ISO 9000 committee celebrates silver jubilee


As well as being the 80th birthday of Standards New Zealand, 2012 represents an important milestone for the ISO technical committee 176, Quality management and quality assurance, and its subcommittees. The ISO 9000 family of Standards has reached its 25th year of publication!

From the first issue in 1987, this suite has been the strongest seller for ISO and has exerted considerable influence in promoting the discipline of quality management worldwide. The most well-known member of ISO 9000 family is ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Requirements. Often used for guidance in management and purchasing, more than one million organisations around the globe now have quality management certification to the Standard. As the Chair of ISO/TC 176/SC 2, Dr Nigel Croft, says 'the incredible success of the ISO 9001 certification phenomenon has helped global supply chains to become more effective and more efficient'.

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