What is ISO 9001

What is the meaning of ISO 9001 and Quality Management

Worldwide more than one million companies have achieved ISO 9001 certification which is awarded by impartial and accredited auditors such as TÜV UK Ltd. The standard requires annual audits as part of a three-year-cycle by an independent auditor.

ISO 9001 principles are based on reducing risks and leveraging the opportunities for successful business improvement. ISO 9001 certificated companies strengthen their market position and build a strong and loyal client base, which, in turn, improves competitiveness. An ISO 9001 certificate awarded by TÜV UK Ltd. prevents your organisation making expensive errors.

ISO 9001 Benefits

  • Customer and stakeholder satisfaction enhanced
  • Reduction in business risk Increased cost efficiencies and waste reduction
  • Adaptability to changing markets
  • Encourages continuous improvement
  • Improved employee morale
  • Increase in tender success rate
  • Effective marketing tool

The ISO 9001 cycle

As described above the certification cycle is a three-year-cycle with the following stages:

  1. An initial assessment to ensure your business meets all requirements
  2. If yes, you’ll be awarded with accredited certification
  3. Annual audits delivered by an accredited Certification Body such as TÜV UK Ltd.

ISO 9001 FAQs

  • From when is it possible to certify according to the new Standard? From when can audits be carried out based on this?
  • How much more expensive will the first certification be, if a company goes directly to the new Standard?
  • Do we recommend for first certifications that only the new Standard should be considered?


Please find more FAQ in our ISO 9001:2015 FAQs.

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