An independent, non-governmental organization known as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops global norms for various business procedures, including quality, safety, and others. 

A company’s management systems, production methods, services, or documentation procedures can be verified as meeting international standards for quality assurance in the metal service sector by receiving an ISO certification. 

Continue reading to learn what it means to be ISO approved and how ISO 9001 and ISO 9000 vary from one another. 

What Does ISO Certification Mean?

The ISO establishes guidelines for how things should be done in almost every field and business, as you just learned. But what does that really mean?

ISO guidelines assist businesses and organizations in providing their customers and other important people with improved services by ensuring they comply with regulatory requirements for their goods and services. Businesses can determine if they are operating correctly by using ISO standards. 

The ISO’s sole responsibility is to create and establish standards, and in order to maintain fairness, they employ outside groups to evaluate aspirants for the certification. In other words, the ISO establishes the standards, and outside organizations determine whether businesses have complied with the ISO’s criteria for ISO licenses. 

There are four categories of ISO standards:

ISO 9000: Quality management systems

ISO 14000: Environmental management systems

ISO 26000: Guidance on social responsibility

ISO 31000: Risk management principles and guidelines 

What is ISO 9000?

Businesses like manufacturing and building use the ISO 9000 series of quality management standards. It establishes the fundamentals of quality management systems and the terminology used to discuss them, providing its subgroups with a general framework. The ISO 9000 guidelines for handling quality are founded on the following seven principles:

Customer focus


Engagement of people

Process approach


Evidence-based decision making

Relationship management


In the family of ISO 9000, ISO is the largest subgroup and the only one that provides accreditation. It outlines the steps that must be taken in order to comply with quality management standards for management operations, production procedures, services, and recording techniques. A group must follow these guidelines in order to fulfil those requirements:

Demonstrate your ability to give goods and services on a consistent basis that comply with customer, legal, and regulatory requirements.

Enhance customer satisfaction by continuously improving procedures and adhering to evolving customer, legal, and regulatory requirements.

ISO 9001 VS. ISO 9000: Differences

The differences between ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 are listed below:

The ISO 9000 set of standards offers a broad framework for quality management standards. 

The requirements for adhering to the quality management principles are laid out in the ISO 9001 subset of the ISO 9000 family. 

Therefore, in order to receive ISO certification, a business or group must abide by the requirements of ISO 9001 and submit to assessment by an outside party who confirms that the standards are met. 

Sumer Metal Industries: An ISO 9001 Certified Metal Service Centre and Supplier

Metal service centers and suppliers can demonstrate their dedication to quality and progress with or without ISO 9001 accreditation. If you need metal for an ISO-approved process or endeavor, your search is over. 

ISO has approved Sumer Metal Industries, and we’re committed to keeping up with these standards as long as we’re in business. We have the most recent ISO 9001:2015 approval as of right now.

We can meet the needs of almost any size job, from small quantities for engineering samples to large quantities for full production runs. We also have a number of services that will save you time and money. Contact us right away to get what you need quickly.