• ISO 9001 Certification



    What is ISO 9001 Certification?

    ISO 9001 certification means that a certification body, often called a registrar, has audited the quality management system (QMS) of an organization and found that it meets all of the requirements of the ISO 9001 QMS Standard. These audits occur annually and involve all locations and functions within an organization’s structure.

    An important distinction must be noted that being ISO 9001 certified does not guarantee the quality of an organization’s products, nor does it apply directly to the product. ISO 9001 certification simply states that an organization has an effective and continually improving quality management system and that the resulting product should depict the level of quality and performance that the customer has specified.

    The marking of the product itself and/or the product packaging with a logo or mark portraying ISO certification is not permitted.

    How does an organization become ISO certified?

    In order to be ISO 9001 certified an organization must establish an ongoing quality management system that is dedicated to customer satisfaction and the continual improvement of its processes. A certification body (registrar) will then verify the effectiveness and compliance of the quality management system through a series of annual audits.

    Once a registrar has completed the audit of the organization’s ISO 9001 quality management system and found that it is in compliance with the ISO 9001 QMS Standard, the organization receives written assurance in the form of an ISO 9001 certificate.

    What are the benefits of ISO 9001 certification to NIBCO INC?

    • Standardized and consistent operations
    • Continual monitoring and improvement of processes
    • Improved focus on customer satisfaction
     

    Resulting in…

    A potential increase in new business opportunities and the continued patronage of existing customers

     

    What are the benefits of ISO 9001 certification to our customers?

    • ISO 9001 is an internationally accepted and reliable set of quality management system requirements
    • ISO certified organizations have demonstrated a willingness to allow annual voluntary examinations of their quality management system
     

    Resulting in…

    A reasonable expectation that an organization’s products and services will meet their needs

     

    NIBCO ISO 9001 Certification Facts

    • NIBCO’s ISO 9001 registrar is Bureau Veritas Certifications (BVC)
    • NIBCO INC is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 version of the standard. A new 2015 version is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2015
    • NIBCO INC’s ISO 9001 certification is renewed every 3 years. (Newly renewed in Aug 2015)
    • Bureau Veritas’ United States office is located in Houston, TX. Their international headquarters is located in Paris, France. www.bureauveritas.com
    • NIBCO INC has been ISO 9001 certified through BVC for over 20 years
    • NIBCO INC’s ISO 9001 certification covers (11) administrative, manufacturing and distribution sites, as well as over 2000+ employees
    • ISO 9001 certification is now a requirement for companies seeking to do business in the Middle East and many other parts of the world