The ISO 9001 certification is an international quality standard for Quality Management that is issued by the International Organization for Standardization. Explicitly written so it can be applied to all types of organizations, regardless of industry or size, this standard is recognized throughout the world.
Many companies require their suppliers to become ISO 9001 certified and even prefer it. So, achieving an ISO 9001 certification could prove to be a tremendous marketing tool for your business. ISO 9001 can help you structure your company, build equity value, and provide proof of best practices needed to attract larger companies.
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Being ISO 9001 certified will help an organization improve its efficiencies. This equates to enhanced productivity, reduced costs and establishing accountability throughout the organization. Company personnel will have clear roles and there will be standardized lines of communication to improve management.
ISO 9001 certified companies are required to have a company manual that defines how the business operates. This will be independently audited to ensure it matches the actual practices taking place. Once the system is fully implemented (the ISO quality manual completed, procedures and forms implemented) and an internal audit has been performed, a company must pass an initial audit. To maintain its certification, companies are required to pass periodic surveillance audits (typically once per year).