Why compliance matters

Having an ISO compliant system brings huge benefits to your business or organisation.

  1. A competitive edge. This is especially the case over competitors that don’t have a system in place. Suppliers and customers often look for ISO certification as it provides assurance that a business conducts itself in a consistent and professional manner.
  2. Lower running costs. A compliant system encourages you and your business to identify areas of waste or duplication. By standardising and reviewing your business processes regularly, you will also be able to find new ways of working more efficiently.
  3. Customer Loyalty. All ISO standards encourage a focus on the wants and needs of your clients. Satisfied customers are happy customers and happy customers are loyal. Loyal customers bring in new and repeat business, meaning additional revenue and profit without the marketing spend on new clients.
  4. Having a clear idea of what your business does, who it serves and where it is going is one of the principles in ISO 9001. This gives you focus when making key business decisions.
  5. Working on, not in, your business. Consistent systems and processes can give the business owner the confidence and time to deal with more critical business issues.
  6. Improved product and service quality. Your customers will know what they are getting every time and your business will have fewer defects, returns, complaints and reworks.
  7. More contracts and tenders. ISO certification is often a prerequisite for securing government contracts and export opportunities, and it can reduce the amount of work required to submit a winning tender.
  8. Improved image and credibility. Used properly, ISO certification can be a powerful marketing tool.
  9. Engaged employees. Employees who have clear direction and guidelines and who are involved in the improvements to a business are happier and more engaged. Engaged employees are happier, easier to retain and work more productively.
  10. Creation of a continuous improvement culture. Imagine owning a business where everybody, not just the owner, is engaged in looking for ways to continuously improve their work, find efficiencies and save on costs.
  11. Staff security. Businesses that are compliant emphasise staff cross-training and development. Upskilled, competent and loyal staff keep these businesses at the forefront of their industries and allows them to take advantage of new business opportunities.

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Who Needs Compliance?

Every business can benefit from being ISO certified. It does not matter what size your business is, what industry you operate in or whether you are a product or service organisation.

What is ISO Compliance?

For over 70 years, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been working to establish global standards for quality, safety, security and efficiency. A business is said to be ISO compliant if it is following the rules, regulations and guidelines issued by the ISO. Following ISO standards is not a legal requirement and the decision to comply lies solely with an organisation. However, ISO standards are recognised in many industries and can provide businesses with a huge range of benefits.

What is ISO Certification?

Certification to the relevant ISO standard confirms that a business is following the guidelines set by ISO. To be recognised as ISO compliant, a company must undergo an audit by an accreditation firm. ISO does not offer certification directly. A third party certifying agency conducts the audits and presents a certificate to the compliant business. The certificate can then be used when bidding for contracts and in marketing material to demonstrate that products and services adhere to the ISO’s exacting standards.

What are the Most Widely Used ISO Standards?

Since it was established in 1947, the ISO has published over 21,000 standards. The most common used by businesses is ISO 9001. ISO 9001 is the umbrella for a family of quality management standards, of which there are fourteen in total. Of these ISO 9001:2015is the only one that can be certified to.

In addition to ISO 9001:2015, MACHUS Solutions can have you ready in 1 month for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) and ISO45001:2018 (Safety Management System) certification.

Why Use MACHUS Solutions for Compliance?

MACHUS Solutions has years of experience in readying dozens of businesses for ISO certification. We can have you ready for an ISO certification audit in 1 month. In addition, we guarantee that if you don’t pass the certification audit, we’ll pay for the next one.

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