International Organisation for Standardisation
ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) is an independent, non-governmental organisation. It represents the National Standard Institutes of over 150 countries. They develop and publish international standards in response to the needs of the international market and global expert opinions.
ISO Certification ensures products and services are of a high quality and evidences the credibility of businesses to consumers.
There are two steps to certification. First, reviewing and optimising your business processes and systems so that they meet ISO Compliance standards. Second, an external audit.
There are ISO Compliance standards for several different aspects of a business’s operations. Quality management, food safety, risk management, information security and more. To read in detail about the common ISO Compliance standards used in Australia, click here.
Why Get Certified?
Adopting ISO Compliance principles, with or without certification, can enhance your business’s productivity and performance tenfold.
Optimising and streamlining all of your business processes and systems can make the ongoing operation of your business more effective. ISO Compliance standards require a business to review their internal processes in detail. As such, you can identify room for improvement and then optimise every stage of the process to minimise waste and maximise productivity.
Increased Business Volumes/Business Expansion
ISO Compliance standards can contribute to increasing overall business volumes as well as a business’s capacity to expand. A business satisfying ISO compliance standards is well-positioned to easily expand their service offering and/or market share.
Optimized Working Environment
A safe, clean and consistent working environment can help to improve employee satisfaction. ISO Compliance standards promote the highest standard of occupational health and safety management.
A business optimized in this way will find that employee satisfaction and retention is increased whilst workplace incidents are reduced.
Brand Reputation/Competitive Advantage
ISO Certification is a massive asset for any business. It tells other businesses and consumers that you offer a quality product and/or service that meets international QHSE standards. ISO Compliance and Certification can be promoted in all of your marketing, making you an attractive choice and giving you a competitive advantage.
All in all, there really only is benefits to be seen from a business adopting ISO Compliance standards.
ISO Compliance and Certification can help address common business struggles. Adopting its principles will add value in areas such as quality management, customer satisfaction, employee morale, risk management and environmental management.
QSM Group has helped businesses all over Australia implement ISO Compliance Standards throughout their company and achieve ISO Certification. We have never had a business not achieve their desired accreditation.
If you are ready to optimize your business and implement ISO Compliance principles or achieve ISO Certification, contact us today to see how we can help.