ISO management systems

Certification of ISO management standards: why do it?

ISO certification

Management standards help you manage day-to-day operations and support the rollout of your Organisation or organisation strategy. They give you guidance on key areas such as quality, environment, safety and sustainability. And they are universally applicable - for SMEs and multinationals, for the non-profit, private and public sectors.

ISO management standards: the benefits

By implementing management standards in your Organisation or organisation you increase customer satisfaction. The process-oriented approach broadens your focus, allowing you to think customer-oriented in addition to product- or service-oriented. During the process you optimize your processes. As a result, you save costs and strengthen your strength for success and growth. Finally, this step-by-step approach also allows you to pay more attention to sustainability and quality.

ISO certification: the proof that your organisation applies the standard correctly

In addition to implementation, you can also get your Organisation certified. Why is that interesting? An ISO certificate stands for quality. It proves that your organisation applies the standard correctly. This increases your credibility and boosts your (international) image. Also, new markets accept your products or services faster, at home and abroad.

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What is an ISO certification?

An ISO certification is an assessment about the quality management system within your Organisation. An external party verifies that your organisation meets the requirements described in the management standard. ISO certification requires resources and a time investment, but you get a lot in return. It benefits your organisation. In several areas: ISO certification increases efficiency and optimizes business processes. And it has a positive impact on your corporate image, which means you win more contracts and customers.

The ISO audit is an important part of the certification process.

What is an ISO audit?

For example, in the case of the ISO 9001 standard, a review requires whether the ISO 9001 quality management system is properly and effectively implemented, and whether it actually works in practice.

An internal audit is the assessment tool of choice. As organisation , it enables you to continuously improve. It puts internal processes under the microscope and evaluates them. Based on that evaluation, you can make adjustments and take any improvement measures.

The ISO audit by an outside party is a mandatory component for ISO 9001 certification. In addition to the certification itself, it provides you with a lot of practical and useful information about the quality management system you are working with.

What ISO management standards can you get certified for?

The number of standards for which you can get certified is large. In the NBN e-book you will find the complete overview. Quality, environment and energy are important topics. And certification for health and safety standards is also in high demand. The most frequently applied certifications?

  • ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems - requirements) establishes the requirements for an effective quality management system.
  • ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management systems - requirements with guidance for use) allows you to set up an environmental management system.
  • ISO 45001:2018 (occupational health and safety management systems - requirements with guidance for use) takes a systematic approach to the safety and health of your employees.

These are just a few examples from the rich array of ISO management standards for which you can get certified. Want to learn more about certification? Then request the NBN's e-book now: Certification for ISO management standards: roadmap to success.


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