ISO 9001 Quality Management System
What is ISO 9001?
The ISO 9001 is the world’s most popular quality management standard, with over one million certified organizations in 180 countries worldwide. ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) provides a quality management framework that companies can use to ensure the quality of their products and services is consistent. Companies choose ISO 9001 certification to show that they have taken due care to maintain high standards. This reduces the chance of product faults and recalls or service shortcomings and ensures that your customers can buy with confidence.
What are the benefits of an ISO 9001 Certification?
ISO 9001 certification demonstrates your organization’s ability to consistently meet and exceed customer expectations. Many enterprise buyers and retailers require their suppliers to be ISO 9001 certified in order to minimize their risk of purchasing a poor product or service – being ISO 9001 certified boosts your sales potential. A business that achieves ISO 9001 certification can attain significant improvements in organizational efficiency and product quality by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. Our comprehensive guideline on ISO 9001 provides useful information on requirements and benefits.
Steps to your ISO 9001 Certification
Before you can initiate the certification process, your organization will need to implement a quality management system according to ISO 9001 requirements and its effectiveness must be thoroughly documented.
For the certification process itself, the following steps have been established:
1- Documentation review audit: ICI evaluates your documentation and company records
2- On-site audit: ICI reviews the compliance of your actual activities to ISO 9001 requirements and company records.
3- Close the gap: Your organization identifies and implements measures to correct the root cause of any non-conformances identified by the audit.
4- Certification issuance: ICI issues the ISO 9001 certification and certification mark.
5- Surveillance audits: Annual audit required to maintain certification validity. (Unannounced audits may occur in special cases).