines the different types of records needed.
The need for management commitment to the development, implementation, and improvement of the QMS is fundamental. Communicating to employees the importance of meeting both customer and regulatory requirements is emphasized.
Ensuring resources are in place to meet customer needs is vital. The role human resources, employee training, and the correct infrastructure play in reaching conformity to product requirements is outlined.
Making sure you can deliver what the customer wants is what it’s all about. Planning and developing the processes needed for product realization, including communicating with the customer, purchasing, and planting and service provision is the focus.
Measurement, Analysis and Improvement
Continuous improvement should be the goal of companies following the CIPRS Standard. Therefore, it is essential that companies monitor, measure, analyze and improve processes to demonstrate conformity of the product, ensure conformity to their established QMS, and to work towards always improving the effectiveness of the QMS.
The company must participate in a monitoring program at intervals specified by the
Commission. This is the final requirement of the Standard.
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