Frequently Asked Questions

ISO

 

Q What is ISO ?
 
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade.
   
Q What ISO Does ?
 
ISO develops International Standards. We were founded in 1947, and since then have published more than 21000 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. From food safety to computers, and agriculture to healthcare, ISO International Standards impact all our lives.
 
Q What are benifits of ISO International Standards ?
 
International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
 
Q What is ISO's relation to governments?
 
ISO is a non-governmental organization (NGO). Therefore, unlike the United Nations, the national members of ISO are not delegations of the governments of those countries. Our national members are the national standards bodies, or equivalent organizations, in their country. Some of them are wholly private sector in origin, others are private sector organizations but have a special mandate from their governments on matters related to standardization, and others are part of the governmental framework of their countries. In addition, government experts often participate in ISO's standards' development work. So, while ISO is an NGO, it receives input from the public sector as it does from the private sector.
 
Q What does " international standardization " mean?
 
When the large majority of products or services in a particular business or industry sector conform to International Standards, a state of industry-wide standardization can be said to exist. This is achieved through consensus agreements between national delegations representing all the economic stakeholders concerned - suppliers, users and, often, governments. They agree on specifications and criteria to be applied consistently in the classification of materials, the manufacture of products and the provision of services. In this way, International Standards provide a reference framework, or a common technological language, between suppliers and their customers - which facilitates trade and the transfer of technology.
 
Q What benefits does international standardization bring to businesses?
 
For businesses, the widespread adoption of International Standards means that suppliers can base the development of their products and services on reference documents which have broad market relevance. This, in turn, means that they are increasingly free to compete on many more markets around the world.
 
Q What benefits does international standardization bring to customers?
 
For customers, the worldwide compatibility of technology which is achieved when products and services are based on International Standards brings them an increasingly wide choice of offers, and they also benefit from the effects of competition among suppliers.

 

ISO 9001

Q What is ISO 9001 ?
 

ISO 9001 ‘Quality Management Systems – Specifications with Guidance for use’ is a requirements standard. It contains a set of requirements to de fine the operation of the Quality Management System. Since the requirements are expressed in a general form, it has the flexibility to be applied to any organization. IS/ISO 9001 is the only certification standard in t he IS/ISO 9000 family.

   
Q Which IS/ISO 9000 standard is meant for certification ?
 
Any organization can apply for certification against IS/ISO 9001. The other standards i.e. IS/ISO 9000 and IS/ISO 9004 are guidance standards and are not meant for certification.
 
Q I want to be an ISO 9001 auditor: where can I get training ?
 

Contact our office regarding training related enquiries.

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Q My organization provides services. How are the IS/ISO 9001 standard applicable to us?
 
The IS/ISO 9001 standards are applicable to all typ es of organizations. The definition of the term `product’ in IS/ISO 9000 also include services and their combination. Therefore, the requirements of IS/ISO 9001 are equally applicable to service sector as it is applicable to product manufacturing company.
 
Q What is the difference between ‘certification’ and ‘accreditation’?
 
In simple terms, accreditation is like certification of the certification body. `Accreditation’ shoul d not be used as an interchangeable alternative for certification or registration.
 
Q What are charges for ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, FSMS 22000:2005 Certification ?
  Certification charges depends upon Scope of Organization, manpower and many factors. Please send us complete quotation request form and we will send fee proposal within 48 working hours.

 

 

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