ISO 9001 certification shows customers that you have the right measures for this. Customers set high demands of your organization in terms of the quality and reliability of your services. It is therefore important that your products/services structurally meet the level of quality you promise to your customers. With ISO 9001 certification, you show that this is actually the case

The standard

The ISO 9001 standard is the worldwide standard for quality management. The basis for this is the implementation of an internal quality management system. In this you define your objectives, how you plan, execute and evaluate the delivery of your products/services, what resources you need for this and how you limit the risks of quality disruption.

Implementation

The implementation of a quality management system gives the employees in your organization clarity about goals, processes and responsibilities. Work is also carried out more efficiently and effectively, reducing failure (and other) costs. If you set up the system in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard and have its operation tested and certified by an independent accredited party, you demonstrate to your customers in a simple, transparent and globally accepted manner that you monitor your internal processes, monitor the quality of the output and work on continuous improvement. So your customers have peace of mind when doing business with you. It’s not surprising that ISO 9001 is a common requirement in tenders.

How do you get started with ISO 9001 certification?

  • Buy the NEN ISO 9001 standard (via the NEN)
  • Implement a management system and record the agreements and procedures made in the system.
  • Check all adjustments against an internal audit or gap-analysis.

ISO 9001 certification costs

We would like to carry out for you the audits required to obtain an ISO 9001 certificate. Because every business is unique, we will be happy to discuss your starting position with you and identify any steps which still need to be taken in order to be ready for certification. We then draw up a tailor-made certification proposal for you. The cost of ISO 9001 certification depends on various factors, such as the size of your organization. his does not mean that ISO 9001 certification is only relevant for large organizations; certification is also achievable and affordable for sole traders and SMEs.

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How long is an ISO 9001 certificate valid?

An ISO 9001 certificate is valid for three years. During these three years, interim audits take place to check whether the organisation still meets the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard. After three years, a recertification will take place and if the result is positive, the certificate will be renewed for another three years.

ISO 9001 vs ISO 27001

ISO 9001 is a global quality management standard in which the focus is on the implementation of an internal quality management system. ISO 27001 is a global standard for information security in which the focus is on the implementation of an information security management system.