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Partos 9001

Partos 9001 was developed by a Partos working group of quality managers for development organizations as the most adequate application of ISO 9001 – 2015. It takes other standards and certifications for the sector into account. Partos 9001 was updated in 2018 with additional provisions, including on integrity. Certifying for this version (Partos 9001-2015, version 2018) on top of the ISO certification gives you a generally applicable exemption from the State Department’s Organizational Risk and Integrity Assessment (ORIA). For many members, the exemption is an incentive to partake in the Partos 9001 assessment for free.

Practical information

Seven certifying institutions have agreed to cooperate to include Partos 9001:2015 free of charge during (re)certification for ISO 9001. Below is their contact information.

Partos itself and the following members have Partos 9001: 2015 version 2018

Action Aid, Aidsfonds/SOAids, Amref Flying Doctors, Both Ends, Care Nederland, Cordaid, Dorcas, Edukans, Free Press Unlimited, GPPAC,  Habitat for Humanity, Kerk in Actie, Leprastichting, NHC, NIMD, Oxfam Novib, PAX, Plan Nederland, RNW Media, Rutgers, Save the Children, Seeyou Foundation, Simavi, SOMO, Sympany, Terre des Hommes, The Hague Academy for Local Governance, War Child, Wilde Ganzen, Woord en Daad, World Vision and ZOA.

Want to get started with Partos 9001 as well?

Is your organization also engaged with Partos 9001:2015 (version 2018)? If so, let us know by emailing The State Department regularly asks Partos for an overview.