ISO Certification

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ISO Certification

International Organization for standardization is a non-governmental and international organization that ensures the quality, safety, and efficiency of the company’s products, services, and systems all over the world. The certification ensures that a management system, manufacturing process or documentation procedure has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. From energy management and social responsibility to medical devices, ISO certification exist in wide areas of industry. The classification of each certification is different and is done numerically.

Below are some of the few points to keep in mind about ISO:

  1. The size of the organization does not matter
  2. You may be a restaurant or a consultancy or a government entity, your industry does not matter.
  3. ISO is not a standard of products. The quality of the products is not defined by ISO.
  4. It is also not a persona standard meaning an individual cannot be ISO certified.
  5. ISO is not a membership group.

Advantages of ISO certification:

  • Better internal management.
  • Less wastage.
  • Increase in efficiency, productivity, and profit.
  • Improved customer retention and acquisition.
  • Consistent outcomes, measured and monitored.
  • Globally recognized standard.

Frequently Asked Question

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies for quality management system.

Prepare your organization, Gap Analysis, Project Plan, Training, Documentation, Use and Improve QMS, Internal Audits, ISO Registration.

A certification body [also called a registrar] is an organization which issues certificate. An accreditation body is an organization which authorizes the certification body to issue the certificate. Normally an accreditation body is a member of International accreditation forum [IAF] but there are many “independent” accreditation bodies also.

No. ISO and other standards are targeted at various aspects of business, for example, ISO 9001 deals with quality management system, ISO 14001Â deals with environment management system and so forth. ISO certifications do not ensure fraud protection. For fraud protection refer consumer protection act, but that can be invoked only after you have been cheated.

An ISO Certifications is valid for 3 years.

An ISO Certification is provided under a TAT Time of 10/12 working days.

ISO Certifications are issued by companies called Certification Bodies. Legitimate Certification Bodies are authorized by an overarching organization called an Accreditation Body who is there to make sure they are auditing to the required standard.

Yes, there are plenty of shadowy operators in the certification industry so it is important to ensure the Certification Body that you engage to complete the independent, third-party certification audit of your management system is accredited and your certificate is authentic.

No ISO 9001 is not a legal requirement. Companies can choose whether or not to be certified to ISO 9001 or not. That said, Government and Private Request for Tenders (RFTs) often include criteria related to Quality, Safety, and Environmental Certification.

Quality Management relates to the holistic quality management framework that has been established and implemented to ensure process performance, quality of products and services and continual improvement