Science Proves ISO 9001 Really Does Pay

Over 1 million organisations have gained certification against the Quality Management     Standard ISO 9001.

If you were still unconvinced of the benefits of ISO 9001, the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) has analysed a series of 42 scientific studies to settle the matter. The study used a meta-analysis approach and studied the ‘extent to which the financial efficiency of an organization improved after ISO 9001 certification, and if this performance was higher than that of similar, but non-certified, organizations’.

The headline findings were:

Internal benefits

  • Increased process control
  • Increased quality of products / services
  • Increaed productivity / efficiency

External & Signalling benefits

  • Access to new markets
  • Increased market shar
  • Increased sales

ISO 9001 helped increase sales by improving customer satisfaction, creating more business in new markets and the signalling effect – this is the perceived knowledge and quality that customers have of your organisation and its products/services. Read the full article here.

So ISO 9001 really does pay, science says so.

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