ISO refers to the International Organization for Standardization. It is an independent organization that provides standards in terms of quality, safety, and efficiency of products and services provided by businesses. With the increasing competition among the business, it is important to deliver high quality of goods & services in order to sustain in the market. ISO certification helps to improve your business credibility as well as the overall efficiency of the business.
The ISO 9000 Certification is probably ISO’s most widely known family of standards. ISO 9000 is a generic name given to a family of standards developed to provide a framework around which quality management system can effectively be implemented.
ISO 9001:2008 is used if you are seeking to establish a quality management system that provides confidence in the conformance of your product to established or specified requirements. The standard recognizes that the word “product” applies to services, processed material, hardware, and software intended for, or required by, your customer.
ISO 13485: 2003 is what is known as a “sector-specific” quality standard, similar to ISO/TC 16949: 2002 for the automotive industry or AS9100 for the aerospace industry.
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic approach to dealing with the environmental aspects of an organization. It is a “tool” that enables an organization of any size or type to control the impact of its activities, products, or services on the natural environment.
In April 1999, the British Standards Institute released the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001. The specification is a blueprint for a worldwide, universal occupational health and safety management system. OHSAS 18001 certification provides a generalized but comprehensive outline for managing OHS issues.
The AS9100 standard is only a few years old but is growing quickly. The AS9100 family of standards represents the first international effort to formulate a quality management system standard for the aerospace industry.
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are two important United States export control laws that affect the manufacturing, sales, and distribution of technology. The legislation seeks to control access to specific types of technology and the associated data. Its goal is to prevent the disclosure or transfer of sensitive information to a foreign national.