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Is ISO 9001 a certification or accreditation?

At Mark1, we have supported clients of all sizes and industries on their ISO journeys, and the most common question we hear is: is ISO 9001 an accreditation or certification? In this blog, we will explain the difference, and provide some context to ISO certification.

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What is ISO 9001?

What is the ISO 9001 certification?

ISO certification is a demonstration of conformity to the highest possible standards – it can set you apart from competitors, attract new customers to your business, and assure those working with you that you are committed to efficiency and consistency. In this blog, we will break down ISO 9001 standards, and explain why this is often the first standard that a business pursues.

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ISO 45001

What is ISO 45001, and why do you need it for your business?

ISO 45001 is an occupational health and safety management system that replaced OHSAS 18001. ISO 45001 requirements protect employees and visitors from diseases, workplace accidents, and health and safety violations. In this blog, we will break down why ISO 45001 is such an asset to any business that achieves certification. Health and Safety: Quality Management…

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ISO 14001

How achieving ISO 14001 can make you more sustainable

With Earth Day approaching, and increasing pressure on businesses and corporations to demonstrate environmental responsibility, ISO 14001 controls in an Environmental Management System (EMS) can help to make your business more sustainable. ISO 14001 Requirements and Processes ISO standards in the 14001 family examine the impact that your organisation and processes are having on the…

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ISO 9001

What is the process of ISO 9001 certification?

We often talk about the benefits of ISO certification, and the assurances that ISO standards can offer to existing and potential customers – but what about the process itself? In this blog, we will outline ISO 9001 requirements, and how your business can meet them. Documents and Processes The first step is to prove to…

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ISO 9001

What are the 7 principles of ISO 9001?

Achieving ISO certification is a symbol of excellence for your existing and potential clients, as well as a commitment to both your service and your staff. ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management, is built around 7 key principles that allow you to prioritise consistency, customer satisfaction, and performance. In this blog, we will…

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Choosing A Quality Management System: Top 10 Features to Insist On

QMS and Risk Analysis  A good quality system can help with everything from product consistency to risk analysis! Documenting your compliance is an easy way to pick up on issues quickly, and provide meaningful resolutions.  Flexible Pricing For the best return on investment (ROI), a quality management system should be flexibly priced, and scalable as…

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Quality management system

What Is A Quality Management System – And Why Does My Business Need One?

A QMS, or quality management system, is a vital tool that can streamline the daily functions of your business, as well as supporting you on your journey to ISO certification. In this blog, we will highlight the many benefits of an ISO QMS, and explain how quality management can influence potential clients. What is Quality…

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Quality management system

5 Characteristics of a Good Quality Management System

Choosing a quality system can be daunting – there are a lot of options available! In this blog, the Mark1 team have broken down 5 characteristics that you should prioritise when choosing an ISO QMS, allowing you to select the best choice for your quality management. QMS Flexibility Businesses (and their requirements) change over time,…

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What is a quality management system?

What Is A Quality Management System?

As you work towards ISO certification, the paperwork and auditing required can feel quite overwhelming, particularly on a company-wide scale. With a long list of tasks and checks to complete while actively monitoring your progress, investing in a quality management system can save you time and money throughout your ISO journey.  What does ISO QMS…

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