How to Obtain ISO Certification
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What is An ISO Certification?
An ISO Certification emphasizes that the concerned company uses some highly refined and internationally recommended processes, techniques, and practices, for producing its products and managing all activities of its business. By graces of ISO, today there are a great many iso certifications which can be used rather profitably for making businesses, professions, and services in diverse economic sectors highly efficient, lucrative, and internationally reputed. These most prominent and admired quality management systems (ISO Certifications) are listed separately in pertinent section below. Ingeniously developed through global consensus, these iso quality management certifications are highly elegant and superb for making a business maximally productive, popular, and booming in the Indian or global markets. Again, these quality management techniques and systems are industry-specific and general also. Moreover, more than one system can also be preferably used by a company for well-rounded perfection and progress. Here it is noteworthy that a private or public company or firm can utilize any one or more of these quality management systems, irrespective of its size, market-share, product or services, or manufacturing or service sector. Information regarding how to apply for iso certification required is given below.
Brief Information about ISO
Located in Geneva (Switzerland), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is now a globally respected and reliable organization for offering elegant international standards, and highly efficient and effective quality management systems and techniques since 1947. This prestigious non-governmental federation of national standards bodies seeks to develop and promote international standards for businesses and activities in almost all economic fields, in order to boost reliability, security, and growth of international trades in all economic sectors. At present, this highly innovative and the leading organization for standardization has more than 160 member countries, with a well-accredited office in its each member country. The World Standards Day celebrated every year on October 14, marks the laudable foundation of this magnificent organization, and also the ever-growing importance of high and trustworthy standards in all business and professional fields. Since 1947, ISO has provided over 19,500 international standards to businesses, professions, and services in diverse economic sectors, both technical and non-technical.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
In India, the authorized and well competent national standards body of the ISO is the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). As a very active and respected founder member of ISO, BIS has been representing India punctiliously in the ISO, and contributing substantially for a long period to the Indian and international standardization. All categories of quality and standard related certifications and licenses, and quality management certifications are granted by this BIS to Indian individuals and entities located in all across the whole country. For these purposes, BIS was established in 1987, as per the Bureau of Standards Act of 1986, to replace the functions and responsibilities of erstwhile ISI (Indian Standards Institute). At present, almost technical and non-technical fields are ingeniously served by BIS's certifications related with quality, standard, and industrial and commercial management; essentially including the fields of engineering and manufacturing, medical equipment and hospital planning, electronics and information technology, food and agriculture, management and systems, chemicals, textiles, water resources, petroleum products, etc.
Types of ISO Certifications
Today, the most prominent, appreciated, and popular ISO management certifications in the world over, are the following:
- ISO 9001 – Quality Management
- ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
- ISO 27001 – Information Security Management
- ISO 26000 – Social Responsibility
- OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health Safety Standard
- ISO 22008 – Food Safety Management
- ISO 20080 – IT Service Management
31000 – Risk Management
- SA 8000 – Social Accountability
- ISO 28000 – Security Management
- EnMS EN 16001 ISO 50001 – Energy Management
- And, many other ISO certifications.
The ISO 9001 – quality management system, is certainly the most admired tool for quality management in the world over, for businesses in all technical and non-technical fields. Moreover, this system has qualities of being used seamlessly with management systems like ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The ISO 9001:2008 suggests only some refinements to the existing requirements of ISO 9001:2000, and offers some ingenious guidelines to improve its consistency with the ISO 14001;2004.
Benefits of ISO Certifications
Highly efficient and innovative international standards provide the state-of-the-art specifications for products and services, and flawless business practices, for the purposes of making the businesses in various economic fields more efficient, productive, profitable, and internationally reputed. The following are the most striking, impressive, and beneficial benefits obtainable from utilizing the relevant quality management systems and techniques recommended by ISO:
Increased Operational Efficiency and Overall Productivity; Minimized Wastes: Better Resource Management; High-Quality Products or Services; High Competitive Edge and Advantages; Better Customer Satisfaction and Retention; Increased Market Share and Business Profits; Improved Employee Awareness & Morale and Satisfaction; More Investment by Stakeholders; Smooth and Fast Growth of Business, and Secured Business Expansion to International Level.
Procedure for Achieving an ISO Certification
Any highly suitable and desired iso certification is acquired through making procedural registration with the BIS. For this purpose, one may preferably avail the services of a well-experienced and reputed ISO Registration Consultant, for fast, perfect, and hassle-free completion of this work. Ours prestigious, well-experienced, and internationally reputed full-service law firm of India has also been offering expert and swift consultation and supporting services for receiving all categories of iso certifications by numerous companies and firms, which are engaged in businesses of various economic fields, in places all across India and countries abroad. In paragraphs below, given is refined information regarding how to obtain iso certification in india, for doing efficient and creditable business in any economic field of interest. After receiving the cherished ISO Certification, you as an ISO conformant, utilize this glamorous fact in making advertisement of your products or services, and in business transactions with Indian or international people and companies.
Information about the cherished iso certification and the Application Form (Form-IV) and the pertinent Questionnaire Form, together with the fee structure, can easily be downloaded from the BIS website (www.bis.org.in/). A copy of the 'Guidelines for Applicants' can be obtained from the nearby Regional or Branch Office of the BIS, or its Headquarters in New Delhi. The regional offices of the BIS are located in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, etc.
The ISO certification procedure is a multi-step process; the following are the generic processes for getting one's company audited and awarded the relevant iso certification:
- Choose an expert and reliable ISO Consultant. Our mellowed, innovative, and discerning lawyers have been offering superb consultation and supporting services regarding how to obtain iso certifications as per specific requirements.
- Filing the Application Form in Triplicate (Form-IV), and the requisite Questionnaire Form
- Putting into rigorous and strict practice all prescribed quality management techniques in all activities and processes taking place in all departments at varying levels.
- Conducting a formal, impersonal, and truly fair Document Review
- Getting your company or firm critically audited by an external well-accredited ISO Auditor
- Accepting Auditor's assessment and wise suggestions
- Obtaining the needed iso certification
- Witnessing Surveillance Audits from time to time
- And, confronting the Recertification Audits after three to five years
In general, the majority of the iso certifications are provided for a period that ranges from three to five years. Well within this period, the conformant company is prudently required to get punctual recertification, regularly in future. The recertification process is quite similar to the certification process made initially, but is naturally easier. Therefore, any quality management techniques must be followed strictly and perennially, in order to stay dignified and reputed in the national and international markets. Again, the best benefits from any iso certification can be obtained through implementing the recommended techniques at all hierarchic levels and in all activities and processes of diverse departments of the company.Source: www.freetrademarksearch.co.in