ISO 9001 is one of the standards in the family of ISO 9000 standards. A company that has been independently audited and certified to be in conformance with ISO 9001 may publicly state that it is "ISO 9001 certified."
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ISO 9000 standards (which include ISO 9001) consist of a group of processes used to generate and deliver products and/or services that meet documented company policies and objectives. The ISO 9000 2000 Standards white paper(which you can download above) discusses these standards (including those for ISO 9001) in greater detail.
The standards associated with ISO 9001, in particular, ISO 9001 2000, are really the foundation of the ISO 9000 family of standards. This is because they establish the standards for creating and maintaining a quality management system. If there are documentation changes to ISO 9001 2000, it is very likely that many other documents and/or processes will be affected.
Some of the requirements for ISO 9001 certification are listed below:
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