No organization in today’s world can progress without establishing a reputation for quality of its products and services. The quality of this end result in turn rests on the quality of the processes that a product has to go through to attain the finished product. ISO 9001 is a standard that sets the requirements for establishing a Quality Management System (QMS). QMS helps an organization incorporate the requirements of its customers and other stakeholders (e.g. regulators) into their business processes to deliver products that not only meet but exceed customer expectations.
ISO 9001 standard has a certification scheme that is voluntary. Organizations that have chosen to be certified on ISO 9001 have seen significant improvements in productivity, employee morale, reputation and profitability. It has opened doors for organizations to enter in new geographical territories and establish their reputation in shorter period of time. Especially organizations involved in export business, ISO 9001 certification has been an enabler to secure business and to exports to different markets and regions.
What makes ISO 9001 unique is its universal application. Be it a small organization of 10 individuals or a huge company with several thousand employees, ISO 9001 works well for both. As a first step, organizations usually establish a Quality Management System based on the requirements of the ISO 9001 Standard and would later elect to have the system certified by a third party known as a certification body (CB). It is imperative that care is exercised in the selection of the CB. A company should look at the reputation, auditing experience, cost, clientele and overall quality of service before deciding on the CB for the ISO 9001 certification.
The ISO 9001 standard is based on the Deming’s Plan, Do, Check and Act (PDCA) cycle which is a continual improvement initiative. Organization certified on this standard sets objectives for attaining targets and then deploy the methods, resources and processes to achieve those targets. After the certification audit, a CB will conduct surveillance audits to make sure that organization implements the requirements of ISO 9001 in letter and spirit and make improvements to the Quality system in-line with the Quality Policy and the objectives.
ISO 9001 certification is essential for all organizations that are interested in streamlining their policies, processes and systems to deliver products/services that not meet but exceed their customer expectations. ISO 9001 certification has helped millions of organizations of all size and business attain business goals, improve customer services and increase profitability. DAS certification USA is a well respected certification body (CB) offering ISO 9001 certification services across the US. If you interested in adding value to your business and improving your bottom-line results DAS Certification USA is the right choice for your business. Our team of experts professionals and auditors work your organization to create value and help attain your business objectives.
We human beings have become progressively mindful of the significance of keeping the earth’s environment clean for the present as well as the future generations. The impact of our decisions and actions related to global environment affects billions around the plant. In past, business organizations had been unphazed by the negative results of their actions and decisions on the environment that resulted in global warning and the led to the challenges that we face today. Fortunately, in recent years we have seen a shift in the behavior both at an individual level and at the collective level to address issues that could adversely affect the environment. A contributing factor to this situation was the absence of a global standard that organizations could adopt to address their processes, products and environment. Organizations considered investments in such technologies as an added cost factor. It all changed in early 1990’s when the first global standard for environment BS 7750 was published in wake of the growing concerns for protecting the environment. This standard led to the development of ISO 14001 Certification series in 1996.
ISO 14000 Certification is a series of standards and includes ISO 14001 standard used for designing and implementing an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The ISO 14000 Certification series is based on a voluntary approach to environmental regulation. The standard does not set targets or performance measures but allows a framework for organizations to set up an effective EMS establish its own performance targets. When implemented correctly, it allows an organization to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste, and rationalize costs. ISO 14001 Certification can also be integrated with other management functions and assists companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.
ISO 14001 Certification was developed primarily to assist companies with a framework for better management control of the environment. In addition organizations can reap a number of economic benefits by adopting the ISO standard. It can lead to improved public perceptions of the business that can have a positive impact on an organization’s asset value and profitability. It is especially critical for organizations that operate in a global market to acquire ISO 14001 certification as could affect their long-term viability and competiveness.
Most business organization would like to have their EMS certified with an authentic certification body (CB). The selection of the CB is critical in achieving the targets and goals set for an EMS. DAS certification USA is one such certification body that works closely with the client organization to ensure that it achieves the goals set for the certification. DAS Certification USA has qualified auditors with vast auditing and implementation experience. From the initial EMS setup to ISO 14001 certification DAS provides the leadership and commitment that client expect from a CB. DAS USA is an organization that is truly committed to its clientele to help them attain their EMS objectives.