ISO 9001 – Quality Management Certification
All organisations strive for quality in everything they do, from how they produce their product or service to how they manage their relationships with customers. Achieving this in the real world is challenging and takes commitment to a structured process and continual improvement.
Part of the twenty-first century corporate gold standard, ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for quality management proficiency. Organisations who hold ISO 9001 are recognised in the UK and internationally for the exceptional quality of their management systems. This gives them a distinct advantage when seeking business partners, entering new markets and talking to potential large clients.
The Benefits of a Quality Management System (QMS)
can be summarised as Competitiveness, Costs and Reputation. Individual benefits include:
- Improved revenues and cash flow
- Reduced costs
- Improved profitability
- Better customer retention and loyalty
- Improved decision making
- Heightened employee accountability
- Effective business processes
- Improved supply chain performance and credibility
- Reduction in risks
A Quality Management System is applicable to virtually any organisation, of any size and nature, anywhere in the world. The most successful companies in every sector of today’s competitive global marketplace recognise the importance of quality management. Indeed, most holders of ISO 9001 are small to medium sized organisations that are looking to grow and improve their operations or gain full recognition for the quality management they possess.
Achieving optimal operational performance requires organisational commitment to the process approach and continual improvement prescribed by a Quality Management System. ISO 9001 is a prerequisite for discerning consumers worldwide. The implementation of a QMS can open up previously inaccessible markets by demonstrating a standard of competence and quality in an international business language.
ISO 9001 can also be combined via an Integrated Management System with a number of other certification schemes provided by Ocean including:
- ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
- OHSAS 18001 with SSIP – Occupational Health and Safety Management with Safety Schemes in Procurement
- NHSS – National Highway Sector Scheme
- BIM – Building Information Modelling
- PAS 2030 – Installation of Energy Efficiency Measures
Ocean can offer this full range of integrated management systems certification including all or any of the above. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what one of our ISO 9001 clients had to say…
“We used Ocean Certification for our Quality Standard, initially because they gave real value for money. As time went on, however, and the relationship developed, we reaped the benefits of having a UKAS accredited system through Ocean Certification, ably assisted with the expertise, professionalism and dedication of their Auditors.” – C Davidson:Comms.