The harmonized standard EN ISO 9001:2008 is applicable to any type of organization, regardless of size or sector of activity, defining principles to which the organization subscribes, but not the way it has to deliver its products or services.
The rules do not apply in fact to the products, but to the management structure of the company that produces them. Correct application ensures not only the control of the production processes in terms of effectiveness, but also overall business efficiency.
The latest edition of the standard (2008) reinforced emphasis on the process approach (a set of interconnected activities that allow you to transform input elements into outputs from the process) rather than requiring written procedures, and evaluates performance through numerical indicators, targets and measurable objectives.
This standard is the basis used in industries where efficiency and effectiveness is crucial and has been wholly incorporated in business management standards for the Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical industries to name a few.
It is the foundation stone for Management Systems meeting for example, Sustainability, Social Accountability and Responsible Care requirements. It also provides the Platform for Integrated Management Systems encompassing standards ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, a service AESSEQ can offer to selected Clients.