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Standard ISO: importance and relevance

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Standard Iso is a fundamental step to increase the quality of products and organization, but nevertheless many entrepreneurs still today don’t work towards obtaining certification and understimate it.

Let us convince companies to take this path through this article.


There are several versions of ISO 9000, but the most known is the one which defines the standard Iso 9001: it is periodically revisited in order to implement business processes always better.

Standard ISO must be seen as a way to guarantee the monitoring of the control of the production process and to assess efficiency and effectiveness over time. Certifications are released by qualified entities, which provide the tests and indicate the procedures necessary for the improvement of corporate life, through periodic checks to test their application.


Compared to the past, Iso 9001 audits are changed and today they represent a systematic inspection based on precise documentation, to confirm compliance with requirements of standard Iso. Reason why, all the processes and procedures involved are approved for standards set, and of course everything must be well documented.
Hence, during the inspection, interviews with the staff are conducted to ensure that the obtained result is a side effect of the standards and not accidental.
Iso standard includes several audits to certify respect and quality of standard 9001:

  • System Audit to verify the elements of quality management system, looking for defects to be fixed through corrective or preventive measures
  • Process Audit to verify that a certain physical or administrative process meets the specifications given
  • Product Audit to verify that the product or service, during a specific phase, comply with references regarding that part of the process
  • Programme Audit to check if a program aimed to achieve quality objects, is finished within specified schedules and procedures


The benefits of standard ISO include the possibility to partecipate in public tenders, for which these certifications are needed and mandatory.

But most of these benefits is about the improvement of services and products and minimization of the risk of errors during production.

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