You are about to be put out to tender, or you want to win a contract with a new customer or government body, and you are not chosen because you do not have an ISO certification. It’s time to look into this, because missing out on a contract for that reason is really not the intention and completely unnecessary.
More and more ISO certified companies
Almost 1.8 million companies worldwide now have an ISO certificate. More and more companies only want to do business with other ISO certified companies, or they ask for an ISO certification for further cooperation. Non-certified companies increasingly notice that they are excluded from tenders, for example. For contracts with health insurance companies and municipalities, it more often is a demand to be able to present an ISO certification.
Obtaining an ISO certification does not mean that you have to execute a lot of extra administration that takes up a lot of your time. In fact, there are a lot of benefits of getting an ISO certification to you and your organisation. An ISO certification helps you to list and improve all business processes in your organisation. It gives you the excellent opportunity to make all processes, tasks and responsibilities within your organisation clear and visible to everyone. This increases the commitment of all employees within the organisation. And this, in turn, is beneficial to the working atmosphere and workload. In addition, every ISO standard pays a lot of attention to continuous improvement. Learning from things that are not going well or that could be better. This way you keep improving and your performance will continue to improve.
Different ISO certifications
ISO certification also contributes to a positive image for your company. An ISO 9001 certification demonstrates that you have a good grip on the quality of your products or services, an ISO 14001 certification shows that your organisation considers environmental management of paramount importance, and an ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that your organisation complies with the highest requirements for information security.
How to be an ISO certified company
Now that you know why you should obtain an ISO certification, you might want to know how to go about it. You can read more about it in this article.