ISO Certification is a seal of approval from a 3rd party body that a company runs to one of the internationally recognised ISO management systems. The certification can be used to tender for business as a proof of a company’s credibility but also to install confidence in the potential client that you will keep your promises.
The International standard supports its own benefits within every industry, however, the common benefits across the certifications include widened market potential, compliance to procurement tenders, improved efficiency and cost savings, a higher level of customer service, and therefore satisfaction, and heightened staff morale and motivation. By having a recognized management standard it tells your customers that you are serious about their needs.
When you get ISO certified you will receive a certificate bearing a unique certificate number. Using such unique number over accreditation’s body website you can verify that your business is an ISO certified entity.
For customers, the worldwide compatibility of technology which is achieved when products and services are based on International Standards brings them an increasingly wide choice of offers, and they also benefit from the effects of competition among suppliers.
There are over 16,500 different management standards, therefore finding the ones that are right for your business can sometimes be confusing. The best place to start is ISO 9001 quality management, as this is the core standard that most of the other well-known standards are based on. It’s focused on customer service and ensuring your customer receives the service they want, at a time that’s relevant for a cost that’s fair. Based on your company’s activities there may be additional ‘bolt on’ standards that might complement the business i.e. as waste and recycling company may benefit from the ISO 14001 environmental management as this is a fundamental element for their industry, or a manufacturing business might benefit from the ISO 45001 health and safety as they use lots of heavy machinery which could have risks associated. The best way to find out which standards are most relevant is to contact us today and let us know about your business. We can then send you the details of the standard/s most relevant to your company.
ISO 9001 is a quality management system that can be integrated into any business. It is focused on ensuring the business delivers a consistent level of quality to its customers by having well defined and regularly reviewed processes and procedures. The system fully integrates within the existing business procedures and becomes part of the culture within the organisation. Eventually a business will not perform a task to conform to the ISO 9001, it will perform the task for the good of the business. The system covers eight main business principles which are: Customer focus Leadership Involvement of people Process approach System approach to management Continual improvement Factual approach to decision making Mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
The system promotes efficient management of sensitive corporate information, highlighting vulnerabilities to ensure it is adequately protected against potential threats. It encompasses people, process and IT systems. An ISO 27001 certification can be achieved by any business of any size, in any given sector, which is looking to increase and enhance the company’s security of its data.
IAF stands for International accreditation forum which continuously monitors and improvises the international standards and it also educates accredited bodies about Standards. IAF ISO certifications are accepted worldwide
BIS stands for Body of India and is the founder of ISO. For the advancement of ISO 9000 standards the technical and its sub-committees are responsible. BIS officers which are included in Quality and industry experts’ panel are nominated by BIS. They are the one who enthusiastically participates in the gatherings offered by Technical Committee ISO/TC 176 and its Sub-committees.
ISO audit is the basic tool to check the quality process system to ensure that organisation is following the requirements as prescribed. Once you take an ISO certification, ISO audit needs to be done on an annual basis.
Definitely. The revised version of the standard is as relevant to small as well as large organisations. Irrespective of your size, it will enable you to drive improvement in your business and increase customer satisfaction.
As business becomes ever more competitive, ISO Certification can be a cost-effective means to demonstrate to customers that quality assurance is of paramount importance to your organization. A recent study of various organizations’ with ISO Certification revealed an increase in turnover, sales, customer satisfaction and savings.