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ISO certification

ISO certification arose from the need to create international standards for quality management and assurance that companies worldwide can recognise and apply. The ISO (International Organization for Standardisation) was founded in 1947 to promote global standards for technology and industry after the Second World War. The first ISO standards, particularly ISO 9000, were developed to standardise quality management practices and help companies improve their processes, increase product quality and gain customer confidence. Over the years, numerous other ISO standards have been developed to cover various aspects of business, including environmental management (ISO 14000), information security management (ISO 27001) and many others that aim to standardise and improve multiple aspects of business management.

The advantages of ISO certification are many

Improved quality and efficiency: By implementing ISO standards, companies optimise their operational processes and improve product or service quality.

International recognition: ISO certifications are internationally recognised and strengthen the trust of customers, business partners and regulatory authorities.

Compliance with legal requirements: ISO standards help companies better comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Risk management: ISO standards promote structured risk management, which leads to better identification and management of risks.

Cost efficiency: More efficient processes and lower scrap rates can save costs.

Customer loyalty: ISO certifications signal customers that the company adheres to quality standards and strives for continuous improvement.

Improved corporate image: ISO certification can enhance a company’s image and market value by demonstrating its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Competitive advantage: In some industries, ISO certification can serve as a competitive advantage, differentiating companies from non-certified competitors.

Sustainability: ISO standards promote sustainable business practices and help companies improve their environmental performance.

Continuous improvement: ISO certification helps companies continuously improve their processes and performance through regular reviews and audits.

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