ISO 9001 infographic – facts behind the quality management standard
ISO 9001 is seen as a gateway to new business due to it being so often stipulated within public sector contracts and private sector supply chains. Through certification, it allows businesses of all shapes and sizes to demonstrate quality credentials. In our infographic below, we introduce the most important facts and numbers associated with the standard.
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The year ISO 9001 was first published, by the Switzerland based International Organization for Standarization.
An updated, more relevant revision of the standard is due in 2015
Quality management principles express the essential concepts used in ISO 9001. They focus on the likes of customer focus, involvement and continual improvement.
There are over 1,111,698 organisations certified to ISO 9001
The decrease in certificates 2010 and 2011.
China has the most certificates (30%), followed by Italy and Japan
Germany has more certificates per capita than any other country
55% cite enhanced business prospects
49% cite improved internal processes
25% cite improved profile or credibility
Would recommend ISO 9001 certification to other organisations
The percentage of additional employees needed in ISO 9001 certified organisations, due to the turnover increase
The percentage who cited internal benefits such as employee involvement, operational efficiency and cost reduction since becoming ISO 9001 certified
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