ISO refers to International Organization for Standardisation It is an independent organisation that provides standards in terms of quality, safety, and efficiency of products and services provided by businesses. With the increasing competition among the business, ISO Certification is mandatory to form certain standards that ensure products and services’ quality, safety, and efficiency.
There are various types of ISO certification are available some of which are listed below:
- ISO 9001:2008- Quality Management System
- OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health & Safety Management System
- ISO 37001 – Anti-bribery management systems
- ISO 31000 – Risk Management
- ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System
- ISO 10002 – Compliant Management System
- ISO 14001:2015 – Environment Management System
- ISO 26000 – Social Responsibility
- ISO 28000 – Security Management
- ISO 22008 – Food Safety Management.
There are some preconditions that you need to follow prior to obtain ISO registration which are discussed below:
- First, you need to choose the type of ISO certification required for your business.
- Select an ISO Certification Body.
- As ISO does not provide companies’ certification. It needs to be done by the external certification bodies. Thus, it is mandatory to recognise the credible certification body.
- Make an application in the prescribed format
- Review of quality manuals and documents of your company by the ISO Auditor
- Make the action plan
- Initial certification audit will be performed by the ISO Auditor in two stages namely, stage 1 and stage 2
- Issuance of ISO Certificate after addressing all non- conformity through the audit report
- Finally, after the issuance of the ISO Certificate, Surveillance Audits will be conducted to ensure that all the ISO Standards are being maintained and followed by you. It is conducted periodically.
- Increase in efficiency, productivity, and profit.
- Improved customer retention and acquisition.
- Consistent outcomes measured and monitored.
- Globally recognised standard.
- ISO Certification widens the market potential of the company.
- ISO helps the in-government tenders and would give the businesses an advantage over other competitors.
- Identity and address proof of the applicant along with a copy of PAN Card and Aadhar card.
- Passport Size Photographs of the applicant
- Electricity Bill
- Copy of Sale deed in case of owned property.
- If the place of business is a rented property, a Rent Agreement is required.
- In the case of a company, a Certificate of Incorporation, the MOA, and AOA.