The world of work has changed immeasurably since the ISO 9001 standard (formerly known as ISO 9000) was introduced. The very first edition of the global standard was published in 1987, three and a half decades ago - fortunately, updates have been released approximately every seven years since then, the most recent version being ISO 9001:2015.
So ISO 9001 has evolved to keep up with the ever-changing realities of modern business. Nowadays, many companies exist entirely online, with no need for a traditional brick-and-mortar office or shop. If your own business fits this description, you'll be pleased to learn that the current version of the ISO 9001 standard is flexible enough to accommodate you.
No, you don't need a physical office to get certified.
ISO 9001 is designed to suit all businesses regardless of size or sector. Even if your business has no employees and no physical address, you can still implement a quality management system (QMS) and obtain ISO 9001 certification.
Many modern enterprises are ISO-certified despite existing solely on the Internet. No matter how you operate or what you have to offer, ISO 9001 certification can really help your business to stand out from the crowd and win new customers.
If you'd like to obtain ISO 9001 certification as soon as possible, ISO Accelerator can help. Get in touch now to discuss your requirements, or use the links below to find out more.
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