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ISO 9001 Certification & Audit - Quality Management System

Meet and exceed customers' expectations by ensuring the quality of your products and services

Only organizations which manage their quality effectively will succeed in the market

Increasing operational transparency, improving processes, sustainably enhancing customer satisfaction, reducing rates of defects and rejects – the list of arguments for operating a certified quality management system is a long one. Business and industry have come to share this understanding over time, turning QM into a clear must-have. An ISO 9001 certificate has today become a basic requirement of many customers across all industries. The standard itself has undergone repeated revisions with the International Standards Organization (ISO), aligning it to the latest developments in society, business, and industry and adapting it to new conditions.

The ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) is the world’s most popular quality management standard, with over one million certified organizations in 180 countries worldwide. ISO 9001 provides a quality management framework that companies can use to ensure the quality of their products and services is consistent. Many enterprise buyers and retailers require their suppliers to be ISO 9001 certified in order to minimize their risk of purchasing a poor product or service.

The 5th revision of the ISO 9001 standard, which applies at present, was published on September 15, 2015. Its “High Level Structure,” which has been adopted for all “major” management system standards, makes the ISO 9001:2015 easy to use as basis of an integrated management system. The standard places greater emphasis on the context of the organization, interested parties, the risk-based approach, and the handling of knowledge. It gives considerably greater responsibility for the management system to the board of management or “top management,” and focuses more closely on the topic of services.

Benefits of obtaining ISO 9001 certification:

  • Boost your sales potential
  • Reduce the chance of product faults and recalls or service shortcomings
  • Demonstrate your organization’s ability to consistently meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Attain significant improvements in organizational efficiency and product quality by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity

Steps to your ISO 9001 certification & Audit

Before you can initiate the certification process, your organization will need to implement a quality management system according to ISO 9001 requirements and its effectiveness must be thoroughly documented.

For the certification process itself, the following steps have been established:

  1. Documentation review audit: TÜV SÜD evaluates your documentation and company records
  2. On-site audit: TÜV SÜD reviews the compliance of your actual activities to ISO 9001 requirements and company records.
  3. Close the gap: Your organization identifies and implements measures to correct the root cause of any non-conformances identified by the audit
  4. Certification issuance: TÜV SÜD issues the ISO 9001 certification and certification mark
  5. Surveillance audits: Annual audit required to maintain certification validity (Unannounced audits may occur in special cases)

Third-party ISO 9001 Certification by TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD is a leading provider of management systems solutions, having issued tens of thousands of management systems certificates to businesses of all sizes across the globe. Our dedicated global team of experienced auditors help you explore the possibility of integrating your ISO 9001 certification initiative with other management systems. We can also act as a one-stop provider for all your management system certification needs by offering integrated management system services.

In addition to offering comprehensive evaluations and reports, we can provide you with our TÜV SÜD certification mark, which is globally recognized and synonymous with quality and safety.

Contact us to begin the ISO 9001 certification process.


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