What Can and Can’t You Do With ISO Certification?

What can you do?

You can use the fact that your company is ISO 9001:2015 certified in your marketing. Your management system and its processes have been certified to ISO 9001 so you do want to talk about your successful registration to ISO 9001 just as long as you do not suggest that your products are certified or that you are certified by ISO, which is what ISO certified implies.

What can’t you do?

  • You can’t use or modify ISO’s logo…it is ISO’s brand and intellectual property.
  • You can’t say ISO 9001 or ISO certified…You must spell it out. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified; we are not certified by ISO or by ISO 9001.
  • ISO 9001:2015 cannot be listed on your products or used in literature to imply product certification…It’s not a product certification it’s a company certification.
  • You must be careful with your scope description so it properly depicts your certified activities and geographic locations.

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