Standard Compliance

Benefits of International Standards...
International Standards bring technological, economic and societal benefits. They help to harmonize technical specifications of products and services making industry more efficient and breaking down barriers to international trade. Conformity to International Standards helps reassure consumers that products are safe, efficient and good for the environment.

For business
International Standards are strategic tools and guidelines to help companies tackle some of the most demanding challenges of modern business. They ensure that business operations are as efficient as possible, increase productivity and help companies access new markets.
Benefits include:

  • Cost savings - International Standards help optimize operations and therefore improve the bottom line
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction - International Standards help improve quality, enhance customer satisfaction and increase sales
  • Access to new markets - International Standards help prevent trade barriers and open up global markets
  • Increased market share - International Standards help increase productivity and competitive advantage
  • Environmental benefits - International Standards help reduce negative impacts on the environment

For Society
ISO has over 19500 standards touching almost all aspects of daily life.When products and services conform to International Standards consumers can have confidence that they are safe, reliable and of good quality. For example, ISO's standards on road safety, toy safety and secure medical packaging are just a selection of those that help make the world a safer place.
To make sure that the benefits of ISO International Standards are as broad as possible, ISO supports the involvement of consumers in standard development work with its Committee on consumer policy (COPOLCO).
International Standards on air, water and soil quality, on emissions of gases and radiation and environmental aspects of products contribute to efforts to preserve the environment and the health of citizens.

For goverment
ISO standards draw on international expertise and experience and are therefore a vital resource for governments when developing regulations.
National governments can make ISO standards a regulatory requirement (remember ISO standards themselves are voluntary). This has a number of benefits:

  • Expert opinion - ISO standards are developed by experts. By integrating an ISO standard into national regulation, governments can benefit from the opinion of experts without having to call on their services directly.
  • Opening up world trade - ISO standards are international and adopted by many governments. By integrating ISO standards into national regulation, governments help to ensure that requirements for imports and exports are the same the world over, therefore facilitating the movement of goods, services and technologies from country to country.

Why International Standards have to be on the leadership agenda
1- Leaders in business, government and civil society face multiple challenges.
2- Facing up to these challenges requires leadership qualities like vision, intelligence and courage – but they are not enough.
3- Leaders also need practical tools they can rely on.
4- ISO is the organization with a proven track record in distilling international experience and wisdom to develop and deploy solutions based on state-of-the art technology and good practice.

Steps to certification

If you’re new to ISO standards , don’t worry, it’s still a simple process.
1. Choose the standard
We can help to choose which best standard can fit your business.
You’ll need a copy of the standard before you can start preparing for your application. You should read it and familiarize yourself with it.
2. Make contact
We're keen to deliver what you need, whatever stage you are at with Standard. Get in touch by email or phone and we'll identify the best services for you.
3. Meet your assessment team
We’ll assign you a Client Manager, who will be your main point of contact throughout the process – and beyond. They’ll have an excellent understanding of your business area and will support you as you move forward to the assessment and registration of your standard management system.
4. Consider presentation
Whether you want to implement a management system or increase your general awareness of the standard, our new range of awareness covers every aspect of the chosen international standard.
5. Review and assessment
We can do a desktop review of your existing management system against the standard to identify omissions or weaknesses that need resolving before formal assessment. Once these have been addressed, we’ll conduct a full on-site assessment.
6. Certification and beyond
Once the assessment has been successfully completed, we’ll help you to get a certificate of registration, clearly explaining the scope of your certification. This is valid for three years and your assessor will visit regularly to help you stay compliant and support the continual improvement of your systems.