PR/ISO 9001 is the most robust quality standard for the PR industry designed to help PR firms develop, maintain and improve their quality management system (QMS). Being PR/ISO 9001 certified enables PR establishments to have a third party quality management system that ensures consumer trust, and demonstrates a commitment to quality in the public relations marketplace. The PR/ISO 9001 Quality Management System provides a framework for effectively managing your company’s PR responsibilities. PR firms meeting PR/ISO 9001 requirements automatically qualifies for both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 26000 Social Responsibility certification developed by the International Organization for Standardization.
Benefits of PR/ISO 9001 Certification
PR 9001 quality management standard was developed to help public relations establishments continually improve the quality, effectiveness, and social responsibility of their services. Being PR/ISO 9001 certified demonstrates your firm’s commitment to acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society, while helping sustain and continually improve quality assurance through third-party audits, consultation and management reviews. PR/ISO 9001 improves a PR firm’s all-around Quality Management System while helping to ensure the firm is compliant with regulatory requirements.
What Does PR/ISO 9001 Provide?
Social responsibility is an increasingly important public issue, and something that requires continued improvement. PR/ISO 9001 provides guidance on how PR establishments, journalists and media outlets can operate in a socially responsible way. PR firms and media establishments have a tremendous social responsibility, and therefore, there relationship with the public and communities in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to meet the specific needs of clients while contributing to public safety and awareness. PR/ISO 9001 is increasingly being used as a measure of a PR firm’s overall performance.
PR/ISO 9001 Compliancy and Achievement
Achieving PR/ISO 9001 certification requires the PR firm meet the social responsibility, statutory and regulatory requirements. It is the only public relations quality standard with international consensus integrating ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 26000 social responsibility certification with local, state, and national oversight set forth by both governmental and private entities. PR/ISO 9001 was developed after eight years of direct and indirect involvement between domestic and global stakeholders, including commercial entities, governmental, trade associations, political representatives, media organizations, regional signatories, NGO’s, internationally accredited certification bodies, consumer groups and PR organizations serving North American, Europe and Asia.