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Uncover the Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

Whether you are embarking on your entrepreneurial journey or are already a seasoned company owner, becoming ISO certified should certainly be foremost on your agenda. This blog post covers all you need to know about ISO certification, and how your organization can reap the benefits of ISO 9001 certification. So let’s dive right in.

What is ISO Certification?

In a nutshell, ISO standards are a set of globally recognized quality management criteria designed by ISO to be followed by various types of organizations worldwide. Essentially, achieving ISO certification is proof that your organization is following the global quality standard in business system optimization standards. Different ISO standards provide different advantages to organizations’ strategies. However, one of the most valuable ISO standards is the ISO 9001 certification. Organizations generally make it a must to get certified, as the benefits of ISO 9001 certification are priceless.

Achieving the Full Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification

Achieving ISO certification can be highly profitable. From facilitating international trade to establishing your company as a leader within its industry, being ISO-accredited ensures your company is a force to be reckoned with. So let’s take a closer look at some of the top benefits of ISO 9001 certification;

  • Smoother Running Business Processes: Using less paperwork and a more disciplined system, ISO standards inject businesses with more streamlined processes.
  • Demonstrates Overall Efficiency: Through more structured processes and goals, your company will run more efficiently, both in terms of time management and by producing consistent, high-quality results that meet safety standards.
  • Improved Brand Reputation: When your business is certified to an international standard, your company will find it easier to win clients, suppliers, and employees.
  • Business Growth: Growth is interlinked with being efficient and streamlined, both of which may be achieved through ISO accreditation methods. Furthermore, this will bring in clients who require ISO certification from their suppliers and, as these tend to be large, well-established companies, this will, in turn, generate a large increase in sales.
  • Increased Customer Satisfaction: Gaining and maintaining ISO certification shows that your company values the importance of tracking customer satisfaction and is willing to address any issues raised. From a practical standpoint, ISO implementation will give your company the tools to deal with the unexpected and ensures that all issues are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Fact-based Decision Making: By measuring internal policies and procedures, businesses can identify areas for improvement and the most viable route of optimization.
  • Heightened Staff Motivation: Employees play a vital role in maintaining a company’s structures and practices, and it is beneficial for your business to include them in the optimization process. This allows them to gain a sense of understanding and provides awareness of the structures they follow, as well as a sense of being involved in the process of improving business procedures.
  • Remain Within Legal Regulations: ISO standards cover a broad range of industries and are often part of legal regulations. Being ISO certified ensures that your organization conforms to legal regulations, thus avoiding the unnecessary bad press and legal fines.
  • Lower Insurance Premiums: In achieving and maintaining your ISO certification, insurers will recognize that your business uses the right processes and controls to reduce avoidable risks. This will make your company a viable candidate for lower insurance premiums.
  • Preventative hazards and Risk Evaluation: When using ISO processes, such as internal audits, your company will be able to detect the possibilities of risks and dangers and manage them before they occur.
  • Customer Peace-of-Mind: ISO certification is driven by quality standards that have been developed and tested. This provides the public with the peace of mind that ISO-certified products are safe to use and consume.

When ISO certification is achieved, your business will need to actively maintain the ISO management systems that have been put in place in order to maintain its accreditation. In fact, keeping your certification is dependent on passing your annual audit and will need to be renewed every three years. This might sound like a lot of time, cost and daunting training, yet the benefits of ISO 9001 certification far outweigh these initial efforts. Such benefits of ISO 9001 certification also come when implementing other types of ISO standards, with the difference that other standards may be more specific in their final objectives.

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A Brief History of ISO

The 20th century is when globalization took off, and with it, international commerce. Yet, with the increase of global trade, the need for an international set of quality standards was felt all around the world. When products are produced merely to accommodate national standards, chances are that these will not meet the standards of other countries, thus halting their exportation and hindering the overall flow of trade.

With a name adapted from the Greek word ‘isos’ – meaning equal – this independent, non-governmental organization, The International Organisation for Standardisation – or ISO was established in 1964 with equality and globalization at its heart. Presently headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the ISO has a membership of 167 national standards bodies, all of whom work together to collaborate, develop and promote various international standards.

How are ISO Standards Developed?

A lot of planning goes into developing these international standards before they are officially published and this typically involves a six-stage process.

  • Proposal stage. Developing a new standard is initiated by industry associations or consumer groups when they make a formal request. On receiving this proposal, the ISO committee meets to determine if a new standard is truly needed.
  • Preparatory stage. At this stage, a working draft of the new standard – called a Draft International Standard (DIS) – is prepared by a group of experts and industry stakeholders in the subject matter.
  • Committee stage. Once the draft is completed, the parent committee meets to review and discuss the draft of the new standard.
  • Enquiry stage. After the parent committee reaches a consensus regarding the draft’s technical content, the DIS is distributed to ISO members for further discussions and a vote. If at this stage, the DIS is approved without undergoing any technical changes, the ISO publishes it as a standard. If not, it is passed over to the approval stage.
  • Approval stage. This is when the edited draft is submitted as a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) to ISO members. A new vote is passed on whether the new standard should be officially approved after further discussions.
  • Publication stage. After the new standard is approved, the FDIS is published as an official international standard.

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The pros of working with Luke are numerous. As a single entity and consultant, he always makes it a point to keep an extremely limited client list, to ensure individual and specialized attention to all of his clients. For Luke, each and every client is important and you may rest assured that your business will be treated with the same amount of dedication that he would
invest in his own company. Naturally, when working with Luke, you will also benefit from his experience, knowledge, and contacts. Here is just a snapshot of what you can expect from his excellent
services:

  • 100% ISO Success Rate. With a background in engineering, construction, and business management, he has developed a successful strategy focusing on maximizing growth and company potential. Luke’s system has never failed, and his clients have always gained the full benefits of ISO 9001 certification or any other ISO standard.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee. Luke puts his money where his mouth is. Should a company fail their audit for ISO accreditation after working with Luke, it will get its money back.
  • Funding Assistance. Being privy to extensive industry skills and knowledge, Luke handles all of the paperwork to ensure that your company receives funding. As an approved advisor with Malta Enterprise and JobPlus, he also provides his clients with access to funding schemes
  • Straight-Forward Approach. Luke believes in a lean and effective approach. Instead of overly bureaucratic systems and unnecessary paperwork, he implements a highly analytical, straight-to-the-point process. This ensures that all procedural and structural changes can be maintained long after Luke concludes his consultations.

With Luke’s expert guidance available to you, getting accredited with ISO (link here) is well within your reach, along with all the benefits that come with it! Simply book a consultation for more information and start your journey towards international standardization.

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Listen to Luke Desira to understand which ISO Standard suits you best and be aware of the things that can go wrong when implementing any ISO Standard. This will help you understand how to propel your business forward. The ISO standards that your organization implement should pertain directly to your organization’s goal, and ISO 9001 should be no different; that is if you want to attain the benefits of ISO 9001 certification. Do have a look to see how your organization fits in these standards.

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