Every business in the world needs recognition. The International certifications and compliance audits offer recognition and status to the organization.
PQSmitra has noted below mentioned few important aspects about the certification process which the organization should know prior to spending / investing on certification
- Selection of the RIGHT STANDARD for the certification
- Check for the GENUINE CERTIFICATION options
- Each certification should support for BETTER BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
- SIMPLE and PRACTICAL system implementation
- Certification should be a Blessing and NOT a BURDEN
PQSmitra is supporting Indian Businesses for the past 20 years. PQSmitra is known for The Simple, Practical and Systematic approach towards Guaranteed Success.
ISO 9001 – Quality Management system
ISO 9001 is a procedure based standard that one can use to control the processes, rather than the finished products meeting the desired results.
ISO 14001 – Environmental Management system
It prescribes controls over those activities that have an impact on the environment. These primarily include the use of natural resources such as water, wood, natural gas oil etc.
ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety
Implementation of OHSMS will promote a safe and healthy work environment, through a framework that allows the organizations to identify and control its risk related to health and safety.
IATF 16949 – QMS for Automotive Sector
This is a standard that builds up the prerequisites for a Quality Management System (QMS), explicitly for the Automotive sector.
VDA 6.X Quality Management System & Audits
It is a set of automotive quality standards developed by Germany’s national automaker association. Required by all major German automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.
AS 9100 – QMS for Aerospace Industry
This standard is utilized to standardize the processes in the aerospace industries by organizations to exhibit their capacity to consistently provide products and services …
ISO 22001 – Food Safety Management System
This standard is utilized to help organization identifying and control food safety hazards, in order to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.
ISO 27001 – Information Security Management system
This standard is developed to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving the Information Security Management System (ISMS)
ISO 41001 – Facility Management system
It is an organizational function which integrates People, Place and Process within the built environment for the purpose of improving the life quality of people and the productivity of the core business.
ISO 37001 – Anti-Bribery Management System
It is an internationally recognized standard which helps organization to fight against the corruption, by establishing the culture of integrity, transparency and compliance.
ISO 13485 – QMS for Medical Devices
It represents the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture of medical devices.
API – American Petroleum Institute
This standard is mainly applicable for industries supplying to petroleum, oil and gas industry. In most of the cases, they supply to off shore platforms.
The IRIS Group was established as a UNIFE Group with the goal of securing higher quality in the railway industry.
SMETA Audit – SEDEX
It is not a certification audit, but it’s a non-profitable organization for businesses, who are committed towards the continuous improvement of ethical performance within their supply chains.
C-TPAT 2001 – Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
It is a voluntary, joint government business partnership for supply chain security & border security program which is led by United State Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
BSCI – Business Social Compliance Initiative
The amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an industry-driven movement that aims to monitor and assess workplace standards across the global supply chain.
GSV – Global Security Verification
The Global Security Verification (GSV) Standard is a program established by Intertek to help importers as well as suppliers in assessing their security measures based on international supply-chain security requirements.
WRAP – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
It is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.
ATEX PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
ATEX is The European Regulatory Framework for Manufacture, Installation and Use of Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres (denoted by Ex). It came into force in 2003, and was enacted in the UK by statutory Instrument (SI) 2002: 2776.
ATEX QAN CERTIFICATION
This process is in accordance with the ATEX Directive for the EU for the equipment to be used in zones 1 and 0 (also 21 and 20). It is a mandatory Quality Assurance System for companies that apply for an ATEX EU-Type examination.
EcoVadis is the first and largest collaborative platform in the world for trading partners to share sustainability performance information.
GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard
GOTS aim is to define a Universal Standard for Organic Fabrics which monitors it from harvesting the raw materials, through its environmental & socially responsible manufacturing up till its labeling, in order to provide assurance to its consumer
ISO 21001-Education Organizations Management System (EOMS)
ISO 21001 is a quality management system that aims to standardize or prioritize an education management system so that it meets its learner needs.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Testing and Calibration Laboratories
ISO/IEC 17025 is a company-level accreditation that ensures that all the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories are met effectively.
ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management Systems (EnMS):
ISO 50001 is an internationally recognized standard, which can be applied/implemented by any organization or services industry which is involved in activities affecting Energy Performance.It prescribes controls over those activities that have an impact (Positive / Negative) on the overall energy consumption.
ZED Certification: Zero Defect & Zero Effect
The vision of ZED is to enable the advancement of our Indian industry to a position of reputation in the global marketplace and leverage India’s emergence as the world’s supplier through the Made in India mark.
ISO 22301 Security and Resilience – Business Continuity Management System
Business Continuity Management System & is written by leading business experts, providing a proper framework for managing the business in an organization.
ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Management
The standard is designed to help you implement a best road safety practice in your organization, helping you to meet legal, industry and stakeholder requirements and at the same time and also reducing your impact on communities and the environment
ISO 55001 Asset Management System
ISO 55001 focuses on helping you develop a proactive lifecycle asset management system. This supports the optimization of assets and reduces the overall cost of ownership while helping you to meet the necessary performance and safety requirements.
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment for Inspection Bodies
ISO/IEC 17020 is the standard developed to assess the agencies’ competence for performing inspections and the consistency of their inspection activities without any partiality.
OEKO-TEX also known as the International Association for Research and Testing in the field of Textile & Leather Ecology, founding members of the OEKO-TEX consisted of German Hohenstein Institute and the Austrian Textile Research Institute.