ISO Develops the Standards Like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 27001, ISO 13485 And Various Other Standards to be Followed and Manage The System of the Organization in a More Efficient Manner.
ISO certification is a proof of conformance of the management system to the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO is an independent body that publishes a set of standards for maintaining the quality and safety of products as well as efficiency of processes.
An ISO certificate demonstrates your credibility in the market. It assures your customers and clients about the effectiveness of your management system and gives a significant boost to your reputation. It sets you apart from the crowd and opens up huge opportunities for your business.
There is no fixed cost for an ISO certification. It varies from company to company and depends upon several factors, such as size of the organization, strength of the workforce, number of branches, complexity of processes, etc. Usually, a certification body analyses these factors and quotes the price of ISO certification.
To verify an ISO certificate issued by SIS Certifications, you may visit our website, www.siscertifications.com On the top-right corner, you will find a verify button. On clicking the button, you will be guided to a page that requires you to fill up some mandatory information. Upon doing so, you can vie the entire details of the certification, such as the date of issuance, certification number, status of the certification, accreditation, etc.
A certification body that is accredited by an accreditation body such as IAS or IOAS can provide an accredited certification. It has huge reputation in the market as it signifies the impartiality in the certification process. However, many organizations go for ISO certification even without any accreditation because they want to implement processes for an effective management system. Without the accreditation, there may be questions about the certification impartiality as well as credibility.
Once your organization achieves an ISO certification, it remains valid for three years. However, in order to maintain the certification, the organization has to undergo yearly surveillance audits that verifies whether the management system is functioning as per the standard’s requirements or not.
Once you have built a management system as per the specifications of ISO standard, you should perform an internal audit as well as management review to identify gaps. After closing those gaps through corrective action, you may invite a certification body like SIS Certifications to conduct the certification audit. Upon the successful completion of the certification audit, you will be awarded with the required ISO certificate.
The global pandemic has moved a lot of activities online. Our auditors at SIS Certifications conduct online audits by reviewing your documentation and award you with the certificate on successful completion of the audits.
ISO is a non-governmental organization made up of national standards bodies. It publishes a set of standards, known as ISO standards that cater to the quality, safety, and efficiency requirements of the products and processes. However, ISO does not issue certificates and it is done by the certification bodies.
For selecting a certification body, you must go through its reputation in the market. You must verify the integrity of the certification body as well as the expertise of its auditors. A certification body might not necessarily be accredited. However, if you choose an accredited certification body, it provides an independent conformance of competence.
To transfer your ISO certification, you may contact our team at SIS Certifications. We will issue a quote for your transfer certification, by accepting which a transfer audit will take place either on site or remotely. On successful completion of the audit, we will issue a new certificate that will be aligned with the existing certification dates.
To know whether a company is ISO certified, you may directly ask the company about the same. You should always ask about the issuer of the certificate as well as their certification number so that you can visit the website of the issuing certification body and verify the certificate.
There are basically three types of ISO audits: first-party, second-party, and third-party audits. The first-party, or internal audit is performed within the organization to assess the conformity of the organization to the ISO standards. The second-party audit is performed by an external qualified staff/ firm to ensure that the suppliers are meeting the compliance requirements. A third-party audit is performed by the certification body, which ultimately awards the ISO certificate.