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What is ISO9001:2015?

ISO9001:2015 is a quality management system (QMS) standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It provides a tried and tested framework for the development, implementation and management of a QMS.

  • 1.6 million ISO 9001 certificates have been issued across 178 countries
  • Updated every 5 years with the latest standard issued in 2015.

Why is it so popular?

With a 7% increase in companies taking up ISO9001 in 2016, there does not appear to be any slowdown in the popularity of the most recognised quality management standard (British Assessment Bureau survey 2016). While some companies are driven to implement ISO9001 by their clients, and it clearly allows them to tender for work previously unattainable, the vast majority also recognise improvements in internal efficiencies leading to greater profitability.

  • 76% of companies reported improvements in internal processes and efficiency
  • 62% of companies reported they had qualified for / won new business as a direct result
  • 24% of companies reported they had been eligible to tender for new opportunities.

A well designed and maintained quality management system will bring together all the processes in the business in the most efficient way to ensure quality data is available to management to allow business objectives to be achieved and risks to success managed appropriately. The QMS should allow a business to:

  • Understand the overall context of the organisation to help define business objectives
  • Utilise fact-based decision making
  • Improve customer focus
  • Operate more efficiently
  • Open up new market opportunities
  • Improve risk management
  • Improve employee engagement and ownership
  • Reduce errors and re-work
  • Promote continuous improvement.

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If you are taking your first steps on the ISO9001 journey, looking to adapt your system to a growing business or ready to transition to the latest ISO9001:2015 standard, our team of experienced quality professionals can work with you to ensure the transition is as straightforward and as stress free as possible.

ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Systems

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