ISO – International Organization for Standardization is an independent, non-government organization which publishes ISO standards, ISO standards are nothing but guidelines and frameworks which helps other organizations worldwide to streamline their processes by implementing these ISO standards in their businesses. ISO standards are accepted globally and are seen as a unique set of requirements which has to be fulfilled to unify the operational processes at a global level. Headquartered in Switzerland, ISO has played an important role in the unification of practices worldwide in different sectors of industries.
There are more than 20000 international standards so far published by ISO, There are several certification bodies which perform assessments and issue certificates to the organizations based on their compliance towards following that particular ISO standard. The certificates received by the respective certification bodies are called ISO certificates. The standards of ISO are subject specific like ISO 9001 for Quality Management System, ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System, ISO 27001 for Information Security Management System and so on. Here the most important thing to remember is that ISO does not issue certificates nor does certify any organization.
ISO certification in Iraq can be obtained by any organization irrespective of the nature, size, and location of the business. The fundamental requirement or eligibility for any organization to achieve ISO certificates is that the business has to be legal and registered. This means any business in any part of the world, small or big, no matter how many employees you have and whether you are government or non-government organization still you can achieve ISO certificate. ISO standard certificates are only issued to organizations and not to individuals. Getting ISO certificates from a reputed certification board demonstrates your compliance towards international standards; it will be a mark for your business excellence.
It focuses on quality management system in an organisation. This particular International standard is also called as mother of all the international standards and more than 1 million organisations across the world have already been implemented with this quality management system. Major two pillars of this International standard are customer satisfaction and continual improvement.
It is related to environmental management system and it will enable the organisation to consider impacts that are imposing on natural bodies. This particular International standard assist organisation in fulfilling legal and legislative requirements.
It is related to occupational health and safety management system. An organisation with the healthy mind set employees will always have more productive result. ISO 45001 standard will make sure the employees in the organisation are working with confident. Providing physical and mental health for each individual in the organisation is the duty for ISO 45001 to take care.
It is particularly for the organisation who are into food industries. Implementation of food safety management system in any organisation where the involvement of their service at any stages of food chain will help them in establishing hygiene condition around their organisation.
It focuses on information security management system. Levels of security provided for the organisation will certainly benefit the organisation in achieving more targets and better framework for the management system.
There are about 21000+ standards published by ISO, and also industry specific standards like ISO 13485, ISO 22301, ISO 17025, ISO 50001 and many more.