What is ISO 9001: 2015 certification?

The ISO 9001 version 2015 standard has been published since September 2015. It is structured around 10 chapters, based on the high level structure (HLS), common to all recent standards.

ISO 9001: 2015 adapts to all types of organizations, including service activities. It uses a simplified language and limits the requirements. It is based on 7 principles of quality:

  • Customer orientation,
  • leadership,
  • Involvement of people,
  • process approach,
  • improvement
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Management of relations with interested parties

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Benefits of ISO 9001: 2015 certification

  • Assess the overall context of your organization to better identify who is interested in your activities and what they expect from you. You will be able to clearly define your objectives and identify new business opportunities.
  • Give priority to clients by constantly meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations. You will thus ensure a regular clientele, you can win new customers and develop your business.
  • Work more efficiently because all your processes will be aligned and understood by all the staff of your company or organization. You will gain in productivity and efficiency, while reducing your internal costs.
  • Respond to applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Conquer new markets, as in some sectors and for some customers, compliance with ISO 9001 is an essential criterion.
  • Identify and manage the risks associated with your business.

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The ICM certification process for ISO 9001: 2015

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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