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What is an ISO 9001 audit and why do businesses complete them? How ISO 9001 helps you

Max Elias
by Max Elias | May 24, 2023 | Reading time: 1 minute

What is an ISO 9001 audit?

An ISO 9001 audit is performed to see if your organization complies with ISO 9001 standards for quality management systems (QMS). The ISO 9001 audit checks to make sure your QMS is performing well and is adhering to regulations. In contrast with national audits or standards, ISO is international, which means it is recognized by businesses around the globe.

What does an ISO 9001 audit check?

An ISO 9001 audit will evaluate the seven areas of any quality management system to make sure they align with standards. Those seven areas are:

ISO 9001 audits are rigorous, with over 350 requirements for businesses. But all the criteria are very clearly stated on the ISO website, so it is easy for your business to know what it needs to do.

Who benefits from ISO 9001 audits?

Any business with a product benefits from conducting and passing ISO 9001 audits. The standard shows potential business partners that you are running an efficient, reliable company, and thus can help you attract more business. Additionally, meeting ISO 9001 criteria will improve your business regardless of any certifications you obtain.

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Max Elias

Max Elias

Max is a Content Writer at Lumiform originally from New York, NY. Before Lumiform, he worked at the fintech company SumUp, writing on a range of fintech-related topics. He has experience writing blogs, CRM communication, guides, and landing pages. In addition to a love of content writing, Max is passionate about standup comedy and cooking.

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