Delivering cost savings

Standards and accredited conformity assessment services can help achieve cost savings in all areas of business from purchasing, production, sales, R&D, quality assurance, environmental protection and occupational health & safety.

Standards and conformity assessment activities lead to lower costs by reducing redundancy, minimizing errors, and reducing time to market. They can also generate internal efficiencies through lower energy use, reduced waste, and greater resilience. These case studies, research papers and supporting material show how businesses are reducing their costs.

Reduced insurance premiums for snow removal companies certified to SN 9001.

Reduced insurance premiums for snow removal companies certified to SN 9001.

In 2011, the US insurance sector generated $500 million in premiums from the snow and ice management industry, but paid out nearly $1 billion in claims. As a result, each winter fewer carriers were willing to insure snow and ice operations, with as many as eight to twelve standard carriers leaving altogether. These costs also […]


Accreditation helps the Botswana National Dosimetry Laboratory to grow

Accreditation helps the Botswana National Dosimetry Laboratory to grow

The control of occupational radiation exposure through the provision of Dosimetry services is an integral part of one of the three main principles on which protection against ionizing radiation is based – the principle of optimization of radiological protection.  The premise of optimization is that all reasonable efforts are made to reduce doses due to […]


ISO 15189 accreditation helps Bomu Hospital improves testing results and internal efficiency

ISO 15189 accreditation helps Bomu Hospital improves testing results and internal efficiency

In the two years since Bomu Hospital Laboratory gained accredited, it has recorded notable improvements in their performance which Dr. Aabid A. Ahmed, the Bomu Laboratory Director, directly attribute to their ISO 15189 accreditation: The Laboratory is now used as a benchmark for performance, by a number of laboratories in the Coast region who consult […]


OEM parts supplier aims to increase revenue by US$200k with ISO 9001

OEM parts supplier aims to increase revenue by US$200k with ISO 9001

Shogyo International, an OEM supplier of electronic parts experienced, has gained a positive impact from its certification to ISO 9001. The company, which is based in Syosset, NY, looked to adopt ISO 9001 certification due to many of their customers requesting the company be ISO 9001 certified to even bid on projects. In the short […]


Accredited testing of power cables supports reduction of transmission loss

Accredited testing of power cables supports reduction of transmission loss

Power grids lose nearly 8%, in transmission and distribution, of the power produced at the point of generation. Transmission losses in the UK equate to £1.1 bn annually and could account for as much as 7 425 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. A project to create a practical transmission cable using capacitative transfer is currently […]


Insurer provides lower premium to accredited organisations

Insurer provides lower premium to accredited organisations

In the UK, Howden, an independent Lloyd’s broker, created a professional indemnity scheme for clients operating under accreditation, which helped it gain a full understanding of the client’s risk profile and so obtain more accurate pricing for the cover required. This scheme also provides insurers with access to new, potentially profitable, lines of revenue. Those with less long-tail exposure tend to be more […]


XL Catlin insurer recognise value of standards when underwriting cyber risk

XL Catlin insurer recognise value of standards when underwriting cyber risk

When underwriting cyber risk, standards like the UK Government backed scheme Cyber Essentials Plus (Cyber Essentials with verification of cyber security by an assured Certification Body) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the US Department of Commerce) can be effective risk controls. Cyber Essentials Plus is a good place to start for SME’s and NIST is especially relevant when […]


Brazilian Pharma reduces energy use by 30%

Brazilian Pharma reduces energy use by 30%

Baxter Healthcare employs over 1,200 employees across four sites in Brazil. The company manufactures blood transfusion dialysers, solutions for peritoneal dialysis, accessories for the administration of drugs and for drainage in peritoneal dialysis, and solutions or diluting and packaging medicines for pharmaceutical and veterinary companies. The company has a culture of sustainability, and the implementation […]


Charity saves $6k with ISO 50001

Charity saves $6k with ISO 50001

Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome (BA) is a charity whose mission is “Fight food waste and help feed people in need “. BA is a member of Portuguese Federation of Food Banks. BA is based in Lisbon and distributes about 9.500 tonnes of food per year to more than 70.000 people in the area of […]


Safety company uses ISO 50001 to reduce costs of production by 65%

Safety company uses ISO 50001 to reduce costs of production by 65%

Rindin Enterprises is an Australian manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for firefighters, industrial workers, police squads, militaries, homeland security forces, and rescue teams. Despite being a relatively small business, it is a large user of energy, whether it be electricity, a company vehicle or the transport company used to deliver […]


