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Monday, February 11, 2013

Don’t Use ‘ISO Certified’ term

Organizations inadvertently use the term ‘ISO Certified’ when they wish to communicate that they have obtained certification to an ISO standard. The fact remains that International Organization for Standardization (ISO) does not perform certification activity. It should be noted that ISO does not assess the conformity of quality management system to ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard and also ISO does not issue certificate of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard. Certification is carried out by independent certification or registration bodies.

If any organization has obtained Certificate of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard, then it should use ‘ISO 9001:2008 Certified Organization’ or 'ISO 9001:2008 Registered Company' term, not just ‘ISO Certified’ or ‘ISO 9001 Certified’. Please don’t use the term ‘ISO Certified’ or ‘ISO Certification’.

It should be noted that certification to ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard is a system certification; it is not a certification mark of conformity on products, product labels or product packaging.

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