An-Najah's Child Institute Continues Performance Excellence as ISO 9001:2015 Certification Renewed
An-Najah National University's Child Institute, an institute which follows the modern educational methods in dealing with all categories of normal, gifted and special needs children based on scientific and global criteria, obtained the renewal of the ISO 9001:2015 certification. The audit carried out via Zoom platform by MAK International, representative of Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance in Palestine to confirm the compliance with the standards and the efficacy of the Quality Management System of An-Najah's Child Institute.
“Renewing our ISO 9001:2015 certification is a significant and important accomplishment,” states Prof. Maher Natsheh, President of the University. “It demonstrates our on-going commitment to continual improvement. This renewal is a fantastic recognition of the hard work put in by the institute's team to drive forward our standards and compliance with these rigorous standards.”
ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify.
ISO 9001 was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries. The current version of ISO 9001 was released in September 2015.
ISO 9001 is the only standard in the ISO 9000 series to which organizations can certify. Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification means that an organization has demonstrated the following: follows the guidelines of the ISO 9001 standard, fulfills its own requirements, meets customer requirements and statutory and regulatory requirements, and maintains documentation.
Certification to the ISO 9001 standard can enhance an organization’s credibility by showing customers that its products and services meet expectations. In some instances, or in some industries, certification is required or legally mandated. The certification process includes implementing the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and then completing a successful registrar’s audit confirming the organization meets those requirements.