What is ISO?
ISO originated from the joining of two excising organisations – the ISO (International Federation of the National Standardizing Associations) and the UNSCC (United Nations Standard Coordinating Committee). In 1946 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London to create a new international organisation, the objective was to ‘facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards’ From this the new organisation ISO began in February 1947. The word ISO is derived from the Greek ISOS meaning ‘equal’. As the International Organization for Standardization would translate differently across different languages it was decided that the short form name for the organisation would be ISO.
Today ISO has grown to a confederation of delegates representing over 150 countries and has published over 16,500 international standards.
Benefits of Certification to your business
Each standard supports its own benefits within every industry, however the common benefits across the certifications include: widened market potential, compliance to procurement tenders, improved efficiency and cost savings, higher level of customer service, and therefore satisfaction, and heightened staff moral and motivation. By having a recognised management standard it tells your customers that you are serious about their needs, quality and service.
More and more Jamaican companies are realizing the importance of being ISO registered.
Founding Image ltd – are now offering ISO service to Jamaican Businesses. http://www.foundingimage.com
Founding Image ltd is an independent company offering Business consultancy on customer service, staff training, and the implementation, certification and continued auditing of ISO and BS EN Management Standards in Jamaica. They also offer ISO / BS consultancy, training and internal auditing as individual services.
They will guild your business through the process of becoming registered for ISO, implementing quality standards, documenting and auditing processes and quality manuals. Their audit team is committed to giving our customers a high level of service and making the process as easy and pain free as possible.