Organizations and companies often want to get certified to ISO’s management system standards (for example ISO 9001 or ISO 14001) although certification is not a requirement.

The best reason for wanting to implement these standards is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of company operations.


A company may decide to seek certification for many reasons, as certification may:

Be a contractual or regulatory requirement

Be necessary to meet customer preferences

Fall within the context of a risk management programmed, and

Help motivate staff by setting a clear goal for the development of its management system.