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ISO Certification

Imperial Legal is one of the largest and leading ISO 9001:2000 / ISO 9001:2008 consultants in India. We are a transnational ISO certification consultants with clients in India. We provide quick, result oriented and easy to implement consulting and training for ISO 9001 certificate.

We have been associated with organizations across the world for their ISO 9001 certification project. Whether you a small organization or a multinational corporate, our proven consulting solutions will ensure that you implement ISO 9001 standard in the most effective manner with timely project completion.

ISO 9001:2000 / ISO 9001:2008 quality management system implementation with the consultants and experts of Bala ji IP Practice not only assures 100% successful ISO 9001 certification but also improves process performance and business operations.

Consultants of our organization partner your company in your quality management initiative through ISO 9001 certification to get your company ISO 9001 certified quickly with ease of implementation and in the most cost effective manner. We make sure that ISO 9001 standard implementation does not become just a documentation activity but it becomes a way of life for the organization that lays a foundation for Total Quality Management and quality conscious organizational culture.

We offer onsite consulting solutions and online consulting solutions for ISO 9001 certification. Our customers have been utilizing our services not only for initial certification consulting but also post certification consulting to ensure that our consultants regularly add value to the business processes of our customers and their process & quality standardization initiatives.

Our ISO 9001 certificate consulting services include awareness training, quality policy - objectives workshop, gap analysis, documentation design including manuals, procedures, work instructions, formats etc, implementation assistance & training, internal auditor training, assistance in conducting internal audit, pre-assessment audit and everything required to ensure a 100% successful ISO 9001 certification audit within scheduled project completion time period.

Biggest benefit an organization gets out of ISO 9001 QMS is improved business process control through process standardization.

No matter what benefits you are looking from ISO 9001 certification, we will make sure that your organization benefits from ISO 9001 implementation and certification.

All the organizations certified to ISO 9001:2000 version of QMS are required to migrate and upgrade their quality management system before 2010 end. We offer smooth, fast and effort less transition consulting, training and documentation services for ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 9001:2008.

ISO 9001:2008 - New & Revised standard

Why revision from ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 9001 : 2008
As many of you who have worked with the ISO 9000 standards know, the standards are periodically updated. The last revision of the ISO 9001 standard was in the year 2000 (hence the title "ISO 9001:2000"). The next revision (technically an "amendment") is scheduled to be released October 31, 2008, but it will more likely be available by the end of 2008. ISO and the IAF have agreed an implementation plan to ensure a smooth migration of accredited certification to ISO 9001: 2008, after consultation with international groupings representing quality system or auditor certification bodies, and industry users of ISO 9001 certification services.

ISO 9001: 2008 does not contain any new requirements
They have recognized that ISO 9001: 2008 introduces no new requirements. ISO 9001: 2008 only introduces clarifications to the existing requirements of ISO 9001: 2000 based on eight years of experience of implementing the standard worldwide with about one million certificates issued in 170 countries to date. It also introduces changes intended to improve consistency with ISO14001: 2004. The good news is that the 2008 release will not have the same impact. In fact, the ISO technical committee (TC176) who develops the ISO 9000 series of standards is purposely planning the next release as an amendment rather than a formal revision. The difference is that an "amendment" is focused on making changes for clarification purposes only and for better alignment with ISO 14001, the standard for environmental management. With the 2008 release, the committee is purposely intending not to introduce substantive changes that will affect the QMS processes and documentation of currently certified organizations. Thus, the new ISO 9001:2008 standard should have limited impact on companies already certified

What happens to my existing ISO 9001:2000 Certificate
Certification of conformity to ISO 9001: 2008 and/or national equivalents shall only be issued after official publication of ISO 9001: 2008, which should take place before the end of 2008, and after a routine surveillance or recertification audit against ISO 9001: 2008. One year after publication of ISO 9001: 2008 all accredited certifications issued—new certifications or recertification—shall be to ISO 9001: 2008. Twenty-four months after publication by ISO of ISO 9001: 2008, any existing certification issued to ISO 9001: 2000 shall not be valid.

Contact us to align your existing ISO 9001:2000 quality management system with ISO 9001:2008 QMS. We offer quick & cost effective up - gradation consultancy services for ISO 9001 : 2008 certification.

What are the Changes in new ISO 9001:2008 standard - Summary of changes to ISO 9001 : 2008 Vs. ISO 9001:2000
There is nothing to worry about if you are already certified to ISO 9001:2000. The only likely impact would be on organizations that had previously misunderstood the intent of certain parts of the standard and, due to the clarifications in the 2008 version, it is recognized that the standard had been mistakenly applied incorrectly. A process or procedure here or there might need some minor modification in this case. So, the upcoming release of ISO 9001:2008 should be a fairly simple transition for most certified organizations. If you are currently preparing for your initial ISO 9001 certification, there is no reason to delay or to change your approach. If you are correctly implementing an ISO 9001:2000 quality management system in preparation for your initial certification audit, the new standard will not impact you significantly. As usual, we expect there will be a 1 - 2 year "transition period" following the release of the new revision to make any necessary changes to comply with the new standard. But, as we have said, there aren't likely to be any substantive changes anyway.

Regardless of the schedule, most users of the ISO 9001:2000 standard (whether certified, conforming or preparing) want to know what is going to change in 2008. Those who went through the previous transition from ISO 9001:1994 to ISO 9001:2000 know first-hand the disruption that was caused by the significant changes introduced by the last revision. It was very costly for all certified companies to change over to the new version.

The good news is that the 2008 release will not have the same impact. In fact, the ISO technical committee (TC176) who develops the ISO 9000 series of standards is purposely planning the next release as an amendment rather than a formal revision. The difference is that an "amendment" is focused on making changes for clarification purposes only and for better alignment with ISO 14001, the standard for environmental management. With the 2008 release, the committee is purposely intending not to introduce substantive changes that will affect the QMS processes and documentation of currently certified organizations. Thus, the new ISO 9001:2008 standard should have limited impact on companies already certified. Here are a few examples of the types of changes in the currently available DIS ISO 9001:2008 draft:

  • There are some terminology changes that are intended to clarify ideas or make documentation more consistent - e.g. "devices" is changed to "equipment".
  • There are several additional or revised "Notes" within the standard. However, notes are not considered part of the auditable requirements but are, instead, included for clarification
  • The phrase "where applicable" is used more extensively with regard to several requirements within the standard. This was done to help more organizations in various industries more easily apply the standard to their particular business.
  • A number of sentences and paragraphs have been re-worded to be easier to understand and apply the language.