Obtaining an ISO certification is so important to businesses that many will specify the distinction next to their business name, and some customers and industries mandate it through the supply chain. A client or potential business partner may ask why having an ISO certification is important. Simply stated, an ISO certification means the client can trust a business and have confidence that It has the processes in place that are independently audited, to improve the likelihood that products and services will meet or exceed customer expectations.
What is an ISO Standard?
ISO standards define and structure a company’s management systems. These standards apply to all industries and require businesses seeking certification to define how their systems meet the standards’ rigorous requirements. Meeting the standards assures customers that all vendor company activities – design, manufacturing, production, purchasing, quality control, packaging, handling, storage, shipping, and customer service – are appropriately managed and controlled.
Certification Builds Confidence
When a business certifies to an international standard, they are representing a trusted symbol of quality, safety, and compatibility. These standards are developed through a process that is balanced, open, and transparent and help elicit trust among the groups and businesses that have placed value in the certification process.
Building Trust with simpleQuE
There are several paths to obtaining ISO certification. A company can create its own documents and systems, then prepare for and manage their audit internally, or they can work with a specialist to provide consulting, auditing and training services to expedite the certification process. It is important to note that actual ISO certification is the result of an audit conducted by an external registrar or certification body and not the International Standards Organization who develops the standards.
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