ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems

What is ISO 9001 Certification?

ISO 9001 QMS is the internationally recognised quality management system standard (QMS). ISO 9001 is the global benchmark for QMS, topping over one million certifications worldwide.

Who can use ISO 9001 QMS?

ISO 9001 certification is applicable to any organisation – irrespective of their size or geographical location. One of its major strengths is its wider appeal for all types of organisation. Because it focuses on processes and customer satisfaction rather than procedures, achieving a certification in Dubai or in Abu Dhabi, for example, is equally applicable and beneficial to service providers and manufacturers.

Global sectors have also continued to focus their efforts on quality, with sector specific QMS derivatives available for the automotive, aerospace, defence and medical sectors.

Why is ISO 9001 important for your Dubai business?

It provides the infrastructure, procedures, processes and resources needed to help organisations both monitor and improve their performance to drive efficiencies, client service and product excellence.

An ISO 9001 QMS certification helps to deliver:

  • Shareholder engagement.
  • Organisational reputation.
  • Client satisfaction and
  • Competitive advantage.
There have been numerous independent studies over the years demonstrating the benefits of implementing ISO 9001; one of these is a recent article published in a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal from Harvard Business School.

ISO 9001 Benefits with LRQA Business Assurance

Management systems are becoming increasingly linked to the success and survival of organisations. In parallel, CEOs and MDs worldwide are placing greater emphasis on the independent assessment that helps ensure management systems are 'fit for purpose'.

Our unique methodology, Business Assurance, helps organisations secure a certification in Dubai, in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and other GCC countries. Our strategy enables them to manage their systems and risks in order to improve and protect their current and future performance. We provide certification and training across all of the major QMS standards.

For organisations with other standards, we can often offer integrated assessments to save you both time and money. Find out more about LRQA Business Assurance.

ISO 9001:2015 - One year to go

The implications of failing to transition to 2015 versions of the standards by this date are that:

  • Your organisation may no longer claim to be approved by your respective certification body 

  • You may no longer accept orders in which your approval is a condition of contract and you must notify customers with whom you have contracts for which approval is a contractual requirement, that your approval is no longer valid 
  • You may no longer promote your certification and you must withdraw from circulation any documents bearing your certification body’s approval mark

These insights from our clients, assessors, and client services teams will help you through a smooth transition journey.

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