Certification schemes

ISO 9001

ISO 9000 is a family of international standards that represents a general consensus on good quality management practices. It consists of requirements and guidelines related to quality management systems and related standards.
ISO 9001:2008 is an international norm in this family, by which organizations may certify, although certification is not mandatory standard. As such, ISO 9001:2008 standard includes a set of standardized requirements for systematic quality management, independently of the company or organization, their size or sector. [more…]

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 family clearly defines aspects of operations management and environmental protection. Two relevant standards are ISO 14001:2004, which specifies the requirements that must be met in order to demonstrate environmental protection and ISO 14004:2004, which provides general guidelines for implementation in specific industrial sectors. Other standards are related to specific aspects of the environment in terms of labeling, performance evaluation, life cycle analysis, communication and surveillance etc. [more…]

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognized system of requirements related to security and safety at work. It was developed by selection of the leading international standards to develop a new standard in line with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, which help organizations effectively meet the health and safety obligations and expectations. [more…]

HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is the fundamental platform based on international regulations and good practices of food production for all sectors of the food industry. HACCP is also a key component of many certificates of conformity and is recognized as a major element in international trade of food products. HACCP is also a tool for risk management, internationally recognized for its proactive management of food safety. [more…]