ISO standards in quality management

ISO standards are a set of standards that regulate the management of a company in different areas. Due to high international competition, globalized processes and the relevance of consumer opinions have caused these standards to gain international recognition and acceptance.

First of all, it should be noted that ISO certifications are established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are voluntary. The rules are made up of standards related to specific systems and tools for the management of any type of company.

What are ISO standards for?

These standards were created to guide, coordinate, simplify and unify all criteria for companies and organizations. With this, it is intended to reduce costs and increase the effectiveness of the processes, in addition to standardizing the quality and safety standards in products and services.

Broadly speaking, these voluntary certifications serve to achieve and maintain higher levels of quality in products and services, as well as to satisfy the needs of customers, who are increasingly demanding. For companies this means an increase in productivity and profitability, reducing costs and implementing continuous improvement processes.

How can you get an ISO certificate?

To achieve an ISO certificate, companies must comply with the requirements imposed by each particular standard. For that, they must adapt their way of working, systems, technology and processes so that everything meets the established criteria.

Once the requirements have been met, an approved entity will do an inspection to verify that the company exceeds the established requirements, obtaining the certification.

What are the most important ISO standards?

There are a wide variety of ISO standards, but some of them are the most used by companies. Broadly speaking, the most requested are: quality standards, environmental management standards, safety management standards and innovation standards. 

Quality Management standards

In this case, this type of regulation is the one that directly affects quality management. They are originated to apply quality control systems and homogenize said standards in the products and services of public and private companies in any sector. It is customary to apply to improve the internal functioning of a company or for contractual purposes to agree criteria with the client. Within this category, the ISO 9001 standard is the best known today.

Likewise, ISO 9001 is an International Standard that has been adopted by companies of all types and sizes around the world. The standard specifies the requirements for the implementation of a Quality Management System and includes the best practices for its application.

From our team, we take into account the standards and measures that must be applied in the different stages of the quality control process, guaranteeing full compliance at all times.