ISO (International Organization for Standardization) was created to answer a major question for any company: "What is the best way to proceed?
The first work focused on basic concepts such as the standardization of weights and measures, and over the last 50 years the spectrum of ISO standards has expanded to cover almost every sector.
ISO standards on road safety and the safety of packaging materials ensure a safer world. Conformity to International Standards is now the key to confidence: it gives consumers access to safe, reliable and good quality products and services.
;">5 good reasons to adopt ISO certification
Meeting the standards means clearly defining your business processes, documenting them and monitoring them. You also need to set goals for your business and measure your progress. These tasks are crucial for building a productive and efficient business.
Certification can boost your financial results. In 2015, an analysis of 92 studies indicated that three out of five companies that achieved ISO certification increased their profits. Their revenue increases were significantly higher than those of non-certified companies.
Research shows that there is a correlation between certification and fewer customer complaints. Standards contribute to customer satisfaction by improving quality control and monitoring customer satisfaction.
Many standards are recognised worldwide and can enhance your credibility with clients in international markets. Many markets require compliance with certain standards, such as government contracts. Compliance with these standards allows your company to access new markets: being part of the supply chain of a large company or a major project, for example.
ISO certification brings internationally recognised best practices to your business. There are standards for everything from quality management to environmental performance, information security, food safety, risk management and health and safety.
Certification is beneficial for both large companies and those with a few employees. Smaller companies may become certified to meet supply chain requirements or because they want to adopt best practices.
Nincar is the commercial representative of companies capable of assisting your company in obtaining a number of certifications. Here is a non-exhaustive list:
ISO 3834 is an internationally recognised standard defining the quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials for all manufacturing sectors (workshops and assembly sites). The standard covers the quality management of welding processes. It can be used independently or in conjunction with other standards, such as ISO 9001 and the NF label.
The EN 15085-2 certification is an internationally recognised standard defining the requirements for the welding of railway vehicles and components.
EN 1090-1 deals with steel and aluminium structures. The complementary standard EN 1090-2 deals with the execution of steel structures only and applies to all stages of the construction of the structure, from design to fabrication and surface treatment to installation.