What is ISO?
ISO was formed in 1947 after World War 2. Its mission was to make trade between nations easier and smoother. The very first Committee was, believe it or not, on Nuts and Bolts! This was the result of the nightmare which occurred when US troops arrived in Europe and found their equipment was incompatible because screw threads were different. ISO operates very much like the United Nations by getting nations talking to each other and adopting common practices. These common practices are called ‘standards.’ When people hear the word ‘standards’ they often think this means a prescriptive set of rules that must be followed. A small proportion of standards are like that, but the majority are not.
ISO Management System Standards
ISO Standards involve agreeing what are best practices in business. The ISO work of the last 20 years has focused on ‘Management System Standards’ (MSS’s) which point to what should be done in an organization but are not prescriptive in how the practice should be carried out. The business will decide the method which best suits itself. The best known MSS is ISO 9001which is part of the ISO 9000 series and which is used by well over a million companies globally. Other well-known MSS’s are ISO 14000 Environmental Management, ISO 27000 Information Security and ISO 45000 Health and Safety.
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SGS is a global consulting company offering international quality management consulting & auditing services for various International Quality Standards like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, CMMI & more. Reduced costs, lower error rates, more satisfied customers and a verifiable compliance system are just some of the advantages that our targeted quality management consulting & Auditing that SGS can bring for you.
We can carry out a maturity level assessment of your management system. We support you in the implementation of the standards and carry out appropriate consulting, audits, training courses or seminars on the standards and their requirements. We also support companies in the increasingly important implementation of compliance requirements for various International Quality Standards like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 22000, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, CMMI & more.
In addition, we offer support for maintaining and updating your legal cadaster, as well as the corresponding methods such as FMEA, APQP, Six Sigma and remote audits.
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