What Exactly Does It Mean To Become ISO-9001:2015 Certified?

For a company like ours, whose roots reach back as far as World War II, it might seem that there would be little more to prove or achieve, but that is not the case. Any company’s achievements are only as good as their last satisfied customer.

The true milestone of commercial success within our industry and others includes membership to the elite community of the International Organization for Standardization Certification (ISO), a status which we achieved in March of 2020.

Certification assures the public-at-large that a product or service meets the specific requirements demanded by an independent body who issues a written certificate authenticating approval of such a service or product.

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What Is The International Organization for Standardization?

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, (ISO) promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. It is actively recognized in 162 countries including the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

More specifically, certification by this important agency covers a huge range of activities, which range from creating a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials. Whatever be the case, when things don’t work as they should, results often point an accusing finger to a lack of effective standards.

What Exactly Does The ISO Really Do?

Their function always concerns the establishment of standards that are internationally agreed upon by experts such as: manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, users or regulators. They are formalized requirements for companies and organizations of any size that epitomize the very best way to do a particular thing.

ISO develops standards such as ISO 9001, which is a Quality Management System (QMS) that provides organizations with a systematic approach for meeting customer objectives and providing consistent quality.

A Little Background On ISO-9001

ISO-9001 is the world’s best-known QMS for companies and organizations of any size. Its international requirements are based on principles that include: a strong focus on customers, top management involvement in operations, the drive for continual improvement and customer satisfaction. It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organizations in 178 countries.

 

ISO Certified 9001 2015 Alpha Aromatics

 

ISO 9001 provides a framework and set of principles that ensure a common-sense approach to the management of any organization to consistently satisfy customers and stock-holders. It provides the basis for strong quality control, which is essential for any commercial operation to thrive.

Consumers must be confident that any business they patronize meets or exceeds expected standards. ISO-9001 is a visible and unmistakable marker that indicates a product or service is absolutely the best it can be.

Relevant Studies and Statistics

The first large-scale study to explore how business outcomes such as employment, earnings, and health and safety change for the better when employers adopt ISO 9001 was conducted at Harvard Business School in 2010.

Headed by David L. Levine and Michael W. Tofel and entitled: Quality Management and Job Quality: How the ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management Systems Affects Employees and Employers, research was carried out among 1,000 organizations; 500 with and 500 without the implementation of certified Quality Management Systems.

Results indicated that those organizations that adopted the ISO 9001 standards produced less waste, achieved higher rates of survival, a 9% higher turnover rate and profit, improved productivity. and experienced fewer incidents.

What Does It Mean To Become ISO Certified?

For any company achieving this status, ISO membership tells the consumer that a product or service can be trusted to do as it promises. Credibility is a vital element for the successful operation of any business enterprise because it is elemental to the formation of a company’s reputation and an important pathway to winning consumer loyalty.

What Exactly Does The ISO Do

Part of the credibility chain also concerns a focus on customer service that treats every customer inquiry sincerely and promptly, as each in its own way potentially translates into a new business opportunity and an increase to that all-important bottom line.

Credibility lies at the heart of modern commerce, and can only be achieved through hard work and dedication. It is the mainstay of any company’s reputation, and as such, it falls upon business leaders to educate themselves about their particular industry, as this enhances both investor and customer confidence. On the other hand, the loss of credibility can have many negative consequences which collectively can bring a business operation to its knees.

In the words of Arnold Zlotnik, President and CEO of Alpha Aromatics, “Our reputation as a leading perfume manufacturer is backed by decades of operational experience and an unblemished customer service record, and that record and our practices have now been recognized as ISO-9001-2015 compliant.”

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The Challenge of Credibility In Diverse Business Models

The importance of credibility cannot be over emphasized in an industrial age when traditional brick-and-mortar enterprises are competing heavily with e-commerce business models. Credibility offers that intangible edge because their success relies upon face to face interactions to achieve customer loyalty and brand recognition.

It is important for conventional business leaders to recognize the power of appearances, as credibility concerns consumers’ perceptions of trustworthiness.

The two words are not the same but both are vitally important to successful business operations. There can be no trust without credibility.

Trustworthiness concerns the degree to which a company can be relied upon, both in what they say and what they do. It is objective. and credibility is subjective, and therein lies the difference.

Alpha Aromatics And ISO Certification

Certification for a pioneer within the perfume manufacturing industry officially mirrors and cements our ongoing commitment to “build great scents for great brands.” It also ensures consumers that their products adhere to the highest quality and safety standards.

Alpha Aromatics Leading Pefume Manufacturer

Certification states for all the world to see that their QMS applies to “ the development, manufacture and supply of fragrance compounds and all related activities”. This entails every aspect of business operations ranging from the receipt of an inquiry to the safe delivery of products and services to customers.

Our fragrant mission at Alpha Aromatics is to design, create and supply the world’s finest, high quality scents one fragrance at a time, all the while meeting the guidelines and quality standards set by The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), International Fragrance Association (IFRA), Oregon Tilth, International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and the Natural Products Association (NPA) and now ISO.

Our fine fragrance formulations are the handiwork of talented perfume master and sometime scent magician, Roger Howell and his team. These scents are used in a multitude of ways including: the creation of superior quality perfumes, inclusion into personal care products, candles and diffusers, fragrances for home products, hand sanitizers to name just a few. We also have one of the most diverse arsenal of odor neutralizing additives for all types of applications.

Alpha Aromatics Fragrance Bottles

Our formulations are also utilized by private label manufacturers, custom packaging companies and  for toll blending (the specialty service of custom mixing a company’s unique formula into a final product). We are a prominent American manufacturer of fine fragrances that relies on meticulous research to stay on top of industry trends.

In Conclusion

Over the course of the last two decades, the power of scent has become a phenomenon undertaken with careful precision and superior advertising strategy. It is not a quick process, as building a brand requires careful thought and development and the patient coalition of professional promotion and scent creation skills.

Our team knows there is no substitute for experience and that it can take years to develop and perfect the expertise required to create the perfect scent for any given company. By contacting our perfume masters, you can be assured that your vision for perfume formulation for what ever purpose or industry will be realized with the utmost professionalism and quality-certified care.

Final thought on credibility: “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.~ Socrates

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What Is The International Organization for Standardization?

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, (ISO) promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. It is actively recognized in 162 countries including the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

What Does The ISO Really Do?

ISO 9001 provides a framework and set of principles that ensure a common-sense approach to the management of any organization to consistently satisfy customers and stock-holders. It provides the basis for strong quality control, which is essential for any commercial operation to thrive.

What Does It Mean To Become ISO Certified?

For any company achieving this status, ISO membership tells the consumer that a product or service can be trusted to do as it promises.


 

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