ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems
Inspire customer confidence in your products and services
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised Quality Management System standard, and the preferred solution for organisations throughout the world for introducing controls within their businesses.
The aim of ISO 9001:2015 is to give improved product, process and service quality within your organisation and can lead to increased productivity with a reduction in waste through streamlining current practices.
Many organisations successfully achieve ISO9001 Certification but do not always gain the most from it. Many organisations tend to gain certification just to have the UKAS Certificate on the wall and don’t apply the management principles behind the ISO 9001 standard. At Accord Consultancy we aim to highlight the benefits of maintaining your management system and seek business improvements and streamlined processes.
The advantages of ISO 9001 certification
Improve products and services
Increased customer satisfaction and loyalty
Improved process efficiency
Suitable for small and large organisations.
Better internal management
ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Systems
Improve your environmental performance
Implementation of ISO 14001:2015 will help your organisation prevent and control the environmental impacts of your business. It is applicable to any type of organisation regardless of its size, location or the range of products and services it provides, and integrates with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2015 reducing the repetitiveness of procedures.
ISO 14001 provides you with a way to track, manage and improve environmental performance without conflicting with your business priorities.
Using ISO 14001:2015 to its full potential can cut environmental-related costs from within your business, thereby increase profits. The standard helps your organisation to view the business from a different perspective and consider waste reduction processes whether this is energy or product-related.
The advantages of ISO 14001 certification
Decrease energy costs
Lower disposal costs and treatment of solid and hazardous waste
Reduce the risk of environmental prosecution
Increase your business opportunities
Compliance with environmental regulations
ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
The standard for a safe working environment
ISO 45001:2018 is a Health and Safety Management System developed to assist in the reduction and prevention of accidents and accident-related loss of lives, equipment and time. OHSAS 18001:2007 was migrated to ISO 45001:2018 and with it came a number of significant changes to bring the standard in line with ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015
Certification to ISO 45001 demonstrates a company’s commitment to a safer working environment and for the protection of employees against injury at work.
Certification should assist in organisations saving money and maintaining a good reputation. Regulators recognise ISO 45001 as a commitment to safe working conditions and continuous improvement. Certification also provides a platform for attracting lower insurance premiums and proving due diligence to the marketplace.
The advantages of ISO 45001 certification
Support the organisation to identify regulatory requirements and helps to enforce procedures for compliance with legislation.
Better identification of hazards and risk management.
Involving all levels of the organisation through setting objectives, targets and documented responsibilities.
Better overall awareness of health and safety.
Promotion of teamwork through improved communication at all levels, with relevant business partners and third parties.
AS9100 & AS9120 Aerospace Management Systems
Improving the safety and reliability of the Aircraft, Space, and Defense (AS&D) industry
AS9100 was developed to standardise Aerospace quality expectations on a global level and to capture regulatory requirements and importance of safety, reliability or maintainability.
The writing team formed in 1995 and included major OEMS such as Boeing and Airbus, the FAA, NASA, Department of Defence. They worked together to seek an enhanced version of ISO 9001 to replace the U.S. Military Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Standards and to respond to the aerospace supply chain pleas for a single standard.
The current version of the standard; AS9100 Rev D was recently updated and now requires organisations to pay more attention to the processes and steer away from clause based audits.
The AS9100 Standard requires all certified organisations to be included on the international aerospace quality group’s website within the oasis database. This database ensures that only UKAS Certified organisations hold certification and results of audits shown. The database also holds the list of approved Certification Bodies and Aerospace Auditors.
Accord is experiencing a great deal of interest in the AS9100 and AS9120 certification standard, and this seems certain to increase greatly. We are equipped to assess your systems to a high standard and provide a value-added service and systems are easily integrated with current standards such as ISO9001 & ISO14001.
The advantages of AS9100 & AS9120 certification
AS9100 or AS9120 certification incorporates all elements of ISO9001 with additional clauses but aims to improve confidence in the aerospace supply chain
Improved quality and safety
Open the door to untapped businesses
Improved relationships with suppliers, business partners and customers
What sets us apart?
All Accord consultants have completed an IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors) approved training course and have accrued a number of third party audits for Certification Bodies as part of a team prior to being used for any of our clients. This ensures that the quality and knowledge of the advisors is high from the off-set.
Whether you are considering certification as an essential trading requirement, as a marketing tool, or to achieve streamlined production and administration, we will help sharpen your competitive edge.