Thursday 15 July 2021

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

 ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management system (  It is a standard that is used by organizations to demonstrate their ability to provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It also demonstrates continuous improvement. Among the different documents in the ISO 9000 family of standards, ISO 9001 is the only standard that requires certification. The current certification version is ISO 9001:2015 ( Things to note: 

1. Size of the organization does not matter – IS0 9001 can be implemented across organizations.

2. Nature of the industry does not matter (service or manufacturing). 

3. ISO 9001 is not a standard for products and does not define product quality – it is in fact, a process-based standard.

4. ISO 9001 is not personal standard. An individual cannot get certified to ISO 9001. The organization or company becomes certified. 

Note: Individuals can become an ISO 9001 certified Lead Auditor after completing a training course. It allows them to audit other companies.

5. In order to become ISO 9001 certified, an organization must: 

Follow the required procedure to implement ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS). ( )

Next, a Certification Body audits the performance of the organization against the latest version of the ISO 9001 Requirements. ( 

The Registrar issues an ISO 9001 Certificate for a three-year period after the organization passes the audit. 

6. To maintain their ISO 9001 certification status, the organization must be re-certified every three years.

ISO 14001

The ISO 14000 family has applications for companies that use practical tools in order to manage their environmental responsibilities ( The ISO 14001 defines the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps the outline that a company/organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. (

ISO 14001 is designed for any type of organization – it is an aid that can provide assurance to company management, employees, and stakeholders that environmental impact of the organization is being measured and consistently upgraded.

1. ISO 14001 provides requirements and guidance for use that relates to environmental systems. 

2. Other standards in the 14000 family focuses on specific approaches, for example, audits, communications, labelling, life cycle analysis, and environmental challenges such as climate change.

3. ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system. This system can be used by an organization to enhance its environmental performance. It is intended to ease an organization’s environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

4. The desired output of ISO 14001 includes:

Improvement in environmental performance.

Implementation of compliance obligations.

Attainment of environmental objectives.

5. ISO 14001 is applicable to any organization regardless of its size, type, and nature. It applies to the environmental aspects of the organization’s activities, products and services. However, ISO 14001 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

From the recycling companies in UAE, it is recommended to choose a company that adheres to quality standards and adheres to their responsibility towards environment sustainability. 

Metal recycling is an essential step towards saving the already-depleting resources and strengthens the circular economy. Amongst the metal recycling companies in Dubai, Lucky Group is one of the renowned ISO 9001:2015 & ISO14001:2015 certified metal recycling company in UAE

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