ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) Certification
ISO 9001 is a global standard that outlines the standards for a quality management system (QMS). The standard is used by businesses to show that they can consistently deliver products and services that fulfil customer and regulatory criteria. It is the most widely used standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only one that enterprises can certify against.
Technical Committee ISO/TC 176 developed ISO 9001: 2015, a generic standard for Quality Management System Implementation. ISO 9001:2015, the fifth version, is compliant with ISO 14001:2015 and replaces ISO 9001:2008. It applies to the processes of product design, manufacture, and supply, as well as the realisation of services provided by a company. Various firms utilise it to create their quality compliance criteria, regardless of the size of the company, whether large or little, and regardless of its field activities.
WHAT ARE THE ISO 9001 BENEFITS?
ISO 9001 assists firms in ensuring that their consumers obtain consistently high-quality products and services, which results in a slew of benefits for customers, management, and staff.
Organizations find that utilising ISO 9001, which sets the requirements for an efficient quality management system, helps them:
- Set up a quality management system (QMS).
- Customers, management, and staff will be satisfied.
- Improve their processes on a regular basis.
ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
Organizations can only certify to ISO 9001, the only standard in the ISO 9000 series. An organisation that has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification has demonstrated the following:
- Follows the ISO 9001 standard’s guidelines.
- It satisfies its own needs.
- Customer requirements, as well as statutory and regulatory obligations, are met.
- Organizes documentation
REQUIREMENTS IN GENERAL
The organisation must establish, document, implement, and maintain a quality management system (QMS) and demonstrate continuous progress in meeting the standards.
THE ORGANIZATION SHALL,
- Determine the processes involved.
- Determine the order in which processes occur and how they interact.
- Establish criteria and strategies for effective process operation control.
- Provide resources and information for the processes’ operation and monitoring.
- Processes should be monitored, measured, and analysed.
- Plan actions to attain the desired outcomes and to improve these procedures on a continuous basis.
Outsourced processes that affect product adherence to requirements must be monitored and documented by the enterprise.