On May 8, 2012 Cirdan Group, Inc. was awarded its "ISO 9001:2008 Certification".
About the ISO Organization -
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was established in 1947 and is (currently) an association of 163 members, which each represent their own country. ISO employs a system of Technical Committees, Sub-committees and Working Groups to develop International Standards. Besides the National Standards Bodies, ISO permits other international organizations that develop standards to participate in its work, by accepting them as Liaison members. ISO works in accordance with an agreed set of rules of procedure, the ISO/IEC Directives, which also include requirements on the presentation of standards.
About the "ISO 9001:2008 Certification" -
"ISO 9001:2008" has been developed in order to introduce clarifications to the existing requirements of "ISO 9001:2000" and changes that are intended to improve compatibility with "ISO 14001:2004". "ISO 9001:2008" does not introduce additional requirements nor does it change the intent of the "ISO 9001:2000" standard.
The "ISO 9001:2008 Certification" aims at guaranteeing the effectiveness (but not necessarily the efficiency) of the organization. For improved organizational efficiency, however, the best results can be obtained by using ISO 9004 in addition to "ISO 9001:2008". The guiding quality management principles are intended to assist an organization in continual improvement, which should lead to efficiencies throughout the organization.
For more information on ISO guidelines and FAQs vist:http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_9001_2008