What is ISO?
ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental organization representing the National Standard Institutes of over 150 countries. They develop and publish international standards in response to the needs of the international market and global expert opinions.
Why Get ISO Certified?
Your Organization Benefits!
Being ISO certified can give you a competitive edge over other businesses in your industry. Not only do you benefit from the knowledge and best practices of leading experts around the world… you get to showcase this to potential customers, partners, and stakeholders to evidence your quality products and/or services.
ISO certification can help your business to grow.
ISO standards streamline and harmonize regulations across different countries, helping to boost global trade. ISO organizations increase credibility and trust throughout the supply chain.
ISO-certified organizations give society a choice of safe and reliable products and services at competitive prices.
ISO Standards and Their Benefits
In Australia, the standards that are most common for certification are:
- ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems;
- ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management;
- ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems;
- ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management;
- ISO 31000 – Risk Management; and,
- ISO 27001 – Information Security.
Through quality processes, ISO-certified organizations are able to constantly monitor and improve their well-documented and structured processes. These organizations lead the way in terms of quality, efficiency, and productivity.
Each ISO standard has different specific benefits, and together they work to provide a solid and streamlined foundation for a successful organization. ISO-certified businesses tend to have better customer retention and satisfaction, lower staff turnover, and consistent quality outcomes.
An ISO-certified management system can also help to reduce costs, increase market share and gain access to new markets.
4 Steps to Getting ISO Certified
Get in touch with QSM Group today to discuss your ISO compliance and certification needs.
Our experienced consultants work with you to develop, implement, monitor and register your management system for certification to international standards.
Download the ‘ISO In Brief’ publication using the button below, it provides a good overview of why ISO certification is something that any business wanting to be a global leader should consider.
Contact us to discuss your ISO compliance and certification needs, we look forward to working with you to achieve your management system goals.