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ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008

Certification of quality management systems (The standard ISO 9001:2008 is invalid as of September 15, 2018. The standard ISO 9001:2015 is effective immediately.)


The rapid pace of technological change and the globalisation of the markets are creating a need for process-oriented quality management. It forms the basis for the ongoing improvement of the operational and organisational structure in the internal workings of companies. As a leading assessment and certification body for quality and management systems, SQS has many years of experience and expertise spanning all sectors of industry. This, in conjunction with the international SQS network, guarantees that the certificate for quality management systems conforming to ISO 9001 is held in high regard and accepted all over the world.


ISO 9001 forms the basis for the continuous improvement of the management system and the process management and has a cost-cutting function.

Target groups

Companies and organisations of all sizes operating in all sectors.


3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after three years.


The SQS certificate of conformity with ISO 9001 has international validity and is recognised worldwide through the IQNet partnership.


ISO 9001 is compatible with ISO 14001 (environmental management) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety). It also serves as an underlying structure for standards applicable to specific products and for many other normative management systems.
Pierre-Alain Rittiner