Why Certify your QMS

What is Quality Management System certification?

Standards such as ISO 9001 and API Q1 are standards that specify an effective way for organizations to manage the quality of the services and products they supply. It identifies how to implement and document a quality management system that can be externally audited to achieve certification. It applies to all organizations regardless of their size, activity or legal status.

Certification to ISO 9001 or API Q1 can increase national and international trade of goods and services. Customers are assured that their supplier abides by all the requirements of the globally recognized standards

Benefits of Certification

  • generates new business opportunities

  • increases your customers′ trust in you as a consistent supplier of products and services

  • enhances your competitiveness

  • reduces cost and generates savings

  • helps maintain and improve your market position

  • identifies and optimizes the effectiveness of your business processes

  • provides an excellent tool for training of employee and staff

No matter how big or small, or what industry they’re in, any organization can benefit from ISO 9001 certification. However, some companies may opt-out of getting certified for the following reasons:

  1. The Certification Process can be Complicated

  2. Becoming Certified takes time

  3. Becoming Certified takes effort

  4. There is a Lot of Bureaucracy Involved

  5. Certification Requires Greater Accountability

  6. Certification can be Too Expensive for Smaller Companies

  7. There are Few Short-term Results

Implementing a quality management system takes some time, and some organizations argue that there are no results that come from being certified.

However, because the standard(s) are meant to help your business improve over time, you are more likely to see many long-term results rather than short-term.

At the end of the day, having your QMS certified is well worth the effort and time put into it. Not only will your organization be more efficient and quality-driven, but your employees and customers will also see a significant, positive difference!

There are several certifications to explore

  • API Q1 / API Monogram

  • ISO 45001

  • ISO 9001

  • ISO 14001