With an increase of 24.96% in 2001,
at least 510,616 certificates had been awarded for
ISO 9001 in 161 countries and economies.
However, according to published
statistics, as of December 2002, less than 15% of
all ISO 90001 certificates have transitioned to the
new ISO 9001:2000 standard. Organizations have until
December 15, 2003-04 to migrate to the new version.
Recent world events and economic
concerns in North America are being cited as major
reasons why organizations have delayed making the
move to the new version. Registrars are expected to
face increased pressure and strained resources as
they help clients meet the conversion deadline.
What are the benefits of ISO 9001?
- Improved service to customers
- Increased customer satisfaction
- Standardization of quality system
- Increased competitiveness
- Higher reliability of services
- Wider market opportunities
- Increased efficiency
- Overall cost reductions
- Foundation for improvement initiatives
- What is the registration process?
In simplified terms, the registration
- a review of the organizations
- a physical audit of the site
- after the verification of corrective
actions, a company is registered.