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What is ISO and how is it used in company organization?

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ISO stands for International Organization for standardization,  which is originated from the union of two organizations ISO & UNSCC in 1947. Today ISO spread at 150 countries and produced 16,500 international standards.  The word ISO comes from the Greek word "ISOS" meaning “EQUAL”.

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Each standard has its own uses and benefits according to the industry.

  • Improve efficiency.
  • Improve quality.
  • A Higher level of customer services.
  • Heightened staff morel and motivation.
  • Expanded market potential.
  • Improve compliance.
  • Documents control ( ensure that right document at right place at right time)
  • Record control ( It is effective method to find complete record )
  • Internal review ( In-depth review of management system to ensure that system is on the right path)
  • Non Conformance ( It is when something happened not as per planned or process)
  • Preventative action & Corrective action is taken to rectify non-conformance.

The company which is certified by ISO will be reviewed by ISO team annually to ensure that the company's policy and process are implemented or followed in a proper manner.

Types of ISO Standard:

  • ISO 9000 (Quality Management system)
  • ISO 14000 (Environmental Management System)
  • ISO 18001 ( Health and Safety Management)
  • ISO 27001 ( IT Management system)
  • ISO 22000 (Food and safety Management system).
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