Written in 2000, The Vanguard Standards interpret ISO 9001 and ISO 9004 using The Vanguard Method. They have been written for people who want to use The Vanguard Method to interpret and use ISO 9000. The Vanguard Standards follow the same structure as ISO 9001 (2000), so it is easy for the user to compare the two. These standards have been written with the help of lead assessors who have sympathy with Vanguard’s views on ISO 9000.

We have no doubt you will be able to influence your assessor to assess you against this application – but you will have some explaining to do because the ideas are unfamiliar to the traditional assessors.