ISO/AS Standards

Companies can choose from an overwhelming number of international standards, published by International Organization of Standardization (ISO). Just to start, you may apply for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS 9100, ISO 13485, TL 9001, ISO/TS 16949, and ISO 18001. You may also want to combine or update any of these standards.

To determine which standard is right for your company, consider your industry, customer demands and long-term business goals and strategies. The following table can get you started prior to contacting MSI:

STANDARD TITLE INDUSTRY
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems This is the basic international standard of fundamentals for a Quality Management System. It can be used by any organization of any size, and is the foundation for other industry standards.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use Based on ISO 9001, but to provide organizations with a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic need.
AS 9100 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organization Includes ISO 9001 requirements, and specifies additional aviation, space and defense industry requirements
ISO 13485 Medical Devices – Quality Management Systems -Requirements for Regulatory Purposes Based on the 2008 version of ISO 9001, but with a focus on specific requirements used by an organization for the design and development, production, installation and servicing of medical devices, and related services
TL 9000 Quality System Requirements Based on ISO 9001, but with a focus on specific requirements used in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), extending from service providers through ICT equipment manufacturers
ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Sector Specific Requirements – International Technical Specification Based on ISO 9001, it applies to the design and develpment production and, when relevant, installation and servicing of automotive-related products
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Does not include requirements specific to other management systems, such as those for quality, environmental, security, or financial management