ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems. The ISO (Geneva) organization is responsible for drafting and managing thousands of different standards. Most of these are product-oriented, but some standards apply to generic management systems. By far the best known is the ISO 9001, which refers to the quality management system.

The ISO 9001 standard is one of the documents of the ISO 9000 “family” of ISO. It is not the inten-tion of this standard to enforce uniformity of quality systems. ISO 9001 can be used to assess whether the organization is able to meet the requirements of customers, the laws and regulations that apply to the product and the requirements of the organization itself. In addition, the require-ments together form good starting points for setting up and setting up a quality management sys-tem. Although ISO 9001 and its certification are also sometimes associated with unnecessary bu-reaucracy, the standard itself cannot be blamed. The unnecessary bureaucracy is often created by organizations themselves, who often assume that the preparation of procedures and regulations leads to more quality. In addition, there is the possibility to exclude standard requirements, insofar as they do not affect compliance with the requirements of the customer and are limited to require-ments from chapter seven.

ISO 9001 is also shown as simplified as follows:

say what you do
do what you say
prove it