11 Facts About ISO 9001

11 Facts About ISO 9001

Author Peter Hargittay

ISO 9001 is defined as the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organizations in 178 countries. ISO 9001 Standards address various aspects of quality management. Regardless of the product or service an organization provides, ISO 9001 focuses on the effectiveness of processes and delivery of services. ISO 9001 is perfect for any organization, large or small, looking to improve quality and consistently meet customer requirements. It was created to give organizations the tools they need to win more business, reduce costs, and improve productivity.
Let’s learn more about ISO 9001, by checking out 11 facts about it.

General Facts
Fact#1. ISO is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards

Fact#2. ISO procedures are used to implement, maintain, and improve the quality management system of the company

Fact#3. ISO standards do specify what a company should do, but do not dictate how we should do it to reach our goals.

Fact#4. ISO certification is based on global standards that help gain the confidence of the customer base and opens more avenues for business by providing proof that a company can supply consistently high-quality products and services

Facts in Numbers

Fact#5. 85% of certified organizations report benefits including improved company perception, higher demand for products and services, and increase market share.

Fact#6. ISO 9001 certified organizations are more competent and paid 7% more on average

Fact#7. ISO’s Central Secretariat is based in Geneva Switzerland

Fact#8. 150 people work full time for ISO’s Central Secretariat

Fact#9. 29000 organizations in the United States are ISO certified

Fact#10. 42000 organizations in North America are ISO certified

Fact#11. China is the country with the highest number of issued ISO certifications followed by Italy

What’s Next?
Now that you’ve learned about ISO 9001 Facts, learn about “Improving Your Organization’s Culture of Quality with ISO Standards”.