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What is ISO 9001 Certification?

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized quality management systems (QMS) standard. it is the global benchmark for QMS, topping over one million certifications worldwide.

Who can use ISO 9001 QMS?

ISO 9001 certification is applicable to any organisation – irrespective of their size or geographical location. One of its major strengths is its wider appeal for all types of organisations, as it focuses on processes and customer satisfaction rather than procedures; thereby achieving a certification, for example, is equally applicable and beneficial to service providers and manufacturers.

Global sectors have also continued to focus their efforts on quality, with sector specific QMS derivatives available for the automotive, aerospace, defense and medical sectors.

Why is ISO 9001 important for your business?

It provides the infrastructure, procedures, processes and resources needed to help organisations both monitor and improve their performance to drive efficiencies, client service and product excellence.

An ISO 9001 certification helps to deliver:

  • Shareholder engagement,
  • Organisational reputation,
  • Client satisfaction, and
  • Competitive advantage.

There have been numerous independent studies over the years demonstrating the benefits of implementing ISO 9001; one of these is a recent article published in a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal from Harvard Business School.

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What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provides value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:

  • enhancement of environmental performance,
  • fulfillment of compliance obligations,
  • achievement of environmental objectives.

ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products, and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. Claims of conformity to ISO 14001:2015, however, are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization's environmental management system and fulfilled without exclusion

Who can use ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 can be used by any organisation, irrespective of their type, size, nature of products and/or services or geographical location.

Why is ISO 14001 important to your organisation?

Certification to ISO 14001 delivers a range of benefits to your organization which include

  • Reduced costs - as ISO 14001 requires commitment to continual improvement of the EMS, the setting of improvement objectives will help the drive for more efficient use of raw materials, so helping reduce costs
  • legal compliance - ISO 14001 certification can help you by reducing the effort required to manage legal compliance and in the management of your environmental risks
  • Reduced duplication of effort - your management system can integrate the requirements of this and other management standards into a single business system; thereby reducing duplication and costs
  • enhanced reputation - ISO 14001 certification can help to reduce the risks associated with any costs or damage to your reputation associated with cleanups or litigation and builds your public image towards clients, regulatory bodies and key stakeholders
  • Become a supplier of choice & lever competitive advantage - ISO 14001 certification enables you to work with companies who put an emphasis on environmentally friendly organizations
  • ease of integration - the standard is underpinned by the ‘Plan Do Check Act’ cycle in common with other management system standards thus enabling seamless integration with ISO 9001 (Quality), OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) and other management systems based standards.

How can ADIQC help you in achieving ISO 14001 certification for your business?

ADIQC will help you manage your business challenges, systems and risks to improve and protect your current and future environmental performance and meet your stakeholders’ needs.

  • Our in-depth understanding and the technical expertise of our auditors enables us to deliver tangible benefits to our clients through a structured project management approach
  • We know that good communication is pivotal in delivering transparency through every step of the EMS process; we work with our clients and set clear expectations for all parties on deliverables
  • Our unique methodology helps organizations manage their systems and risks to improve and protect their current and future performance. We provide certification across all of the major management system standards. For organisations with other standards, we can often offer integrated assessments, thus delivering savings on both time and money.

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What is OHSAS 18001?

BS OHSAS 18001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system. It can help you put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for your organization to achieve the best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety, aligned to internationally recognized best practices.

OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized standard used for an occupational health and safety (OHS) management system. With the growing pressure from the regulatory bodies for accountability in recent years, certification is one very visible way of letting your stakeholders know you mean business when it comes to health and safety.

The Benefits of OHSAS 18001 certification to your business?

CERTIFICATION to OHSAS 18001 has a high return on investment, therefore delivers a range of benefits to your business, including as follows:

  • Reduced incident and accident rates and hence reduced insurance premiums
  • Improved performance monitoring and accident reporting
  • Better management of OH&S risks
  • Improved levels of compliance to health and safety legislation
  • Reduced likelihood of fines and prosecutions, which in turn leads to fewer regulator visits, thus providing financial benefit
  • Improved reputation and stakeholder satisfaction
  • A competitive advantage through participation in tendering process
  • Reduced absenteeism and improved employee morale, leading to increased productivity
  • improved health and safety culture - greater involvement and commitment from employees and the management team
  • Improved communication and training

BS OHSAS for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)

When SMEs invest in BS OHSAS 18001 they get big benefits. Occupational health and safety management brings industry-recognized practices to your organization and helps you identify safety risks and hazards so that you can manage them. That means small and large companies alike can get a safer workplace leading to better business performance.

