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ISO Survey 2019

ISO Survey 2019 ISO Survey 2019 has recently been published. The ISO Survey of Certifications is an annual assessment to determine the number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards worldwide, issued by IAF-accredited certification bodies. The most up-to-date ISO Survey covers the 2019 calendar year. This blog will assess the global trends in …

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Risk management in ISO 9001:2015 and other management system standards

ISO 9001:2015 establishes a systematic approach to risk. The previous versions treated it as a single component of a QMS.  ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 have added an enterprise risk element to the existing environmental and safety risk assessments. A risk-based approach embeds an assurance and prevention strategy into the whole system. Organisations can increase …

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The History of ISO Standards

International standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. These standards are instrumental in facilitating international trade.  Since the International Standards Organisation (ISO) was established in 1946, it has published 21,000 international standards covering almost every industry from technology and manufacturing, to food safety …

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ISO 13485: Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems

ISO 13485: Medical devices – quality management systems was published in March 2016. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO 13485:2003), which has been technically revised. Rather controversially, ISO 13485:2016 has not been revised in line with the high level structure, HLS, adopted by ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and 30 other management …

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The World Welcomes ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 was published earlier this morning! Experts from over 80 countries have spent the last three years revising ISO 9001 to ensure that this standard meets the requirements of modern life. An evolutionary process approach was taken in the revision of ISO 9001. The 2015 version will be performance-based. Nigel Croft, Chairman of the …

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Infographic: Surge in Growth of ISO Certificates in France and Germany

At the end of 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) released a survey outlining the growth in the uptake of ISO Standards. The figures released by the ISO late last year showed a 4% increase in the uptake of ISO Standards globally, with a total of 1,564,448 certificates issued in 2013. We have previously blogged …

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