What is ISO 9001 ?
‘ISO 9001’ refers to a standard within the family of quality management standards known as ISO 9000. For a company to be certified as ISO 9001, they need to adhere to the standards set by it.
Once a company wishes to certify themselves, they need to contact the third party certification authorities who are eligible to provide the certificate on behalf of the ISO. The company needs to make sure that they are following all the specifications prescribed by the ISO before applying for the certificate though.
The third party authority will perform a company audit and if any discrepancies or deviations are found, they will ask the company to remedy it within a reasonable time frame and the company should provide a valid plan of action to rectify it to be awarded with the certificate.