The CQI is the only chartered body for quality professionals. We also own the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), which includes 10,000 management system auditors in over 150 countries.
When it comes to managing quality, there's a lot of help available. Quality professionals use numerous methods, metrics, tools and techniques. At the heart of them all is a focus on stakeholders, robust processes, strong leadership and continual improvement.
Management systems defined by international standards such as ISO 9001 (for quality management systems), ISO 14001 (for environmental management systems) and the forthcoming ISO 45001 (for occupational health and safety systems) help organisations manage quality effectively. More and more organisations are now bringing these various systems together to create integrated management systems.