Tuesday, June 13, 2023 – Unique has officially received ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 Certifications.
At Unique, we are constantly striving to enhance quality of operations, streamline processes, and safeguard critical information. That’s why our goal was to receive two certifications that have emerged as powerful tools for achieving these goals – ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. These internationally recognized standards bring significant meaning and a multitude of benefits.
ISO 9001: Enhancing Quality Management
ISO 9001 is a globally recognized standard that focuses on quality management systems (QMS). It provides a systematic approach for businesses to meet customer expectations, improve operational efficiency, and drive continuous improvement. By achieving ISO 9001 certification, a company demonstrates its commitment to delivering products and services that consistently meet customer requirements while adhering to stringent quality standards.
ISO 9001 requires organizations to define and follow a quality management system that is both appropriate and effective while also requiring them to identify areas for improvement and take action toward those improvements.
ISO 9001 contains a number of set Quality Principles:
- Customer focus
- Engagement of people
- Evidence-based decision making
- Process approach
- Continual improvement
- Relationship management
Benefits of ISO 9001 Certification:
Based on the quality standards mentioned above, a set of benefits can be clearly outlined:
- ISO 9001 ensures that customer needs and expectations are understood, leading to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty.
- The standard emphasizes process optimization, leading to increased efficiency, reduced waste, and cost savings.
- The data-driven approach of ISO 9001 facilitates informed decision-making, fostering a culture of evidence-based management.
- The focus on continual improvement ensures that companies stay adaptable and responsive to changing market demands and customer requirements.
- ISO 9001 certification acts as a differentiator in the marketplace, giving certified companies a competitive edge over non-certified competitors.
ISO 27001: Safeguarding Information Security
Protecting customer data is a number one priority for Unique. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard that sets forth requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). It enables organizations to establish, implement, monitor, and continuously improve their information security posture.
ISO 27001 provides a comprehensive framework divided into 14 phases:
- Information Security Policy
- Risk Assessment and Treatment
- Organization of Information Security
- Asset Management
- Access Control
- Physical Security
- Operations Security
- Communications Security
- Supplier Relationships
- System Acquisition, Development and Maintenance
- Compliance with Legal Requirements and Industry Standards
- Risk Monitoring and Review
- Information Quality Management
Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification:
- ISO 27001 provides a comprehensive framework for identifying, mitigating, and managing information security risks, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
- Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates a company's commitment to protecting sensitive information, thereby instilling trust and confidence among customers, partners, and stakeholders.
- ISO 27001 helps organizations meet legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to data protection and privacy, reducing the risk of non-compliance penalties.
- By implementing ISO 27001, companies establish robust incident response and business continuity plans, enabling them to quickly recover from security breaches or disruptions.
- ISO 27001 certification can be a crucial differentiator, especially when dealing with clients or partners who prioritize data security and require stringent security measures.
ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications offer immense value by instilling discipline, improving operational efficiency, and safeguarding critical information. By obtaining these certifications, organizations can elevate their reputation, gain a competitive edge, and foster trust among customers and stakeholders. For Unique, embracing these internationally recognized standards is a proactive step towards unlocking success.
With these quality management and information security management systems in place, and their effectiveness independently verified, we at Unique can continuously improve our quality and information security.