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What is ISO 9001?

BS EN ISO 9001:2015 is the internationally recognised quality framework for effectively managing your business and meeting your customers’ requirements.

There are currently over 1 million companies and organisations certified to ISO 9001 across 170 countries, it truly is the global standard and can be used by any business, large or small regardless of industry sector.

How can my organisation get certified to ISO 9001?

In order to implement the ISO 9001 standard within your business, you need to firstly identify how implementing this quality management system will help your business by defining the objectives that you hope to achieve.

Compliance with the standard means simply that your company must say what it does through documentation and process, do what it says through action and then prove this to an independant, objective third party.

The ISO 9001 really is the most fundamental and generic standard and so is often the starting point for an organisation wanting to bring a more structured way of working to their activities. Once this standard is in place, it paves the way for implementing more specific, industry relevant standards.

Once you have your aims defined, it is then a good idea to enlist the help of an ISO Consultant who can help you with getting all requirements in order to prepare you for the process of obtaining the certification. This is where Vassallo Associates can help you, we can design a management system that will complement and improve your processes, we can arrange and deliver staff training and also perform internal auditing.

Implementing a globally recognised quality management system within your organisation provides you with the necessary framework required to monitor and improve performance in any area you choose.

By understanding the processes for delivering your products/services to your customers, the adoption of ISO 9001 certification can help to bring out the best in your organisation.

Benefits of achieving ISO 9001 certification:

  • Improvement in performance and ability to better manage business risk.
  • Cost savings can be made through improved operational efficiencies.
  • Implementation of ISO 9001 will motivate staff by defining their key roles and responsibilities. It ensures employees are actively involved within the organisation through improved communication channels resulting from the ISO 9001 framework.
  • Enhance customer service from having more efficient business processes in place, maximising potential for repeat business.
  • In an ever-competitive market, ISO 9001 can give your company that much-needed competitive advantage.

 Vassallo Associates have the experience and skills to help you with the implementation, cost management and application of the ISO 9001 Management System to your business.

For more details regarding this quality management system, please visit the specific standard page on the  ISO Website.