Rely on the International Standards Corporation for professional services that span the gamut from helping develop global standards to on-site and remote certification, inspection, assurance and verification, and a comprehensive portfolio of training solutions that we deliver in-house, online and remotely. Our diverse and international client base understands that a committed, holistic approach to adopting standards is needed to achieve tangible benefits.
ISO standards are developed by a committee of experts worldwide and recognized by almost every country on the planet. If you're new to International Standards and struggling to get your head around things, think of standards as a set of instructions that describe the optimal way of doing something. International Standards cover a huge range of activities. It could be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials. And don't forget that International Standards are developed by people who are intimately acquainted with the needs of organizations such as yours.
The benefits that accrue from implementing ISO standards can be immense. Increased productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction rank high on the list, but there are countless other benefits, such as better safety in the workplace, improved working conditions for employees, and more effective solutions for the packaging and shipping of goods.
Developing standards is a long, collaborative process that involves a great deal of research and hard work. Initial drafts need to be prepared and studied by a panel of experts; numerous revisions are always the norm; and consensus needs to be achieved by a voting process. Even when everything is agreed, the standard will have to be edited for reasons of clarity and accessibility. Developing a new International Standard usually takes up to about 3 years.
Sustainable development goals aim to increase peace and prosperity, eradicate poverty and protect our planet. ISO standards provide essential tools to help governments, industry and consumers contribute to the achievement of these goals. The International Standards Corporation is wholly committed to these initiatives and participates actively in fostering awareness, consensus, collaboration and innovation.
ISO 9001 specifies the requirements for an organization's Quality Management System (QMS). The requirements of ISO 9001 are generic and can be applied to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it offers. As of 2022, more than a million companies worldwide have been certified to ISO 9001, making it the world's most popular Quality Management System.
The International Standards Corporation prides itself in being one of the leading global providers of on-site and remote ISO 9001 certification services. The certification assessment is typically a two-stage process. Once your QMS has been approved, regular surveillance audits verify the ongoing effectiveness.
The ISO 14001 standard specifies the requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS) and is aimed at organizations seeking to manage their environmental responsibilities in a way that contributes to environmental sustainability. The standard can be implemented by any organization, regardless of size, type or nature.
The International Standards Corporation can support you with accredited ISO 14001 certification services. The certification assessment is conducted in two-stages. Once your EMS has been certified, regular surveillance audits verify the ongoing effectiveness.
ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System (FSMS). It's designed to ensure that food products comply with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements. Candidate organizations for ISO 22000 include feed and/or animal food producers, farmers, producers of ingredients, food manufacturers, retailers, and organizations providing food or catering services.
The technical experts at the International Standards Corporation can assist you with your ISO 22000 certification. By partnering with ISC, you can be assured that your organization is audited by a pragmatic, independent team that adds business value.
ISO/IEC 17025 outlines the requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. The standard can be implemented by any organization performing laboratory activities, regardless of the size, nature or scope of the laboratory's operations, or the number of staff employed.
An ISO/IEC 17025 certification provides confidence to potential customers and other stakeholders that your laboratory values quality and that your testing results are accurate and reliable. ISO/IEC 17025 certification is available for both freestanding laboratories and for laboratories which are part of other organizations.
ISO 27001 lays down the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard enables organizations of any kind to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to third parties.
An ISO 27001 certification with the International Standards Corporation provides assurance to your stakeholders that your organization has taken a systematic approach to managing the security of your information assets.
The ISO 45001 standard is aimed at organizations wishing to implement an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system. It enables organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces, minimize OH&S risks, eliminate hazards, and implement an ongoing program of diligent monitoring and continuous improvement.
Certification to ISO 45001 places occupational health and safety at the heart of your organization, securing public confidence. Unlike with the now obsolete OHSAS 18001 certification, ISO 45001 is an accredited management standard. Working with the International Standards Corporation for your certification proves your commitment to outstanding occupational health and safety.
