Quality HUB India helps you audit, test, and certify your management system in the areas of the system, personnel, and product certification. Depending on your specific needs, we can provide quality certification based on common statutory requirements or voluntary standards. Our global network of experts and auditors will provide you with sound technical advice. Our approaches far outperform the industry norms. They guarantee you long-term, dependable quality assurance at the highest level. Take advantage of our expertise today, and learn about our certifications on the following pages.
Quality Management System
The ISO 9000 family of quality management standards are used as the foundation for quality assurance and quality management all over the world. They are the most widely applied of all the ISO standards (International Organisation for Standardization). A quality management system certified according to ISO 9001 is regarded as ideal proof of competence and performance capability at both the national and international levels. The certification is concerned with, among other things,
- Continuous improvement and nonconformity avoidance
- Waste reduction and increased focus on critical issues
- Quality-related costs must be determined and monitored.
- Product liability as well as product safety
- Product and process creation
- Collaboration across disciplines
The current version of the Standard was published in 2015, and it will take into account the increasing complexity of the environment in which organizations must operate, as well as a greater emphasis on the unique characteristics and needs of service providers. It can also be assumed that a new High-Level Structure will improve the compatibility of ISO 9001 with other management system standards. Another aspect will be a stronger emphasis on organizational responsibility and autonomy, as well as the importance of the process approach and risk management. Following the amendment, ISO 9001 will remain the only non-sector-specific certification standard for quality management systems and will retain its most important quality objectives, such as customer satisfaction and generation of compliant products and services.
- Long-term quality assurance
Indication of areas for improvement and potential savings
increased customer and employee satisfaction
- Image enhancement
- Risk reduction
- Process improvement has resulted in increased cost-effectiveness.
- Improved competitiveness
- Specific customer requirements are met.
- Can be implemented in any industry.
- Global comparability
As the public’s awareness of environmental issues grows, so does the importance of this topic for businesses: Companies that chronicle their environmentally conscious initiatives will improve their image and gain a competitive advantage. Implementing an environmental management system benefits businesses in a variety of ways.
- Their ability to compete improves.
- The beneficial external effect as well as increased publicity aid in the opening of new markets.
- There is the potential for cost reductions due to lower disposal expenses and insurance premiums.
- Damage danger is lessened, and legal security is improved.
- Obligations for documentation are met, and liability risks are eliminated.
The efficiency of the company’s processes improves: Companies that have established a management system can also use these frameworks to improve occupational health and safety. You can save money and improve the efficiency of systems that are linked together by using shared certification. We give ISO 14001 (global acceptance) and EMAS certification (EC eco-audit with Europe-wide acceptance). ISO 14001 is aimed at the company-specific setting up and certification of environmental management systems. It greatly contributes to the long-term and ongoing development of organizations and companies since it provides the prerequisites for a workplace environmental management system.
The important elements of ISO 14001 are
- Policy on the environment
- Execution and implementation
- Inspections and corrective actions
- Upper management evaluation
If the goal is EMAS validation, in addition to the items listed above, an environmental check (i.e. a documented initial inventory) and an environmental declaration must be completed.
OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management
A new Health and Safety Standard
The British Standard BS OHSAS 18001 has been used to certify internationally recognized occupational health and safety management systems since 2007. Now, this standard will be superseded: new standard ISO 45001, which is now being developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), will take its place as of June 2017 — with a 9-month delay.
When the new standard goes into effect, the most important goal – optimizing procedures in businesses across all industries to protect employees’ lives and health as much as possible – will still apply. The new standard, like BS OHSAS 18001, will be based on the “Plan – Do – Check – Act” approach. The introduction of a High-Level Structure, which attempts to provide a uniform structure for all different types of management systems, is the most significant new feature, but there will also be some adjustments in emphasis and a series of enhancements. For example, there will be a greater emphasis on the organization’s environment. This could mean that businesses must consider working conditions throughout their value chain in addition to their own employees. Organizations are also encouraged to discover opportunities for improving health and safety through their own processes. Another point to consider is that top management will play a larger role.
How to benefit from the changeover
Organizations with BS OHSAS 18001-certified health and safety management systems will be required to switch to ISO 45001 once it is published. There will be a transition period to allow for this, enabling enough time to successfully implement the new requirements. This will add some additional work and cost, but certified organizations will see significant benefits from the new standard, including improved health and safety processes, fewer operational disruptions, lower accident and sickness rates, increased safety awareness, and long-term competitive advantage.