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What is ISO 9001?

Over one million organisations worldwide have achieved ISO 9001 certification. It is one of the most important tools used by organisations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and continual improvement.

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is the international standard that outlines the requirements for a quality management system (QMS); it can be utilised by any business, irrespective of size and industry.

Organisations use ISO 9001 to ensure that the products and services they provide meet customer and regulatory requirements. Independent, third-party certification helps demonstrate that you are meeting your stakeholders’ needs and that your QMS follows a robust framework that focuses on continual improvement and effective risk management.

 

Benefits of ISO 9001

 
Satisfy stakeholders

ISO 9001 certification helps your organisation show that it is committed to meeting the requirements and expectations of customers, regulators and other stakeholders.

Win more business

Accredited third-party ISO 9001 certification is often considered a ‘licence to trade’ required to meet contractual obligations or compete in tenders.

Drive continual improvement

An ISO 9001 certified QMS provides you with information that helps you build a clearer understanding of how your business operates – allowing you to identify potential improvements in areas such as risk management, customer focus and productivity.

 

Why is UKAS accredited certification important?

UKAS stands for the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. They are the sole UK based agency authorised by the government to assess the ability and competence of organisations that provide certification services.

UKAS accreditation is internationally recognised, so having a UKAS accredited body perform your audit is considered the gold standard for certification. After investing a significant amount of time and effort to design and implement your quality management system, UKAS accredited ISO 9001 certification is the best way of ensuring that your certification is credible and universally accepted.

 

Why choose CertSmart?

CertSmart is powered by the UKAS accredited certification body LRQA.

The certification services we provide are fully UKAS accredited and are tailored to provide small, single-site businesses with a more efficient and affordable route to ISO 9001 certification.

Once your management system is approved, you will receive a certificate that includes a specific UKAS mark confirming that an accredited certification body has successfully audited your system.