Small businesses that invest in BS OHSAS 18001 can achieve the same benefits as larger companies. We know that you may have tighter budgets and less time to manage the health and safety risks you face. we know as well that those risks are as unique as the business you run. That’s why we provide packages that can be customized to include only the services and products you need – removing the unnecessary cost and complexity of achieving compliance with BS OHSAS 18001. We can help you identify and manage workplace risks, cut costs and reduce downtime, improve working conditions and motivate staff. BS OHSAS 18001 will keep you compliant with health and safety management best practice as well as legislation and you’ll understand that investing in the highest occupational health and safety standards can give you bigger returns and a stronger footing in the marketplace.

What is Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) against ISO 22000?

Developed by the Foundation for Food Safety Certification, FSSC 22000 represents a whole new approach to food safety risk management throughout the food supply chain. FSSC 22000 is a complete certification scheme based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard, combined with one of the sector-specific technical specifications for PRPs (e.g. PAS 220/ISO 22002-1 or PAS 223) and additional Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) requirements. FSSC 22000 has been given full recognition by the GFSI.

Who can use FSSC 22000?

FSSC 22000 has been designed for implementation by all food products, food ingredients and packaging material manufacturers, irrespective of size, sector or geographical location.

Why is FSSC 22000 important to your organization?

Effective management systems and independent certification are the two key drivers of a successful food-safety culture. FSSC 22000 is designed to drive the international harmonization and transparency of food safety standards. Under the internationally recognized FSSC 22000, your whole network of processes will be assessed and monitored using the process-based approach - the systematic identification and management of interacting processes, and it delivers:

  • High-quality food safety audits through the technical expertise and in-depth food sector knowledge of ADIQC auditors
  • Holistic view with systematic identification and better management of interacting processes
  • Continual improvement of your systems and processes
  • Ease of migration from industry-wide food safety standards and schemes
  • Good communication, we know it's key in delivering transparency through every step of the FSSC 22000 certification process. We work with our clients and governing organizations and set clear expectations to all parties on deliverables.
  • A streamlined auditing approach ensures your certification is cost-effective with minimal disruption and completed within critical timelines.

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HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) is the internationally recognized structured operating method that helps organizations in the food and beverage industry identify their food safety risks, prevent food safety hazards and address legal compliance. The HACCP system is science-based and identifies specific hazards and measures for their control to ensure the safety of food. Although the main goal of HACCP is food protection, there are other benefits acquired through HACCP implementation and certification, such as:

  • Enhanced customer and consumer confidence
  • reduced costs through the reduction of product losses and rework
  • reduced risks of recalls and product withdrawals, thus reducing costs associated with insurance and business liability protection
  • simplified inspections primarily because of record keeping and documentation
  • enhanced consistency in the quality of the product
  • legal compliance

What is ISO/IEC 27001 Information technology?

ISO/IEC 27001 Information technology helps to ensure that adequate controls addressing confidentiality, integrity and availability of information are in place to safeguard the information of interested parties. These include customers, employees, trading partners and the needs of society in general.

ISO/IEC 27001 information technology - benefits

An ISO/ IEC 27001 certification helps deliver

  • Customer confidence
  • Competitive advantage

Accredited certification to ISO/IEC 27001 is a powerful demonstration of an organisation's commitment in managing information security.

You will be able to make a public statement of capability without revealing your security processes, and you can minimise business risk by ensuring controls are in place to reduce the risk of security threats and to avoid system weaknesses being exploited.

Who can use ISO/IEC 27001 information technology?

Any company who manages information and has to demonstrate how securely this information is handled, managed and distributed.

How ADIQC Can Help?

Management systems are becoming increasingly linked to the success and survival of organisations. In parallel, CEOs and MDs worldwide are placing greater emphasis on the independent assessment that helps ensure management systems are ‘fit for purpose’. Our unique methodology helps organisations manage their systems and risks to improve and protect their current and future performance. We provide certification across almost all of the major standards. For organisations with other standards, we can often offer integrated assessments, thus delivering savings on both time and money.

