MSB operates the
National Management Systems Certification Scheme under section 22 of the
Mauritius Standards Bureau Act 1993 (Amendment Act 1999) and the Mauritius Standards
Bureau (National Management Systems Certification Scheme) Regulations 2008
(Amendments 2009 & 2017).
The objective of
this third party quality management system certification scheme is to give
recognition to companies which have properly designed, planned, established,
maintained and implemented quality management systems meeting the requirements
of MS ISO 9001:2015 or MS ISO 9001:2008.
These Mauritian Standards on quality
management systems are identical to the ISO 9000 core series of standards which
have been published by the International Organization for Standardization
ISO 9001:2015 & MS ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems - Requirements
Since the Bureau is a certification body
involved in independent assessment, MSB does not at any stage provide
consultancy services for establishment of quality management systems
granted by MSB are accompanied by annex/es which define the scope of
registration. The scope of registration states the range of that firm's
capability which has been assessed. That range is expressed in terms of the
type of activities, products and services as applicable at each site based on
the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) code or the "Nomenclature
générale de activités économiques dans les communautés européennes"
of registration granted by MSB is valid for a period of three years. MSB
performs regular surveillance audits at the registered firm's premises to
ensure that it consistently complies with the requirements of the standard and
that the company is fit to maintain the certificate of registration. The
certification may be renewed after a reassessment is carried out and
satisfactory results obtained.
Moving from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015
ISO 9001:2015 - How to use it
Reaping the benefits of ISO 9001
Selection and use of the ISO 9000 family of standard