Quality Management Systems


International Organization for Standardization is a developer of standards for business and industry (including agribusiness) throughout the world.

  • Based in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Comprised of representatives of 163 nations
  • Developer and publisher of voluntary industrial and commercial standards of all kinds, including ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and ISO 22000.

Over one million organizations worldwide are independently certified. Making ISO 9000 the most widely used management tool in the world today.

The Reach of ISO 9000

  • Adopted by 178 countries
  • Established in 1987
  • More than 1,000,000 sites registered worldwide
  • More than 100,000 sites registered in the United States


Quality Management Systems – Fundamentals and Vocabulary
Describes fundamentals of quality management systems and specifies the terminology for quality management systems.
Quality Management Systems – Requirements
Specifies requirements for quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products that fulfil customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction.
Quality Management System – Guidelines for performance improvement
Provides guidelines that consider both the effectiveness and efficiency of the quality management system. The aim of this standard is improvement of the performance of the organization and satisfaction of customers and other interested parties.