Indian Tailor saves $40s with ISO 50001

Indian Tailor saves $40s with ISO 50001

Raymond Limited, an Indian textiles company and tailor. With a capacity of 45.28 million meters in wool & wool-blended fabrics, the company commands a 60% market share in suiting in India and ranks amongst the first three fully integrated manufacturers of suiting in the world. Raymond Chhindwara is a Designated Consumer (DC) as per the […]


Shoe manufacturer saves $8m with ISO 50001

Shoe manufacturer saves $8m with ISO 50001

KMK Global Sports is a large producer sport shoes and sandals based in Indonesia. On average, 1.2 million pairs of shoe and sandal are produced each month, with all of the finished product exported overseas. Recognising rising energy costs, increasing energy use, and national energy efficiency regulation, the company adopted accredited certification to ISO 50001 […]


Petrochemicals giant saves over $1m with ISO 50001

Petrochemicals giant saves over $1m with ISO 50001

Nippon Shokubai Indonesia (NSI) is an acrylic acid and esters manufacturing company. It is based in an industrial area of Cilegon Banten, Indonesia, where the energy supply is limited. In addition, the cost of energy consumption for the production process is variable. In order to achieve energy efficiency, the company gained accredited certification to ISO […]


Thai Chemicals company saves $10m with ISO 50001

Thai Chemicals company saves $10m with ISO 50001

Map Ta Phut Olefins Company Limited (MOC), a subsidiary of SCG Chemicals, produces two main chemicals; ethylene and propylene. Given that energy is the most significant operating cost, the company developed an energy efficiency improvement strategy that identified ISO:50001 implementation as a tool for the development and standardisation of the operating process. Since certification was […]


LG Chem saves $9.4m with ISO 50001

LG Chem saves $9.4m with ISO 50001

LG Chem Ltd. Ochang plant, which produces Acrylic film for LCD modules and Lithium-Ion batteries, implemented an Energy Management System (EnMS) in 2014. As a materials company, LG Chem states that it wishes to create sustainable value by respecting people and respecting the environment in all of its business activities. Through monthly monitoring of its […]


Hitachi saves 60m Yen per year

Hitachi saves 60m Yen per year

  Omika Works is the central base of Hitachi Ltd. Infrastructure Systems which designs and manufactures information and control systems. Following the Japanese earthquake disaster in 2011, Hitachi decided to introduce “the smart next-generation factory plan”. As well as business continuity planning, this would also involve greater energy efficiency. They recognised that accredited certification to […]


Paper producer saves $1.6m with ISO 50001

Paper producer saves $1.6m with ISO 50001

PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper (IKPP), located in SerpongTangerang, Indonesia, is a joint venture between Indonesian and Taiwan companies. The company specialises in the production of coloured paper grades and is one of the world’s largest in this sector. In 2009, the Indonesian Government issued a regulation about energy conservation (Government Regulation No. 70/2009) […]


Textile manufacturer saves $318k per year with ISO 50001

Textile manufacturer saves $318k per year with ISO 50001

APAC INTI CORPORA is located in Central Java, Indonesia. The company produces 3 key products; Yarn, Greige Fabric, and Denim. It is a large-scale production with 70% of products sent overseas to over 70 countries, and 30 % for the domestic market. With energy and overhead costs rapidly escalating in the economy, an objective was […]


Gold Mine improves energy performance by 11.4%

Gold Mine improves energy performance by 11.4%

New Gold ‘s New Afton copper-gold mine and concentrator plant is located approximately 350 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia. Energy is the second biggest expense (after labour) accounting for 13% of total annual operational expense in 2015. An improvement in energy performance is one of the areas in which a significant increase in profitability […]


Precision manufacturer improves energy performance by 16.5% saving (US) $52,000

Precision manufacturer improves energy performance by 16.5% saving (US) $52,000

Harbec is a precision manufacturer specialising in custom injection moulding, CNC machining, complex prototypes, and additive manufacturing. It uses significant energy resources to operate three shifts within its 50,000 sq. ft. facility in New York, USA. As a result, the company worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement […]


Argentinian Energy company saves $271k with ISO 50001

Argentinian Energy company saves $271k with ISO 50001

Central Termoeléctrica Genelba’s power generation plant of Petrobras Argentina, is located in Marcos Paz, 50 km from Buenos Aires. It is an energy company specialising in the production of electricity. The driver for seeking certification to ISO 50001 was to minimise operational costs, ensure efficiency, and to demonstrate its social responsible credentials. The implementation of […]