Based on ISO 9001 and its requirements for implementing a Quality Management System, AS 9100 is an aerospace standard published by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). With very few exceptions, major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers require compliance with AS 9100 as a condition of doing business with them.
Demonstrating compliance with the aerospace industry's strict quality standards requires independent certification. The International Standards Corporation can assist you achieving AS 9100 certification. Our audits to AS 9100 will also help you to identify and address causes of inefficiencies across your company.
IATF 16949 is another standard based on ISO 9001. It was developed by the International Automotive Task Force and submitted to the International Organization for Standardization for approval and publication. The standard is oriented at organizations that manufacture components, assemblies and parts for supply to the automotive industry.
The IATF 16949 standard leads to increased automotive quality, reduced product variation and unnecessary waste throughout the length of the supply chain. IATF 16949 certification provides your customers with the confidence that your organization effectively implemented the standard. The International Standards Corporation offers tailored services to assist you achieving IATF 16949 certification.
An integrated management system is a single system that combines all aspects of an organization's systems, processes and standards into one smart system. This merging of systems allows organizations to streamline management and improve efficiency. And while merging safety, environmental management and quality management systems might sound daunting, it isn't. Seamless integration of popular standards into a single, smart system has been made easy thanks to ISO's Annex SL structure.
The International Standards Corporation can support you with integrated management system certification to International Standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.
Our inspection services cover a range of industries and standards, and can be conducted either on-site or remotely. Our inspectors are IRCA-certified auditors with years of experience across a broad spectrum of sectors. The sectors we cover cover include:
Codes, standards and regulations
Welding and material services
Supply chain assurance
Containers, cranes and construction
Lab services / Gemstone testing
The International Standards Corporation has a well-earned reputation for both its innovative gemological research and for providing detailed, accurate gemstone reports. We currently issue authenticity reports for diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
Please contact us for a detailed overview of our approach to Assurance and Verification. Services include:
Management System Certification
Quality & Safety Assurance
We offer a diversified range of training solutions that cater to all needs and budgets. Each solution has been developed by a panel of recognized experts and is delivered in the most effective way possible.
Online training — also known as e-learning — is effective, fun and affordable. Not only is it a great way to give your organization's staff the tuition they need to understand the importance of standards, it also helps them grasp their role in helping to implement standards and work with them on a day-to-day basis.
All of our e-learning solutions are designed and developed in-house. As a result, course participants benefit from a solid curriculum, clear presentation, and a rich, immersive experience with animated graphics.
Our multimedia video courses are extremely popular. And deservedly so — they are scripted and presented by leading ISO experts, and represent the most cost-effective solution for training large groups of staff. Purchase options include a DVD (which can be accompanied by a set of professionally-printed Learning Guides), or a digital file that can be uploaded to your organization's LMS and accessed by staff anywhere and at any time.
These are high-end remote solutions that we deliver to organizations seeking the best possible training. Courses are carefully tailored to the needs of the organization and participants, and are taught by instructors with many years of industry-wide experience working with and implementing ISO standards. Virtual classroom courses offer not only cost advantages compared to on-site training, they also enable learners to conveniently participate from any location of their choice.
Just like our remote classroom courses described above, these courses are custom designed to serve the specific needs of organizations and their staff. But there are small differences between these courses and their remote counterparts. While course content and presentation are the same, on-site training is conducted at company premises. The presence of an on-site instructor and the classroom atmosphere tends to lend itself to more effective learning, while instructors may find it easier to impart their knowledge and experience.
Public courses are ones we schedule and arrange at conference centers and similar venues for anybody to join. Courses are less flexible than other forms of tuition and incur the time and cost of travel. But they're usually a cost-effective option and course participants may relish the opportunity to spend time away from the office.
Blended learning, also known as hybrid learning, is an approach to education that combines traditional, classroom-based tuition with online training. Blended learning works well in corporate environments since it reduces or eliminates the travel costs associated with hiring an external teacher.