Obtaining and maintaining ISO registration is important to translation service providers so they can comply to standards and requirements set forth by their customers. Here at Argo Translation, we have created a quality management system that traces our entire production process from start to finish.
The various ISO registrations provide a set of requirements that must be in place to have a quality management system, regardless of the organization’s size, product or service line, or public or private status. Certification to the standard is voluntary, and organizations must complete a rigorous auditing process by a third-party registrar.
A Complete Audit Trail For Every Project
Our process provides our customers with a full audit trail on every single project. The accompanying report is automatically generated at the completion of every project. You can learn more about our Regulatory Compliance Reporting initiatives by watching this short video.
Argo holds the following registrations
With over 1.1 million certificates issued worldwide, ISO 9001 helps organizations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. It also acts as a tool to streamline their processes and make them more efficient at what they do. Acting ISO Secretary-General Kevin McKinley explains: “ISO 9001 allows organizations to adapt to a changing world. It enhances an organization’s ability to satisfy its customers and provides a coherent foundation for growth and sustained success.”
ISO 17100:2015 provides requirements for the core processes, resources, and other aspects necessary for the delivery of a quality translation service that meets applicable specifications. Application of ISO 17100:2015 also provides the means by which a translation service provider (TSP) can demonstrate conformity of specified translation services to ISO 17100:2015 and the capability of its processes and resources to deliver a translation service that will meet the client’s and other applicable specifications. The ISO 17100:2015 standard is important because it goes beyond the more general requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and focuses on aspects of the production process that are specific to the translation industry.
ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. Such organizations can be involved in one or more stages of the life-cycle, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation, or servicing of a medical device and design and development or provision of associated activities (e.g. technical support). ISO 13485:2016 can also be used by suppliers or external parties that provide product, including quality management system-related services to such organizations
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