ISO certification in Bangalore

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) which has been introduced in 1987 defines the structure of company’s management system. It is an approval from the 3 rd party that a company runs to one of the internationally recognised ISO management systems. This standard increases the credibility of a business and act as a proof of confidence to the potential customer’s mind that you will keep your promises. By having a recognised standard, it tells your customers that you are very keen about their requirements. While meeting the standards, it gives the assurance to the customers that all the company activities like manufacturing, production, design, quality, purchasing, packaging, storage, customer services, shipping, and handling are appropriately managed and controlled.

Benefits of ISO:

  • Subliminal Marketing - By showing the logo while marketing your product, it proves to your prospective clients that you are credible.
  • It improves the internal efficiency and a reduced cost.
  • Increasing the success on both private and public tenders.
  • ISO certified companies can maintain the comprehensive internal audit programs which demonstrate to the customer about the effectiveness of their quality in product and the environmental efforts.
  • It is a direct evidence of the company’s ethical and the financial commitment to provide the safe and high quality roducts.
  • They prove their systems through the audits by independent registrars. They dictate the audit methods, staff qualification and the operating practices. If fails to maintain the quality program requirements leads to the de-certification by the registrar.
  • ISO certified companies reduce the need for the buyers to perform the reviews and audits which are to determine the quality systems are in maintenance.

Types of ISO certification:

OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management:

It can helps to establish the procedures, policies and control which is needed for your organisation in order to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognizable best practices.

ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System:

It helps to identify the risk involved in the information and appropriate controls will be provided to reduce the risks.

ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management System

It is an international standard that defines the requirements of a food safety management system which covers all the organisations in the food chain from farm to fork.

SA 8000 – Social Accountability Accreditation Services:

It is an auditable certification standard which encourages the organisation to maintain, develop and apply the socially acceptable practices in the workplace.

ISO 4217 – International Standard for Currency Codes:

It is used to represent the currencies by the internationally recognised codes. Currencies could be represented in the code through two ways. One is three-digit numeric code and another one is three-letter alphabetic code.

ISO 31000 –Risk Management:

Risks which affect the organisation may have consequences in terms of professional reputation, economic performance, safety and environmental outcomes. Thus, managing the risk effectively helps the organisation to perform well in an uncertainty environment.

HACCP - Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point:

It is an internationally recognised system used to reduce the risk hazards in food. It includes chemical, biological or physical hazards which could be controlled at a certain point through this process. Any entity which involves in the manufacturing, processing or handling of food products can use the HACCP to eliminate or minimise the food safety hazards in their product.

ISO 9001-2015certification –Quality Management System

ISO 9001 is for quality management system. There are enormous benefits associated with ISO 9001. They are listed below:

Get more revenues and business from the new customers:

After you obtain your ISO 9001 certification, can advertise the quality certification and respond to “Request for Quotes (RFQ)” from the companies which make the ISO certification, a mandatory one. It also helps to open up a new market which you couldn’t do before your certification.

Improve the company and the product quality:

Quality management system should be an improved level of quality for the entire organisation, every product and for every process. A well-designed and the effectively implemented ISO 9001 QMS put your company on the road to quality.

Customer requirements:

Most of the companies look for the short-term payoff, they forget about the long term benefits. Those benefits are purely associated with the customer satisfaction; this would make them come back again and again. Continual customer satisfaction is the ultimate thing for QMS. Increase the customer requirements and satisfaction with

your products:

In order to increase the quality, and the customer’s expectation, not only meet their stated requirements but also meet their implied requirements. If your QMS is working correctly, you should be aware of what your customer expects and what you are providing, results an increased customer satisfaction.

ISO 14001 certification:

ISO 14001 is the international standards primarily used for environment management, it would not establish any environmental performance requirements rather it provides a framework that an organisation can follow. This actually helps the organisation to aware of the activities which has been the cause for the harmful effects and aid to continually improving the performance.

ISO 14001 is a voluntary standard which integrates with other management standards, most commonly ISO 9001, can be used to assist in accomplishing the organisational goals.

It manages the environmental aspect, address the risks and opportunities and fulfil the compliance obligations. Within the Plan do check act (PDCA) approach, framework in the ISO 14001 standard can be used for continuous improvements.

  • Increasing the new business opportunities.
  • It provides an assurance to measure the environmental impact.
  • Reduces the waste.
  • Advantages can be experienced in supply chain design.
  • Overall the environmental impacts got improved.
  • Legal obligation can be met.
  • Increase the customers and the stakeholders trust.
  • Environmental obligations can be managed with consistency.

Documents required for ISO certification:

ISO 9001: Quality manual:

ISO9001 (Quality Management System) standard first requires a quality manual to be written. This one is considered as the backbone of the system and where you can announce your intentions. It contains the following significant information. They are as follows:

  • The design
  • Documented procedures created to govern the QMS
  • Company processes both documented and non-documented interacts to the quality system
  • Quality policies and objectives
  • Sometimes the company’s vision and mission statement can be included.
Control of documents:
  • How to approve, update and re-approve the documents?
  • When a document is changed, how to identify the changes and how to make the people stop using the older documents?
  • How do you make sure about the documents to read and how do you control the documents which have been come from outside of the organisation for use?
Control of records:
  • How to maintain the records which shows that the product is acceptable to use, includes storing, identifying and protecting the records that can be retrieved when necessary at the correct time and it could be destroyed when it is no longer needed.
Internal audit:
  • How to audit the quality management system to ensure about the effectiveness and the performance as planned?
  • Who is responsible for carrying and planning the audits?
  • How to report the results and what records are kept?
  • How to follow up the corrective actions which has been noted in audits?
Corrective actions:
  • How to determine the clauses, need for action to correct them and review the non-conformities?
  • How to implement the required actions, keep the records of the action taken and review about the actions?
Control of non-conforming products:
  • Is there any terms to allow the use of non-conforming the product such as repair, rework or acceptance by the consumers.
  • How to ensure that the corrected product is re-verified and what records are used to keep the process?
  • Who is responsible and what controls are in p lace to make sure that the non-conforming product is not used?
Preventive actions:
  • How to apply the same process which are used for corrective actions to non-conformities that are identified before they occur?
Documented procedures: Purchasing:\
  • What information is needed for a supplier and who is responsible for generating it?
  • How to decide the standard requirements of the suppliers and how to approve and control those suppliers?
  • Who is responsible to approve the various levels of expenses?
  • What reviews and gates are required to ensure a good design every time?
  • Who can approve the designs in order to proceed?
  • How do you control your designs and changes and who can approve the changes in design?
  • For the complicated products and services, it would be easy to see why the process has to be documented?
  • How to control the documentation and flow of parts to the production area for use?
  • How to identify the product status?
  • How to track the services from the customer order and ensures the customer requirements are met?
  • How to track the customer acceptance of your service?
Monitoring and measurement:
  • How to control the equipment which you used to test that the product meets the requirements and it is fit for use?
  • How to manage the measurement equipment?
ISO 14001: Required documents:
  • Criteria for the evaluation of significant environmental aspects.
  • Opportunities and the risks are to be addressed.
  • Environmental aspects which are associated with the impacts.
  • Scope of the Environmental Management System.
  • Objectives and plans for achieving the environmental aspects.
  • Environmental policy.
  • Control of the operation.
Mandatory records:
  • Records of experience, qualification, training and skill.
  • Internal audit program.
  • Compliance obligation record.
  • Evidence for the communication.
  • Results of the management review.
  • Results of the internal audits.
  • Results of the corrective actions.
  • Internal audit program.
  • Monitoring and the measurement results.