Quality Management Systems Design and ISO Standards Compliance

Which standard(s) should your QMS Comply With? Should you work to multiple standards? 

ISO stands for International Standards Organisation. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 164 national standards bodies.

Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

Think of a standard as a formula that describes the best way of doing something. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials – standards cover a huge range of activities.

Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter and who know the needs of the organisations they represent – people such as manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users or regulators.

There are more than 21,000 ISO Standards available. 

Here are some of the more popular ones:

  • ISO9000 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT
  • ISO13485 - MEDICAL DEVICES
  • ISO14000 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  • ISO17025 - TESTING AND CALIBRATION LABORATORIES
  • ISO22000 - FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT
  • ISO26000 - SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
  • ISO27001- INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
  • ISO28000 - SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
  • ISO31000 - RISK MANAGEMENT
  • ISO37001 - ANTI-BRIBERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
  • ISO45001 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • ISO50001 - ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Explic8 Limited consultants can help you decide which standard(s) is (are) right for your organisation and can help support you in Quality Management System design, implementation and training – improving compliance and efficiency while reducing cost and complexity.