ISO provide a set of internationally recognised standards covering the key elements of successful business management. They help ensure products get made in the right way, processes are followed and services are delivered to a consistently high level.
We help our partners prepare for new ISO certification applications, putting the required processes and documentation in place. We also support regular management reviews as well as internal and external audits via our ISO Internal Auditor Subscription Service.
ISO Certification Process
There are four stages to the ISO certification. Firstly, prior to the certification, work needs to be completed to understand the setup and scope of the organisation and activities being undertaken. In addition to this, a gap analysis is completed to understand the current situation and what is needed to meet the standard.
Putting the documentation, processes and controls takes place is the next stage, at a pace which suits our partners. Once this stage is complete, support is provided through the certification meeting with an external audit body. Evidence is presented to demonstrate that the management system has been implemented which meets the requirements of the standard.
Once the certification has been gained, ongoing focus is required to demonstrate compliance. Annual external audits will seek evidence that the requirements are being met. Internal audits and management reviews are undertaken regularly to demonstrate the ongoing compliance.
ISO Certification Benefits
The benefits of ISO Certifications are numerous. A few examples include:
Evidence to customers and suppliers of good governance and risk management
Improved employee engagement and retention rates
Increased customer satisfaction and loyalty
New business opportunities, differentiation and improved tender submissions
Process efficiency and cost reduction through continuous improvement
ISO Internal Auditor Subscription Service
Gaining an ISO accreditation isn’t a one-off activity. It becomes an integral part of how a business is run, and with this approach, the benefits outlined above can be achieved.
With the right resource available internally, it’s possible for companies to manage their own ongoing compliance activities, internal audits and management reviews.
However, pressures on resource and time are greater than ever , and some of our partners have requested ongoing support to ensure they are prepared for the annual external audits. Hence, we now offer an ISO Internal Auditor subscription service to ensure the necessary evidence and documentation is in place.
Subscription Plan Profiles
- Virtual ISO Internal Auditor Support
- Phone & Email Access to ISO Consultant
- Documented Internal Audit Programme
- Documented Internal Audit Plans
- Documented Internal Audit Reports
- Major and Minor Nonconformances Identified
- Continual Improvement Opportunities Raised
- Input to Scheduled Management Review Meetings