ISO 9001 2008

In this podcast, Mark Thompson from ATN walks us through the ISO 9001 2008 certification process.  He starts with the reasons why a company would decide to commit the necessary resources to get an ISO certification project done.  Mark then describes what a company needs to do to get prepared, and how to select an ISO registrar.  Finally he shares how to begin the process for a Stage I audit, and beyond.

So where did the ISO name come from?

Because ‘International Organization for Standardization’ would have different acronyms in different languages (IOS in English, OIN in French for Organisation internationale de normalisation), the founders decided to give it the short form ISO. ISO is derived from the Greek isos, meaning equal. Whatever the country, whatever the language, the short form is always ISO.