References to quality control

With the issuing of the ISQM standard, the regulatory world is abuzz with changing all references to quality control, to quality management, due to the fact that the new standard is named, ‘International Standard of Quality Management’, whereas the old standard was called, ‘International Standard of Quality Control’. I find it a bit absurd, as the concept of quality control has not vanished; the standard was expanded to ensure that the management aspect of quality control was also addressed.

At LEAF, we have always applied the management aspects of quality control, and do not see ISQM1 and ISQM2 as new standards. They just spell out responsibilities and management concepts which were included in the original ISQC1 in more detail.