QUALITY & COMPLIANCE
-- NOT JUST FOR CERTIFICATION PURPOSES
It brings more than just certificate - its a bridge
Today, the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standard Document costs less than 150 Euros to buy online, and the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard document less than 100 Euros to download.
This way they are probably one of the cheapest and most comprehensive management requirement guidelines you can get to eliminate risks, ensure quality and efficiency, establish security, manage business continuity and drive for continuous improvement. The question is how you do that. This is exactly where we come into the picture: we help you implementing them on the most effective way.
Even if not wanting to get certified, which nevertheless gives a license to enter markets that being out of reach before.
It is a Company’s duty to employees and stakeholders to comply with the law by adhering and regulating the conduct of its employees.
In the absence of compliance your company cannot build and maintain trust with others which leaves leadership at risk, inviting reputational damage.
Compliance allows for inspired leadership and innovation as it helps to define what a company does, how it does and why it does it. It is important to note that Codes of conduct stems from values and aligned values drives company growth.
Compliance is the reference point against which ethics, values, policies and codes of conduct are measured, making the right decisions easy.
Compliance reduces risk in your business by facilitating the right actions and clear understanding. An organization’s performance is often challenged by internal threats (more so than external threats) and compliance exposes unacceptable conduct.
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
There are several different documents in the ISO 9000 family of standards, but ISO 9001 is the only standard in the 9000 series that requires certification. Typically, an entire organization will seek certification, but the scope of the QMS can be tailored to improve performance at a particular facility or department.
“ISO 9001 Certified” means an organization has met the requirements in ISO 9001, which defines an ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS).
ISO 9001 evaluates whether your Quality Management System is appropriate and effective, while forcing you to identify and implement improvements.
Continuous improvement assures your customers benefit by receiving products/services that meet their requirement, and that you deliver consistent performance. Internally, the organization will profit from increased job satisfaction, improved morale, and improved operational results (reduced scrap and increased efficiency).
It does NOT matter what size your organization is: 1 person or 1 million people. We provide ISO 9001 Implementation for Small Businesses too.
It does NOT matter what industry you are in (service or manufacturing) – it can be a restaurant, consultancy, manufacturing company, government entity, etc. There are other standards based upon ISO 9001 for a few specific industries.
It is NOT a standard for products. It does not define product quality. This is a process-based standard: you use it to control your processes, then your end product should meet the desired results.
And NO, you do NOT need to have EVERYTHING be documented.
ISO 27001 Information Security Management
Compliance Should Be a Byproduct of Your Security Strategy
The National Association of Corporate Directors. “Business Model Disruptions, Slowing Global Economy Top List of Corporate Directors’ Concerns For 2020.” Globe Newswire. December 11, 2019 stated that 61% of corporate board members admit they would compromise on cybersecurity in order to achieve a business objective.
The ISO 27000 family of standards offers a set of specifications, codes of conduct and best-practice guidelines for organizations to ensure strong information security management.
ISO 27001 is a technology-neutral, vendor-neutral information security management standard that offers the specification for an effective ISMS – it states what is expected of an ISMS. This means that, in order to achieve certification or to pass an audit, your ISMS must conform to these requirements.
ISO 27002, meanwhile, provides the code of conduct – recommended best practices for selecting and implementing controls. Essentially, ISO 27002 is designed to assist with effective ISO 27001 implementation.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is recognized internationally as an authority on management systems and best practice. The ISO 27000 family is not the only set of international standards it offers – it has, for instance, also published ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, the international standards for quality and environmental management, respectively.