Lightning eMotors has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for its companywide quality management system. ISO is the international standard that specifies the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS).
“This certification further demonstrates our unwavering commitment to quality across our systems and processes and is a clear milestone for Lightning as we continue to mature and scale the organization to meet increasing demand for commercial electric vehicles,” said Troy Mai, Lightning eMotors’ vice president of quality, in a recent news release. “But this is just the beginning. We must now be diligent to maintain our processes as we nurture our culture of continuous improvement.”
The ISO 9001 audit evaluated Lightning’s processes against seven key parameters: engagement of people, customer focus, leadership, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management. The resulting certification examines quality expectations and overall quality culture for the company.
“I have always believed a segment-leading product is not possible without rigorous quality processes and highly skilled and dedicated people behind it, so I’m proud to see our investments have been recognized with ISO 9001 certification,” said Tim Reeser, CEO and cofounder of Lightning eMotors.
All ISO 9001 accredited certifications are issued by independent, third-party registrars that are recognized by an independent accreditation body. Lightning’s audit was carried out by DNV, a respected registrar in the automotive, environmental and energy sectors.
“Lightning eMotors had a very successful initial audit, with only minor findings that were quickly addressed. The ISO 9001:2015 certificate was issued, and we look forward to our continued partnership,” said Ismael Belmarez, accreditation manager at DNV Business Assurance.