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What is ISO 13485:2016?

ISO 13485:2016 (Medical Devices - Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Regulatory Purposes) is the international standard that defines Quality Management Systems (QMS) requirements for organisations that design, develop, manufacture, install and service medical devices and design, develop, and provide related services, including manufacturers of materials or component parts that are used in medical devices.

The latest version of the standard, was published in March 2016.  It shares the same QMS principles and also follows the generally increased emphasis on risk management shown within the range of QMS standards.  It has not, however, adopted the Annex SL high-level structure reflected within ISO 9001:2015.

ISO 13485 was originally derived from ISO 9001 and shared the same basic principles, but required greater documentation and placed additional emphasis on areas such as the work environment, risk management, design control and regulatory requirements.

Why is ISO 13485:2016 important for your organization?

These days, medical device manufacturers often insist that their suppliers and service providers are certified to ISO 13485 as a pre-requisite for doing business. ISO 13485 certification is therefore an increasingly important differentiator for organisations looking to improve their marketability.

Whilst the primary objective of ISO 13485 certification is to facilitate harmonized QMS requirements for regulatory purposes within the medical device sector, companies also value ISO 13485 certification for the increased confidence that it gives patients and other stakeholders through its implicit promise of quality, consistency, and continuous improvement.

Certification to ISO 13485:2016

Whether you are looking to get certified against a globally recognized medical device QMS, or if it is towards compliance with the Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC or In Vitro Diagnostic Device Directive (IVDD) 98/79/EC, we provide a range of services including:

  • Gap analysis
  • Preliminary assessment
  • Assessment
  • Certification
  • Transitioning from ISO 13485:2003 to ISO 13485:2016

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ISO/TS 16949 provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the automotive supply chain. ISO/TS 16949 applies to the design and development, production and, where relevant, the installation and servicing of automotive-related products.

What does ISO/TS 16949 do?

ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001:2015, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.

ISO/TS 16949 benefits to your business

If you are contractually obliged to gain certification, looking to gain new business or enter new markets, certification to this standard helps deliver

  • Reduced costs
  • Increased confidence
  • Easy integration
  • Competitive advantage

ISO/ TS 16949 offers organizations in the automotive industry, the opportunity for standardization and improvement.

Who can use ISO/ TS 16949?

ISO/ TS 16949 is applicable to sites of organizations where customer-specified parts, for production and/or service are manufactured. Supporting functions, whether on-site or remote including design centers, corporate headquarters, and distribution centers, form part of the site audit but can’t obtain stand-alone certification to ISO/TS 16949. ISO/TS 16949 can be applied throughout the automotive supply chain. If you want to supply many of the world's largest automotive manufacturers, you will need to achieve this standard because it is a contractual requirement for many of them.

How can ADIQC help?

Management systems are becoming increasingly linked to the success and survival of organizations. In parallel, CEO's and MD's worldwide are placing greater emphasis on the independent assessment that helps ensure management systems are ‘fit for purpose’. Our unique assessment methodology helps organizations manage their systems and risks to improve and protect their current and future performance. We provide certification across almost all of the major standards. For organisations with other standards, we can often offer integrated assessments, thus delivering savings on both time and money.

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What is ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 is the new international energy management system (EnMS) standard. It is the first global EnMS following from a range of national and regional standards such as EN 16001. The ISO 50001 EnMS is based on the management system model that is already understood and implemented by organizations worldwide. Deming’s “Plan-Do-Check-Act” underpins the standard, as is the case with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and other established management system standards.

ISO estimates that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use.

Who can use ISO 50001?

ISO 50001 has been designed for implementation by any organization irrespective of size, sector or geographical location.

Why is ISO 50001 important to your organization?

Organisational drivers for ISO 50001 certification include:

  • Assist organizations in making better use of energy-consuming assets
  • Facilitate transparency/communication on management of energy resources
  • Promote energy management best practices
  • Assist facilities in evaluating and prioritizing the implementation of new energy-efficient technologies
  • Provide framework for energy efficiency throughout the supply chain
  • Facilitate energy management improvements for GHG emissions reduction projects
  • Integration with existing organizational management systems

ISO 50001 benefits to your business

ADIQC's approach delivers tangible business benefits through a combination of a structured project management approach and clear communication underpinned with the technical expertise of our team.

