International Standard (ISO)
ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors, and increasing productivity. They help companies to access new markets, level the playing field for developing countries and facilitate free and fair global trade.
Cost savings - International Standards help optimise operations and therefore improve the bottom line
Enhanced customer satisfaction - International Standards help improve quality, enhance customer satisfaction and increase sales
Access to new markets - International Standards help prevent trade barriers and open up global markets
Increased market share - International Standards help increase productivity and competitive advantage
Environmental benefits - International Standards help reduce negative impacts on the environment
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
The ISO 9000 family of quality management systems standards is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product. ISO 9001 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the eight management principles upon which the family of standards is based.
ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization
needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
All requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided.
ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.
OHSAS 18001 certification is suitable for any business - including yours - if you want to cut health and safety risks for your employees, visitors, and customers in the long term. The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001) is the best-known occupational safety management system.
Benefits at a Glance
OHSAS 18001 certification allows you to:
Increase employees’ safety awareness and motivation
Ensure that you fulfill statutory and official health and safety requirements
Reduce downtime and disruptions to production
Reduce insurance costs
Improve your reputation with clients, suppliers, authorities, and investors as a safe and reliable business