ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard that can benefit any size organization. Designed to be a powerful business improvement tool, ISO 9001 Quality Management certification can help you to:
- Continually improve
- Manage operations in a standardized way and reduce costs
- Win more business
- Satisfy more customers
- Be more resilient and build a sustainable business
To ensure that ISO 9001 continues to serve the business community and maintain its relevance in today’s market place, the standard is being revised to address the change in the business world.
Benefits of the new standard
Greater involvement in the management system by the leadership team will ensure the whole organization will be motivated towards the organizations goals and objectives.
Introduction of Risk & Opportunity Management
A vital part of the planning and implementation of a QMS is a new requirement to identify the risks and opportunities that can potentially impact the operation and performance of the QMS, as well as the corresponding ‘proportionate’ actions to address them.
An Integrated Approach
With the new structure applicable to all new ISO management systems standards it wll be much easier to implement multiple, integrated management systems.
ISO 9001:2008 transition
Organisations that are already certified to ISO 9001:2008 will have three years from formal publication of ISO 9001:2015 to transfer to the new version of this standard. Based on the current publication schedule, this transition period would end in September 2018.
I’m interested in certifying to ISO 9001. What should I do?
We provide training courses to help you understand the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and risk-based thinking. We also offer one-day, half day management briefs for executives.
Our experts can carry out a gap analysis against the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 to make the transition smooth and transparent. This exercise will provide your organisation with structured assistance to highlight the extent to which existing systems and controls cover the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, or to identify an implementation action plan, where needed.