Updated: Jan 29, 2021
The International Standard Organization (ISO) is an independent, international organization that brings together expertise from all over the world for the purpose of developing standards and solutions to challenges experienced globally. ISO standards cover almost every industry and provide a variety of frameworks that make possible the process of doing business internationally. Organizations achieve ISO certification via a third party and maintain their certification by undergoing periodic audits to ensure compliance with the defined standards. As standards evolve, organizations must upgrade their processes and re-certify to the latest version of the standard. Becoming ISO 9001 certified will benefit your business and clients in several ways.
Quality Management System Standards
ISO 9001 defines the standards required for a Quality Management System (QMS). A QMS is the series of processes, procedures, and policies that ensure customer requirements are consistently met. The ISO 9001 standard is used by organizations to demonstrate that they have the internal system in place to consistently deliver their products and/or services to their customers. Becoming ISO 9001 certified doesn’t mean adding overhead or unmanageable processes. ISO doesn’t define the quality objective or what quality looks like. The organization must define what their quality objectives are as they seek to continually improve their processes in order to reach those objectives.
Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification to Your Organization
Defining a quality management system requires your organization to assess where it currently is relative to their quality goals, identify how your organization impacts the client, and understand their expectations. This understanding forms the basis for what your organization must focus on to achieve its quality objectives and what you must improve to consistently achieve these expectations. By seeking to continuously improve how to better satisfy your customer needs, your organization will inevitably look for ways to make processes more efficient, improve communications, and better manage future risks.
Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification to Your Clients
Your clients benefit from your certification by knowing they are working with an organization that follows an international standard of quality to how it operates. Clients also have the added confidence your organization’s quality management system is regularly assessed and validated as compliant to the ISO 9001 standard. Finally, your clients can trust they are partnering with an organization who strives to continuously improve their service quality and holds their clients as a number one priority.
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