  • Costs cut through increased efficiency thereby delivering competitive advantage
  • Energy security risks reduced through improved energy performance
  • Increased stakeholder confidence and employee engagement due to organizational commitment to integrated climate change emissions reduction strategy
  • Productivity compliance improved
  • Policies formalised
  • Ease of integration with existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 system standards
  • Seamless migration from EN 16001 to ISO 50001

We know that good communication is pivotal in delivering transparency through every step of the ISO 50001 certification process. We work with our clients and governing organizations and set clear expectations on deliverables. Our unique approach ensures your certification is cost-effective with minimal disruption to your organisation.

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ISO 55001 certification

ISO 55001 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an organization’s asset management system and can be applied to any organization where physical assets are central to their business.

Benefits of ISO 55001

  • Managed risk - Ongoing review of processes, procedures, and asset performance enables informed management decisions that balance cost, risk, opportunity, and performance to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness, so managing and reducing risk associated with ownership of assets.
  • Supports business growth and improvement - A robust asset management system (AMS) aids improvement with formalized, prioritized and coordinated implementation plans to which the entire organization can understand and commit.
  • Benchmarking - As good practice in asset management is mostly independent of asset type, ISO 55001 enables an objective comparison of performance across industrial sectors, between regulated/non-regulated and public/private environments.
  • Improved financial performance - A good AMS can facilitate improved return on investment and cost reduction without sacrificing short or long-term organizational performance, which in turn can lead to the preservation of asset value so aiding the bottom line/profit.
  • Improved services and organizational sustainability - Effective management of short and long-term effects, expenditures and performance improves sustainability, allowing the organization to consistently meet or exceed the performance and social responsibility expectations to satisfy the needs of stakeholders.
  • Enhanced reputation through compliance - Transparent conformity with legal, statutory and regulatory requirements and adherence to quality and asset management standards, policies and processes mean improved customer satisfaction, stakeholder awareness and confidence.

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ISO 39001:2012 specifies requirements for a road traffic safety (RTS) management system to enable an organization that interacts with the road traffic system to reduce death and serious injuries related to road traffic crashes which it can influence. The requirements in ISO 39001:2012 include development and implementation of an appropriate RTS policy, development of RTS objectives and action plans, which take into account legal and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about elements and criteria related to RTS that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence.

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Why Choose 'ADIQC' 

Local company, created since 2007, sponsored by 'Sheikh Khalifa Fund'

Proven reputation in the market, through the provision of 'Quality' services to our highly satisfied high profile organizations across all the business sectors for most of the services related to QHSE

Entrepreneurial and client-driven culture - With clear vision and mission, we deliver top-notch services to our prestigious clients in line with set values, principles and policies

Highly competent professionals - They've robust technical & managerial expertise, comprehensive portfolio of international memberships/certifications, right skills, and courteous attitude

Thorough in-depth knowledge of regulations & standards

Extensive market knowledge

Unique, best in class, problem-solving approach - Our professionals work in line with the international best practices and have unique problem-solving methodology that will best suit and serve your needs and expectations, for a specific challenge that your business is facing

Total customer satisfaction - Quality is our top priority, therefore, our professionals strive towards making it the best in regards to accuracy, completeness and timeliness

A wide range of services - We offer most of the services that relate to QHSE across all the business sectors

Top Ten Benefits Of ISO Certification To SMEs

help you improve the quality of your goods and services

help you drive growth, cut costs and increase profits 

give your business a competitive edge

open up export markets for your goods and service

open doors to new customers and strengthen your existing business 

help you compete with bigger enterprises

enhance your credibility and secure customer confidence

sharpen your business processes and increase efficiency

strengthen your marketing pitch

help you comply with regulations

Key Benefits - What ISO standards can do for a business

The benefits of Management Systems' certification against ISO standards

The Audit and Certification Process:How It Works?

Step A

Agreement

Step B

Pre Audit (Optional)

Step C

Stage 1 Audit and Closure of Identified Non Conformitites

Step D

Stage 2 Audit and Closure of Identified Non Conformities

Step E

Surveillance Visits at 6 to 12 Months Intervals (Certification Cycle - Typically 3 Years)

For Further Information, Contact Us

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