ISO Frequently Asked Questions

What Does ISO Mean?

ISO stands for the International Organisation for Standardisation. ISO certification ensures high-quality products and services, good health and safety procedures, and eco-friendly practices.

Why Do We Need ISO Standards? Why Are They Benefitical?

ISO certification is beneficial for millions of companies in many ways. Each standard positively impacts your business both short and long-term but specifies different things. Some companies need other standards more than others, but ISO 9001, the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management is beneficial to all and is highly recommended.

ISO 9001 – Quality Management:

  • Ensures product/service consistency
  • Improves customer satisfaction
  • Wins more tenders
  • Addresses business risks and opportunities

ISO 14001 – Environment Management

  • Creates more energy efficient processes
  • Improves company image
  • Compliant with government legislation
  • Avoids costly fines
  • Reduces wastage & costs.

ISO 45001 – Health and Safety Management:

  • Compliant with legal requirements
  • Identify and reduces risks
  • Improves reputation
  • Ensures employees health and safety and reduces absenteeism.

ISO 27001 – Information Security Management:

  • Avoids data breaches
  • Improves recovery time in the event of a data breach
  • Ensures compliance with government t legislations such as GDPR

ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management

  • Protect your company assets
  • Implement recovery time and reduce downtime in the event of an incident
  • Reduce costs by minimising risks.

What is The Difference Between Accredited and Unaccredited?

Accredited ISO certification is awarded by a UKAS accredited certification body, and this ensures that your certification body has been exposed to the same checks your business has had. Unaccredited certification holds smaller weight as nobody is checking that the assessments are done correctly so; it is like just giving out certification to anybody who applies.

How Much Does ISO Certification Cost?

ISO certification is calculated based on your business’s activities and the number of employees and sites.

Everything spent on ISO certification, no matter the standard will pay off as your business develops and you will see a return on investment.

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