ISO 9001 is the most widely used standard for Quality Management. It is internationally recognised and brings efficiency and improved customer satisfaction to any size organisation, small or large.
Most organisations want ISO 9001 Certification to qualify for a tender or to achieve preferred supplier status: typically for a Local Authority or for a supply chain requirement.
There are many benefits to achieving ISO 9001 Certification, including:
Greater success with tenders
Preferred contractor status
Reduced costs and re-work
Improved customer satisfaction and loyalty
In addition, ISO 9001 is designed to be compatible with other management system standards such as ISO 14001 (Environmental Management). A combination of complementary standards can be integrated seamlessly as they share many principles, so choosing Certification for an integrated management system can provide you with outstanding value for money. Achieving ISO 9001 Certification is the beginning of a long-term process of continually checking and improving to ensure that your organisation has all that it needs in order to better its working practices across the whole company.
It is often the case that ISO 9001 Certification can be achieved in a relatively short amount of time; depending on the size of your organisation, you can expect to reach certified status within 3-6 months.
ISO 9001 Certification is suitable, and can be achieved, by any type and size of organisation, from a one-man band to a multinational manufacturing company. How? Because ISO 9001 specifies the requirements a quality system must meet, but it does not detail how they should be met. Therefore, leaving a large amount of flexibility and scope for implementation in widely differing sectors and organisations. In other words, ISO 9001 Certification is flexible, and can be implemented accordingly because of this flexibility.
Read the 2015 update of the Standard
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