ISO 9001 Certification
The aim of ISO 9001 certification is to prove that an organisation meets its own internal standards for quality and that these in turn meet international standards.
It is based on eight quality management principles which provide a structured yet flexible framework for ensuring your processes consistently meet the needs of your customers.
Certification to ISO 9001 is not about establishing a new system; it documents your existing procedures to ensure that they meet the standard to deliver increased efficiencies.
ISO 9001 is a widely recognised mark of quality that in many sectors is vital to winning new business.
Many businesses who are certified themselves will seek out suppliers with ISO 9001 quality management systems certification.
ISO 14001 Certification
As the world becomes increasingly aware of sustainability and environmental issues, the need for effective environmental management is vital if organisations are to be competitive, and remain so. ISO 14001 does not specify levels of environmental performance. Instead, the purpose of this standard is to provide a framework for a whole-systems approach to the organisation’s policy, plan and actions which can be used to meet internal and external objectives for environmental management.
The essential elements for ISO 14001 environmental management systems certification, are that it must commit to continual improvement and to compliance with applicable regulations and legislation. These elements will drive your organisation to continually develop your environmental performance and achieve greater recognition in the marketplace you operate in. In many sectors certification to ISO 14001 has become a requirement for trade, as organisations in the supply chain seek to mitigate environmental risk.
FSC® is an international not for profit organisation that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.
Members include environmental, social organisations and businesses, forest owners, campaigners and individuals who set the FSC® Principles and Criteria.
The FSC® trademark allows consumers worldwide to recognise products that support the growth of responsible forest management.
By maintaining a certified chain of custody system, companies can provide assurances that their products are sourced and produced in compliance with a globally recognised ecological, social and economic standard.
For a product to qualify for certification, all companies who take legal ownership of the products and process, trade or repack them, need to be certified.
PEFC™ is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental processes for the promotion of sustainable forest management.
PEFC™ works throughout the forest supply chain to promote good practice and to ensure forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.
Chain of custody certification of timber or timber-derived products gives independently verified assurance that the wood used originates from responsibly managed forests. It shows the material is tracked through every stage of the process from forest to end-user.