ISO 9001 Certification

ISO 9001 Certification FAQs





There are common misconceptions about the process of applying for ISO 9001 Certification. We know that many companies have concerns about excessive costs, complicated processes and time consuming applications. In fact the opposite is true when applying for ISO 9001 Certification with Stroma. Please read our frequently asked questions concerning Stroma Certification’s ISO 9001 Certification scheme.

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1. What is ISO 9001 Certification?

Developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management Systems) standard enables organisations to demonstrate their commitment to quality against an internationally recognised framework.

Certification to ISO 9001 enables organisations to identify measures to improve their quality standards and monitor the effectiveness of their processes to provide excellent levels of service to meet customer requirements.

2. What is a Quality Management System?

A Quality Management System (QMS) encompasses and integrates with the structure of a business’ policies, procedures, responsibilities and resources to ensure the delivery of high quality products and services and regulatory and legislative compliance. A QMS serves many purposes to improve company processes and increase output, whilst reducing waste and lowering costs.

3. Who can apply for ISO 9001 Certification?

Any sized business, from larger corporations to SME, can apply for ISO 9001 Certification, regardless of which industry they operate in. With businesses in over 170 countries now certified to ISO 9001, more and more organisations are recognising the benefit of ISO 9001 to compete for more contracts and bids. The ISO 9001 Certification mark provides an instantly recognisable stamp of quality and demonstrates a business’ commitment to high standards to potential clients.

4. What are the benefits of ISO 9001 Certification?

  • Consistent, good quality products and services
  • Continued efficiency improvement
  • Meet customer requirements and increase satisfaction
  • Market credibility to achieve more work
  • Generate more business and increase profits
  • Boost staff satisfaction and company morale
  • Meet legal and regulatory requirements

5. How do I get ISO 9001 Certification?

  • Stroma Certification carries out an audit to determine whether ISO 9001 can be awarded.
  • Your Stroma Auditor will highlight any non-conformities and improvement actions to rectify these issues.
  • Stroma will carry out an annual assessment of the performance of your QMS to renew your certification against the ISO 9001 standard.

6. Why should I choose Stroma for ISO 9001 Certification?

Stroma Certification’s team of experienced auditors will certify your QMS against the ISO 9001 standard. As an award-winning body, we have the skills required to clearly identify improvement actions during your initial audit to help you monitor and manage your business’ quality focused systems more effectively. Our scope of accreditation means that we can certify Quality Management Systems for a range of organisations which are involved in the construction and built environment sectors to enable you to demonstrate a mark of competence to secure more work.




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