If your organization is raising the same question, it helps to know what the certification is all about and how it can benefit your company. By definition, this certification is an internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses.
ISO 9001:2008 is an international quality management system (QMS) standard administered by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It must be clarified that the ISO is only responsible for developing the standards to be applied. It does not, however, issue the certification to organizations seeking to obtain the QMS standard. It forms a part of the ISO 9000 family, and the 9001 ISO certification is the auditable standard in that particular series.
“Becoming ISO 9001 certified means to pass a physical ISO 9001:2008 certification audit by a registrar (a certifying agency),” explained the article. ISO certification is not a requirement. Then again, it is a ticket to improvement.