ISO is the International Organization
ISO 9001-2000 provides a voluntary set of standards that encompass
a range of technology and adds value to all types of business
operations. The set of standards, developed by experts in the
industry, are intended to meet the demands of the market. Furthermore,
the ISO 9001-2000 standard is an international consensus on
good management practices with the aim of ensuring that the
organization delivers the product or service and meets client
ISO 9000 is composed of the
- ISO 9000 Certification covers
the basic language.
- ISO 9001 Certification is intended
for use in organizations who do design, development, installation
and servicing of their product. It discusses how to meet customer
needs effectively. This is the only implementation for which
third-party auditors may grant certifications. The latest
version is :2000.
- ISO 9002 Certification is nearly
identical to 9001 Certification, except it does not incorporate
design and development. In ISO 9000:2000, this was replaced
by ISO 9001:2000.
- ISO 9003 Certification is intended
for organizations whose processes are almost exclusive to
inspection and testing of final products. In ISO 9000:2000,
this was replaced by ISO 9001:2000.
- ISO 9004 Certification covers
performance improvements. This gives you advice on what you
should (or could) do to achieve ISO 9001 compliance and customer
The purpose of TL 9000 Certification is to define the telecommunications
quality management system requirements for the design, development,
production, delivery, installation, and maintenance of products:
hardware, software, and services. Included in TL 9000 Certification
are performance-based measurements that quantify reliability
and quality performance of these products. Long-term goals include
both cost and performance-based measurements.
ISO 14001 Certification
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a structured approach
to addressing the environmental bottom line. ISO 14001 Certification
is the world's most recognized EMS framework - accepted from
Argentina to Zimbabwe - that helps organizations both to manage
better the impact of their activities on the environment and
to demonstrate sound environmental management.