The ONS Quality Management Strategy was updated in July 2015.
It sets out our commitment to quality, our organisational approach to quality and our quality goals. The Quality Management Strategy helps to support the strategic objectives of the UK Statistics Authority, as set out in Better Statistics, Better Decisions. It also helps to ensure that we meet our obligations under the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
As an organisation we are committed to further developing a culture of quality to ensure that we:
produce statistical outputs that meet user needs to a level of quality that is fit-for-purpose
explain the quality of our statistics to our users by providing up-to-date metadata
improve the quality of our statistical outputs and processes through standardisation, continuous improvement and quality reviews
The strategy is further supported by the ONS Statistical Quality Framework, which sets out a description of the corporate quality initiatives that support, improve and assure the quality of our statistical products.
To view the detail of the organisational approach to quality and the statistical quality framework, please see the ONS Quality Management Strategy.
For further information, please contact ONS Quality Centre.