ISO 9001 – Everything you need to know

What is ISO 9001 and how can it benefit your business?

ISO 9001 quality management system standard (QMS) is the internationally recognised quality management system standard. It is range of standards designed to help organisations ensure they meet the needs of their customers and other stakeholders

The ISO 9001 can benefit your organisation across many aspects of your business. The ISO 9001 QMS provides the infrastructure, procedures, processes and resources needed to help organisations both monitor and improve their performance to drive efficiencies, client service and product excellence. 

How can your business get certified?

ISO 9001 is applicable to any organisation – irrespective of their size or geographical location. One of the major strengths of ISO 9001 is its wider appeal for all types of organisations. 

Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) is the world's leading provider of independent assessment services including certification. When it comes to ISO 9001 we have got you covered. Our unique methodology, LRQA Business Assurance, turns assessment into a powerful management tool to improve and protect performance. By understanding what really matters to your organisation and stakeholders, we help you improve your management system and your business at the same time.

ISO 9001 – 2015 Revision. What changes were made?

All ISO Standards are subject to review every 5 years. This is done to ensure that standard remain current and relevant to the market place. 

The key changes in the proposed standard are:

• The emphasis on leadership

• The focus on risk management

• Emphasis on objectives measurement and change

• Communication and awareness

• Fewer prescriptive requirements 

Organisations are granted a three year transition period from existing systems. If you have updated your system over that period talk to us about how we can help you!

8 things that you can do now that will make your transition easier

Many organisations are yet to start their transition to the revised international Quality Management System (QMS) standard, ISO 9001:2015 and with less than a year to go, the stakes are increasing to ensure that your organisation meets the deadline. 

We’ve pulled together insight from our clients, assessors, and client services teams to help you get the best from your organisation’s transition journey. 

Download this guide to make your transition journey easier

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