In the almost 70 years since the very first ISO standard was published, the world has vastly changed – and so has certification! There are now certification options and standards available for any number of industries and specializations, from standardizing industrial temperature measurements (as determined in the very first ISO standard) to managing information security systems.
The most popular ISO certification option for many years has been ISO 9001, a quality management system standard that can be applied to organizations of any size and type operating in a huge range of industries. Not only tied to the manufacturing and production sphere where it has become commonplace, ISO 9001 may also find applications in the service sector and the growing e-commerce industry.
A standard growing in popularity and demand worldwide is ISO 27001, a framework for the creation and development of an information security management system – an area of growing interest from everyday consumers to c-suite executives as data breaches and cyberattacks become more and more widespread.
Possibly the most flexible part of ISO certification, however, is the straightforward way in which multiple standards can be harmonized into one overall management system. With all facets of a business’s interests covered from quality to environmental health to anti-bribery, systems can work together toward a more productive, successful operation overall. And not only that – audits for many ISO standards can be integrated, streamlining the process of becoming certified and maintaining said certificate.
Questions about which certifications might be a match for your business, or how to add a new standard and integrate it with your existing certification? Reach out to PJR today!
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