TÜV Rheinland has, with respect to this organization, checked that the requirements of the respective management system are being implemented; this means that the company objectives, quality objectives, customer-orientation and processes, etc. correspond to the targeted standard. Examples of management systems are ISO 9001 for product or services quality, ISO 13485 for the quality of medical products, ISO 14001 for environmental management or IATS 16949 for quality within the automotive industry.
For this purpose, TÜV Rheinland has ascertained whether the client's system satisfies the conditions of the standard and whether the system is up and running and being put into practice in the day-to-day operations. This checking process is performed based on certification rules. An audit is usually carried out as part of this process. As part of this, both the management documentation is inspected and the on-the-spot activities are checked-out for compliance with the requisite specifications. Final reports will point out further potential improvements.
The valid mark of conformity, which is depicted in Certipedia with the keyword "Management System“ and the standard that is below it, shows that the organization in question has been certified by TÜV Rheinland.
ISO 9001 is the standard for quality management systems, one of the best known standards issued by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization.
These voluntary standards are concerned with quality management, this means with all that the organization does to ensure that its products and services conform to the customer's requirements and achieve customer satisfaction.
The ISO 14001 standard specifies requirements for an Environmental Management System. The sites and functions listed on the related certificate have been audited for compliance. TUV-auditors review the certified management system at least annually.
ISO 14001 is not a label signifying a "green" or "environmentally friendly" product. No product label, advertisement or other promotional material should give the impression that a product is "ISO 14001-certified" or "ISO 14001-registered".