Chris Anderson wrote the following interesting article about why your company needs an ISO 9001 certification:
When we talk about helping companies obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification, people often ask us, “Why does our company need to be ISO 9001 certified?” Good question. ISO 9001 is the quality management system (QMS) standard and it produces numerous benefits for any company willing to go that route. So, why should your organization obtain ISO 9001 certification?
ISO 9001 Certification
Becoming ISO 9001 certified means to pass a physical ISO 9001:2015 certification audit by a registrar (a certifying agency).
What Can You Do With This Certification?
You can use the fact that your company is ISO 9001:2015 certified in your marketing. Your management system and its processes have been certified to ISO 9001 so you do want to talk about your successful registration to ISO 9001 just as long as you do not suggest that your products are certified or that you are certified by ISO, which is what ISO certified implies.
What can’t you do?
- You can’t use or modify ISO’s logo…it is ISO’s brand and intellectual property.
- You can’t say ISO 9001 or ISO certified…You must spell it out. We are ISO 9001:2013 certified; we are not certified by ISO or by ISO 9001.
- ISO 9001:2015 cannot be listed on your products or used in literature to imply product certification…It’s not a product certification it’s a company certification.
- You must be careful with your scope description so it properly depicts your certified activities and geographic locations. For Bizmanualz it includes our manual products, training and consulting services from our St. Louis location.
To learn more about improving your processes, attend the latest Internal Auditor Class coming to our St. Louis, Missouri, lean ISO consulting offices. Download Free Sample ISO Procedure Templates to see how easy it is to use MW Word Templates to build your ISO Quality Management System.
The 10 reasons the article covers are the following:
Meet Customer Requirements
Get More Revenue and Business from New Customers
Improve Company and Product Quality
Increase Customer Satisfaction with your Products
Describe, Understand, and Communicate Your Company Processes
Develop a Professional Culture and Better Employee Morale
Improve the Consistency of Your Operations
Focus Management and Employees
Improve Efficiency, Reduce Waste, and Save Money
Achieve International Quality Recognition
See the original article here: Bizmanuals