What is ISO 9001:2015?
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally. ISO 9001 implemented, to its full potential, becomes an invaluable asset to your organisation.
The purpose of the standard is to assist companies in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product while achieving excellence in their customer service and delivery. The standard can be used throughout an organisation to improve the performance or within a particular site, plant or department.
ISO 9001 contains eight key principles of quality management which is not auditable but do form the fundamental characteristics of quality management:
- Customer focus and customer satisfaction
- Involvement of people
- Process approach
- Systematic approach to management
- Continual improvement
- Factual approach to decision making
- Mutually beneficial supplier relationship
Benefits of ISO 9001:2015
- Become more cost efficient
- Increased credibility and competitiveness
- Lower costs and shorter cycle times through effective use of resources
- Enhanced customer satisfaction and improved customer loyalty leading to repeat business
- Increased revenue and market share obtained through flexible and fast responses to market opportunities
- Integration and alignment of internal processes which will lead to increased productivity and results
- Consistency in the delivery of your product or service
- Improved communication, planning and administration processes
ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation
Certification Europe is an accredited certification body which provides International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) management system certification and inspection services to organisations globally. We hold ISO 9001:2015 accreditation with the Irish National Accreditation Bureau (INAB), the internationally recognised Irish State body.
Accreditation is the process by which a certification body is recognised to offer certification services. In order to become accredited, Certification Europe is required to implement ISO 17021 which is a set of requirements for certification bodies providing auditing and certification of management systems. Certification Europe is audited annually by our accreditation bodies to ensure its services meet the exact requirements of the relevant accreditation standards.
Please visit Our Accreditation page for further information on our accreditations.
What industries implement ISO 9001:2015? ISO 9001:2015 is one of the few ISO standards that have been implemented by organisations across all industries. As the standard focuses on maintaining consistently impeccable customer service for your clients, the benefits of ISO 9001 can be seen by any organisation that wishes to improve the customer experience and be more efficient from within the organisation. Recently Certification Europe has certified organisations in the public sector, finance, pharmaceutical, tech sector and professional services to the quality management standard, to name just a few.
ISO 9001:2015 Training
Yes, we currently offer ISO 9001:2015 training courses on the transition process both public training courses and online. We also offer the option to book private courses if your organisation requires it.
Certification to ISO 9001:2015 lasts for three years and is subject to mandatory audits to ensure that you are compliant. However, if you transition from 2008 to the 2015 version during your certification cycle it does not restart the three-year cycle. Deadline for organisations that are certified to the 2008 standard have until September 2018 to update to the new version of the standard.
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