ISO 9001:2008 (Request a Quote)
Many of the international standards begin with the letters “ISO”, the abbreviation for the “International Organization for Standardization.” This worldwide federation of 148 (at present) national standards bodies works to promote the growth of manufacturing, trade and communication among business operations worldwide, through the development of generic quality standards.
The most widely recognized standard is the ISO 9000 series, a basic quality management system that can be used in industries of any size, anywhere in the world. Registration to ISO 9001:2008 (or other quality standard) provides objective proof that a business has implemented an effective quality management system, and that it satisfies all of the requirements of the applicable standard. An external, impartial expert called a registrar conducts an on-site audit to determine whether or not a company is in conformance to the standard. If they are found to be in conformance, they will be issued a certificate showing their address, scope of operations and the seals of the accreditation bodies that give the registrar its legitimacy.
The latest revision of the ISO 9000 standard was released in November 2008. ISO 9001:2008 constitutes clarifications to the 2000 version. Also, the new structure of the standard was designed to be more compatible with ISO 14001, the environmental management standard.
PJR is accredited by ANAB, UKAS, JAB, INMETRO and ACCREDIA to register clients to ISO 9001:2008.
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