What is ISO 9001: 2008 certification

ISO 9001: 2008 is the international standard that defines the requirements for setting up a quality management system.

ISO 9001: 2008 is applicable to all types of businesses and all types of activities. It helps companies and organizations increase efficiency and increase customer satisfaction.

Implementing ISO 9001: 2008 ensures continuous improvement of your company’s processes and quality management systems.

The ISO 9001: 2008 standard is based on eight principles of quality management:

Customer orientation,

  • leadership,
  • Involvement of people,
  • process approach,
  • System approach,
  • continuous improvement,
  • Decision-making based on facts,
  • Relations with mutually positive suppliers.

Thus the certification of your company’s Quality Management System will help you to develop and improve your daily life and to reduce your costs related to non-quality.

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Benefits of ISO 9001: 2008 certification

The ICM ISO 9001: 2008 certification allows:

  • Optimize the use of your resources to improve your competitiveness.
  • Limit non-productive costs and optimize your production costs by limiting the costs of non-quality.
  • Improve customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving quality.
  • Opening new potentials by increasing the possibility of conquering new markets
  • Enjoy international recognition.
  • Strengthen trust in your organization through certification, a very positive sign given to the outside world, which gives confidence to your partners, suppliers, customers etc.
  • Develop your business and your organization through the implementation of a certification project.

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The ICM certification process for ISO 9001: 2008

The ICM certification process is as follows :

  • Establishment of a contract taking into account your specificities,
  • Pre-audit (optional): analysis of deviations and diagnosis of your current situation against the requirements of the reference system,
  • Certification audit in 2 steps:
    • Step 1: Document review to assess the degree of maturity of the system,
    • Stage 2: audit.
  • Certification Committee (Certificate Edition),
  • Surveillance audits to verify the continuous improvement of the system,
  • After a period of 3 years, new certification contract.
  • At each audit step, a complete report is issued promptly. With this documentation, your organization can continue to improve the performance of its quality system.

If you wish to have more details please consult the procedure and general rules of certification (If you wish to consult our procedures and general rules of certification, please contact us)

Please note: your ISO 9001 version 2008 certificate will no longer be valid after  15 September 2018.

If you wish to have your company certified according to ISO 9001: 2008 please fill in the certification application form and send it back to us so that a personalized quote will be sent to you. (Download application form for certification)

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