You've probably heard of ISO and if you haven't or don't know what it is, it is the International Organisation for Standardisation. ISO certify international standards are upheld, ensuring quality, safety and efficiency for products, services and systems across the world.
How ISO 9001 can contribute to the growth of your company
You've probably heard of ISO and if you haven't or don't know what it is, it is the International Organisation for Standardisation. ISO certify international standards are upheld, ensuring quality, safety and efficiency for products, services and systems across the world. With 1.1 million certificates issued across 178 countries, ISO is a very recognisable organisation to be accredited by!
ISO 9001 is internationally recognised for quality management, ensuring products and services consistently meet customer requirements. ISO 9001 is designed to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world. There are eight sections of ISO 9001, these are:
- Normative reference
- Terms and definitions
- Quality management system
- Management responsibility
- Resource Management
- Product realisation
- Measurement, analysis and improvement.
85% of companies that are accredited report benefits to their company. So what are the benefits of being accredited by ISO 9001? Let us tell you:
Being accredited by ISO 9001 means, as a company, you follow a set of guidelines that ensures your products and service are of the highest quality, instilling customers trust in the product and service you deliver.
Having the ISO accreditation improves your customers, shareholders and employees perception of your brand, enhancing your brands image through a willingness to strive for improved efficiency and quality.
Key roles and responsibilities are established for your staff members, increasing their motivation and efficiency.
Having ISO systems in place increases the efficiency and productivity of your business, reducing product recalls, highlighting product/service deficiencies, allowing improvements that result in less waste and fewer customer complaints.
Customers will notice that orders are met consistently, on time and to the correct specification. This can open up the market place to increased opportunities.
Companies that have been certified by ISO 9001 have reported better sales growth than companies that aren't certified.
Improves financial performance
A study has found that being certified by ISO 9001 improves financial performance measured by return of assets (ROA).
The ISO 9001 certification is something every company should endeavour to obtain, the benefits speak for themselves and customers should consider this certification when ordering products or a service. MPM have been certified for nearly 2 years, striving for continuous improvement in quality of products and service, ensuring our customers, shareholders and employees all get the best experience from MPM.