Why ISO 9001?
An ISO 9001 quality management system has the potential to make your organization more cost effective and efficient, providing your customers consistent quality products. In addition, ISO can arm you with a powerful competitive tool to help your business grow and prosper. Quite simply, compliance with ISO 9000 standards sends a very strong message to your customers: Your company takes quality seriously. Adding ISO 9001 to a TÜV SÜD certified consumer product line tells your customers that product recalls, poor quality, poor vendor relations, and litigation are far less likely because there are systems and independent checkpoints in place to assure quality and safety.
What is ISO 9000?
ISO 9000, originally published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization, is a generic quality systems standard that specifies, in very broad terms, the necessary components of a quality management system. Rather than being specific to any one industry, ISO 9001 details the basic requirements of the quality function for all industries. ISO 9001 gives you the tools to grow a better business through continuous improvement and refined processes. Today, more than 500,000 businesses have achieved ISO 9001 certification throughout the world, making it by far the most recognized symbol for quality in the global marketplace.