Do you want to work smarter? With a quality management system you can more easily analyze and control both your internal processes and the customer’s experience of your product and your brand. With an efficient organization and a structured way of working, you also save both time and money. The ISO 9001 certificate is a confirmation that you consciously, systematically and customer-oriented work on developing and improving your business.
An international quality factor with many benefits – ISO 9001
The ISO 9001 standard is the world’s best-known quality standard, well-established both in Sweden and abroad. ISO 9001 basically deals with improvement, and the standard’s requirements document is therefore a good tool for all companies that want to develop and work smarter.
A business that meets the requirements of ISO 9001 is productive and cost-effective, receives lower number of complaints and has more satisfied customers.
An ISO certification also fulfills an important function internally, since the staff often feel greater responsibility and satisfaction in their work when they actively participated in quality-enhancing measures. A certified quality management system is also an increasingly common requirement both for large procurements and for smaller business deals.
A quality certification is a wise investment that helps you to do what you are good at even better – while strengthening your brand towards both customers and suppliers.
ISO 9001 – What is needed and what is the process for a certification?
Introducing a quality management system can feel like a big project, but big does not have to mean difficult or complicated. You simply introduce routines for how you should ensure continuous development and improvement in your business.
Broadly speaking, the process – creating a functioning quality management system and becoming certified – involves the following steps:
- Create a quality plan; policies and procedures
- Implement the quality plan in your business
- Analyze and fix the work – further improve your quality management system
Step 1-3 you do yourself or with the help of a consultant. There are many talented consultants working in different industries around the country, we are happy to convey contact information. You can also get good help from the SIS (Swedish Standards Institue) website. There are, among other things, requirements documents, checklist, a web guide and tips on education and manuals.
When auditing, we as an accredited certification company help you review your quality management system based on the requirements set in ISO 9001.
We look at whether your routines are comprehensive and if the working methods you describe are well established and implemented. Should we find any shortcomings after the quality audit, you will get a list of what needs to be addressed.
When the audit is approved and completed, we issue your certificate in accordance with ISO 9001. We then assist you with annual development visits for continued good development and a maintained high quality. Every three years, a re-certification is also made. Together we look at any deviations and shortcomings so that a new certificate can be issued well in advance of expiry date of the previous one.
Do you need certification or renewal of certificate according to ISO 9001?
Do you want to certify your company according to quality standard ISO 9001? Contact us and we will help you with the information you need or request a quotation directly.
Is it time to renew your existing quality certificate? We can take over your certificate from current certification bodies and assist you at any time during the certification cycle. Contact us for more information.