The ISO 9000 quality management system standard is designed to help organizations meet the needs of customers and other interested parties when meeting legal and regulatory requirements related to a product or service. ISO 9000 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the seven principles of quality management. ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations that want to meet the standard must meet.
Using these standards helps us create products and services that are safe, reliable and of good quality. Standards help increase productivity while reducing errors and defects. They enable us to directly compare products from different markets, facilitate entry into new markets and help develop global trade based on fair market competition. The standards also serve to protect consumers and end users of products and services, ensuring that certified products meet minimum standards set internationally.