International Standards acts as a symbol of surety that the product is safe to use and the quality is good. It ensures the consumer that the product is reliable and good for the environment. International Standards helps in setting up of standards and strategies for companies to overcome various challenges faced by them during the lifetime of the company. It helps in building up the image of the company and also develops it. International Standards also provide international expertise as it is worldwide recognizable as well as experience. ISO also helps in eliminating certain barriers in world trade by providing many agreements on which these trades take place.
Many companies have gained a lot of benefits from these International Standards as they help in making the work more effective and efficient by reducing cost and saving more than required. Some main benefits of ISO for a company are as follows:
BETTER IMAGE AND RELIABILITY
International Standards are accepted worldwide and when a company has been certified by this organisation then it increases the standards and reliability among the consumers.Most of the consumers are very particular with the kind of product they are working with which makes it necessary for them that the product is good and safe to work with that makes them confident. ISO will increase the clients as well as goodwill of the company among consumers.
ISO increases customer satisfaction as most of the customers know that the product is certified, reliable and safe to use. ISO helps a company to fulfill customer requirements by improving and customizing work ethics. Customers will know the quality of the product that they are working with which will help the company to get more satisfied customers. This will also generate more revenues by keeping customer loyalty.
BETTER PROCESS INTEGRATION
ISO lets the company know about the product process integration which makes it easier for a company to make improvements in its product by focusing more on efficiency and also by reducing cost and saving more. ISO helps a company to eliminate waste which may occur during the process of a product by using efficiencies on fewer errors. Also with the help of this a company can set the price of a product accordingly and advertise the product in much better ways. ISO makes the product qualified and better to use than other products which gives a great advantage to the company.
Employees which are in the ISO product improvement need more training and development as the product will be certified. It helps employees as it provides them with information regarding instructions and procedures to complete particular tasks. Employees are mainly happy who work towards the improvement of the product. These employees will be more effective and will help the company to improve as they know that the quality of the product depends on them.
ISO helps a company in decision making as it lets a company to monitor its progress and what more is needed to make the product of the best quality. This lets a company to decide on the procedure of cutting cost, utilizing waste, savings and also on being effective. A company can decide on how to make a customer more satisfied with the product and also on employee’s satisfaction. A company can keep these things in mind while making a decision.
International Standards are of a few types and they are as follows:
This ISO is a document which maintains the necessary requirements for a quality management system. ISO 9001 provides customer satisfaction by helping a company to fulfil customer requirements. It also increases revenues and low chances of risk as the product is of good quality. It ensures good outgoing control and helps government as it provides expert opinion and opens world trade.
OHSAS lets the company to think about the future as it improves brand building. It focuses more on employee’s safety and satisfaction by attracting good human resource. This ISO reduces the administrative cost, public liability cost and insurance cost for the company. Production is also benefited from this because there is no accidents and disturbance in production.
In India, ISO 14001:2004 works towards a better environment and a better world by following certain necessary steps to cure these problems. This ISO helps an organisation to increase its profitability by using better ways of production such as through saving energy. Waste management must be of prime importance and ISO helps an organisation to reduce its waste management cost. It also reduces certain risks taken by the organisation which may affect the environment in the future.
ISO 2200:2005 is the certification provided to food companies which lets them to provide safe food products which are safe, reliable and easy to consume to the consumers.This ensures the consumers that the food is secure and safe for them to have and buy.
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