ISO 44001 is the recognised standard for collaborative business relationships, providing you with the tools you need to develop robust and effective partnerships within or between organisations.
ISO 44001 provides a framework for you to implement a Collaborative Business Relationship Management System that can help you develop effective joint ventures, particularly with supply chain partners.
It.is applicable to private and public organisations, from small businesses to multinational corporations, and it can be applied on several levels:
ISO 44001 provides you with the resources you need to access new services, improve contract opportunities and support your growth strategy.
Here are some benefits of using the ISO 44001 framework:
Gaining ISO 44001 certification will clearly demonstrate to business partners and other interested parties that you are committed to transparency and good governance. Your organisation will also see competitive benefits when you combine resources to win new business opportunities.
Clear communication can also help you improve efficiency and drive business growth. That is why the ISO 44001 requirements include refining your decision-making process to enable you to share skills, knowledge and resources more efficiently.
The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your sector, annual turnover, and number of employees. We will also need to know if you require industry specific accreditation (such as ASCB or UKAS).
To find out how affordable ISO 44001 certification could be for your business, why not complete our online Fee Calculator – receiving your bespoke quote direct to your inbox.
The ISO 44001 standard uses a structure of ten clauses called Annex SL which, roughly grouped together, cover four key areas:
The QMS process gets your business certified for success:
Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.
Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.
We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.
Our expert consultants ensure the route to ISO 44001 certification is as straightforward as possible for you, taking as little as 45 days to complete. This includes helping you make any necessary improvements to existing business processes and writing the Documented Management System for you.
A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.
Now it's time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.
Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.
QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.
With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.
QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.
At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 44001 and Management Systems in general work.
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