ISO 9001 Certification
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization)
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work. ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of electrotechnical standardization.
Benifits of ISO
This section explains how ISO management system standards put state-of-the-art practices within the reach of all organization.
In a very small organization, there may be no “system”, just “our way of doing things”, and “our way” is probably not written down, but all in the head of the manager or owner.
The larger the organization, and the more people involved, the more the likelihood that there are written procedures, instructions, forms or records. These help ensure that everyone is not just “doing his or her own thing”, and that the organization goes about its business in an orderly and structured way. This means that time, money and other resources are utilized efficiently.
To be really efficient and effective, the organization can manage its way of doing things by systemizing it. This ensures that nothing important is left out and that everyone is clear about who is responsible for doing what, when, how, why and where.
Large organizations, or ones with complicated processes, could not function well without management systems. Companies in such fields as aerospace, automobiles, defence, or health care devices have been operating management systems for years.
ISO’s management system standards make this good management practice available to organizations of all sizes, in all sectors, everywhere in the world.