This very comprehensive AS/NZS 9001 organizational context register has five detailed spreadsheets in Excel format that can be used to gather an understanding of your business’s organizational context regarding:
This register also has some great examples included for you too.
An AS/NZS 9001 organizational context register is a tool that allows organizations to determine their context and manage and monitor their quality organizational context.
This context includes information about the organization’s operational environment, including the internal and external factors that influence the organization’s ability to achieve its objectives.
The register can be used to help an organization understand its quality related strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and set priorities.
The AS/NZS ISO 9001 standard does not prescribe how to identify quality context however, the standard requires an organization to evaluate its operations and activities that influence various elements of the organization.
Consideration needs to be given to the top management review system, business culture, objectives and goals and complexity of products and services. It also requires risks and opportunities regarding the business context.
To understand its context an organization needs to determine the scope of its internal and external issues that are relevant and affect its ability to achieve the intended outcomes of its quality management system.
Once an understanding of the context of an organization is achieved it can then be used to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve a quality management system.
Internal and external issues can be positive or negative and include conditions, characteristics or changing circumstances that can affect its quality management system, for example, determining the context of the organisation’s scope of external issues can include:
Some examples of quality internal issues may include aspects of:
There are five spreadsheets in this quality register inclusive of:
This very comprehensive organizational context register has five detailed spreadsheets in Excel format that can be used to gather an understanding of your business’s quality organizational context and improve efficiency regarding AS/NZS ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems.