ISO 9000 family – Quality management
The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.
Sector-specific applications of ISO 9001.
ISO has a range of standards for quality management systems that are based on ISO 9001 and adapted to specific sectors and industries.
ISO 22000 Food safety management
The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards.
As many of today’s food products repeatedly cross national boundaries, International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain.
The purpose of ISO 22000
ISO 22000:2018 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.
ISO 14000 family – Environmental management
For companies and organizations of any type that require practical tools to manage their environmental responsibilities, there’s the ISO 14000 family.
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.
Designed for any type of organization, regardless of its activity or sector, it can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
What do the standards in the ISO 14000 family cover?
ISO 14001 provides requirements with guidance for use that relate to environmental systems. Other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change.