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ST. JULIAN'S, 22 JANUARY 2021 - IRIS THAUMAS has announced that it has achieved certification to SM EN ISO 9001:2015.

The ISO 9001 standard is an international standard which sets out the criteria for a quality management system (QMS) and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. The standard is a blueprint for companies to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

The company's journey to certification started in late 2016 when the company leadership set the course for a full-blown QMS. "As the complexity of the services we developed over the last few years increased, we became even more committed to managing our services, processes and procedures through a well-defined and structured system. We accomplished that with the the QMS and are committed to applying it going forward" said Deniss Berezins, HR Services Manager at IRIS THAUMAS.


Inġ. Francis Farrugia (right), Director General, Standards and Metrology at MCCAA presents the certificate to Deniss Berezins (centre), HR Services Manager, IRIS THAUMAS in the presence of George Cutajar (left), Director, Standardization Directorate, Standards and Metrology Institute.

For the certification process, the company chose the Standards and Metrology Institute, a Maltese independent body under the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs (MCCAA) which is entrusted with the coordination of standardization and related activities at various corporate, national, regional and international levels. Upon passing Stage I/II audits, IRIS THAUMAS' quality management system was certified and will be subject to annual audits by the MCCAA.


During the handing of the certificate event at the MCCAA, Inġ. Francis Farrugia, Director General Standards and Metrology at MCCAA congratulated IRIS THAUMAS on their accomplishment.


The ISO 9001 standard was first published in 1987, with the ISO 9001:2015 being the current version having replaced ISO 9001:2008 in September 2015. It is already the most widely adopted standard in the history of standards with over one million companies certified in over 170 countries worldwide. The standard is published by the International Organization for Standardization, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.


IRIS THAUMAS is a human resources services firm based in St. Julian's, Malta. The company's core services are provision of human capital, recruitment, payroll, and related employment services. The company is a registered foreign employer in close to 30 countries and territories through which it provides employment compliance solutions for clients who employ staff abroad. Additionally, the company provides comprehensive payroll services to local SMEs as well as recruitment services. The company is a licenced recruitment agency/employment business by DIER and is a certified Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service provider in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention MLC, 2006.

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