What is ISO 9001?

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We often get questions about the ISO 9001 certification. In this article we’ll explain what an ISO 9001 certification is, why it is valuable to get a certification and how to get it.

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is a globally recognized standard in the field of quality management. With this certification you as an organization show that all products and services meet all the needs, requirements, wishes and specifications of stakeholders. By complying with ISO 9001 organizations show that they work transparently and reliably.

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Why get an ISO 9001 certificate?

Every organization has fixed steps and processes that are necessary for the delivery of products and services. These steps and processes are constantly monitored and optimized where necessary. A quality management system like that ensures growth and development within the organization. When getting the ISO 9001 certification your organization can proof to customers and partners that the quality management system is uphold.

What are the advantages of an ISO 9001 certification?

With an ISO 9001 certification you as an organization show that you deliver quality and continually strive towards improvement. These are the benefits of the ISO 9001 certificate:

  • Increased customer satisfaction: from now on customers will get the best service and support, because the organization is constantly working on optimizing processes.
  • Demonstrable quality: the ISO 9001 certification, or rather the quality of the quality management system, shows that the organization understands and controls all important processes, including up to date knowledge regarding laws and regulations.
  • Saving money: by optimizing and streamlining the processes in the organization you reduce the risk of errors. Not only does this mean you’re working more efficiently, but you also save money.

How do I obtain an ISO 9001 certificate?

An ISO 9001 certificate is tested by accredited certification organizations. This is done through an audit. During this audit, the auditor tests the design and operation of the quality management system based on various steps. It’s important to comply with the demands of the ISO 9001 before getting into an audit. However, don’t make it more difficult than it has to be. Although the organization has to comply with strict requirements to obtain the ISO 9001 certification, this process has to match your working method. Take a closer look at the quality management system. Does it comply with business operations? If not, then there is work to be done! More information about what you should pay attention to during an audit can be found here.

Why OpenSight ?

For an ISO certification process to succeed, the management system must fit in well with business operations and monitor the operational impact. With over 10 years of experience, our team has helped hundreds of organizations with designing and implementing different ISO standards. We work from the perspective of human and organization. Our consultants advise in a pragmatic manner and support in the design and implementation of policies and measures. Projects will run more smoothly, and we’ll answer all your technical questions. If you choose OpenSight, you choose the guaranteed technical support and knowledge that your organization needs.

Other benefits:

  • Technical consulting, implementation and maintenance; all-in-one.
  • A pragmatic approach with attention to people and business.
  • Flexible input allows you to set the pace yourself.
  • Personal support with the technical implementation of security measures.

Check out this page for more information about our certifications.