At the end of October 2016, COTES underwent recurrent annual compliance audit conducted by the Swiss company SGS. The company has confirmed our compliance with the requirements of the quality management system ISO 9001:2008. In the course of the audit a number of positive developments have been pointed out. These include commitment of our company to information security, development of new in-house regulations and optimization of processes, high professionalism of employees and willingness to improve. International Standard ISO 9001:2008 is a reliable tool for making an effective management system and enhancing competitiveness.