Engine manufacturer generates savings of $37m with ISO 50001

Engine manufacturer generates savings of $37m with ISO 50001

Detroit Diesel designs and builds heavy-duty engines aimed at the North America and overseas market. They employ 3,400 full time employees who are based in Detroit in a 3.2 million sq. ft. facility. Accredited certification to ISO 50001 has enabled the business to achieve the following goals over the past 10 years: $37,000,000 in cost […]


Engineering company improves energy performance by 13.08%

Engineering company improves energy performance by 13.08%

Curtiss-Wright, a global advanced engineering company working across various markets, including defense and power generation, has locations across North America, Asia, and Europe. EMD, a Division of Curtiss-Wright based in the US, saw the implementation of an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001, as a key element in continuing with energy conservation. Since […]


$3.2m annual cost savings for paper manufacturer

$3.2m annual cost savings for paper manufacturer

Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse paper products such as industrial packaging, food service, coated and uncoated groundwood, newsprint, directory, and market pulp. Customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. The company set a target to reduce electricity consumption by 3%, and adopted ISO 50001 as a […]


Medical Devices Provider saves €1.4 million with ISO 50001

Medical Devices Provider saves €1.4 million with ISO 50001

Abbott Diagnostics is an Irish-based provider of in-vitro diagnostics products with around 70000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. The company decided to implement an energy management system as it aligned with its culture to promote an environment that is greener, healthier and more sustainable. Accredited certification to ISO 50001 has enabled Abbott Diagnostic […]


Cable manufacturer saves R1.5 million per year

Cable manufacturer saves R1.5 million per year

Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is an African cable manufacturer. The company manufactures an extensive range of electrical cables for application in power generation, transmission and distribution; infrastructure (rail, ports, and airports); petrochemical; mining as well as building and construction. The company decided to implement an Energy Management System at its Standford […]


Irish pharmaceuticals company saves €800k with ISO 50001

Irish pharmaceuticals company saves €800k with ISO 50001

AbbVie Ireland in Sligo, is a licensed high containment facility for the manufacture of a wide range of pharmaceuticals. The company decided to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001 in order to improve energy efficiency, reduce their CO2 footprint, and to reduce their overall energy costs. Since implementation, it has delivered annual energy efficiency savings […]


3M saves $400k with ISO 50001 at Korean plant

3M saves $400k with ISO 50001 at Korean plant

Korea Naju plant, a 3M international subsidiary, worked with KEA (Korea Energy Agency), to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001. As a result, the Naju plant reduced energy usage by 41,136 GJ and achieved a 7.14% energy performance improvement, saving over $400,000 during 2014/2015. Further information is available in this factsheet on the Clean Energy […]


Furniture manufacturer reduces energy consumption by 5% per unit.

Furniture manufacturer reduces energy consumption by 5% per unit.

Global Wood Concepts Ltd. is a Toronto-based company that designs and manufactures high-quality office furniture for standard and custom installations. Established in 1986, it ships about 700 units per day to customers across Canada and the United States. Since the company achieved ISO 50001 accredited certification, it has realised significant energy savings across several energy […]


Chrysler saves over $2m with accredited certification (ISO 50001)

Chrysler saves over $2m with accredited certification (ISO 50001)

Chrysler, the US car manufacturer, achieved accredited certification to ISO 50001 at its Brampton assembly plant in Canada. The driver for certification was to improve environmental performance and to cut energy costs. The plant has achieved savings of over $2 million, including $110,000 in annual electricity costs through lighting control systems, and almost $2 million […]


US Manufacturer saves $700k per year with accredited EnMS

US Manufacturer saves $700k per year with accredited EnMS

Cummins, a global engine manufacturer, worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an Energy Management System (EnMS) at its plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. It generated a 12.6% improvement in energy performance, resulting in savings of over $700,000 per year. The cost to implement the energy management […]


IBM plant cuts energy consumption by 9.2% and saves CAD$550,000 per year

IBM plant cuts energy consumption by 9.2% and saves CAD$550,000 per year

The Bromont plant, located 80 kilometres east of Montréal, is IBM’s largest semiconductor assembly and testing facility and its only manufacturing plant in Canada. By adopting accredited certification to ISO 50001, IBM Bromont achieved 9.2% energy conservation and saved CAD $550,000 in 2013. The plant averaged an annual reduction in total energy use of more […]


Welding wire and manufacturing plant cuts energy consumption by 22%

Welding wire and manufacturing plant cuts energy consumption by 22%

The Lincoln Electric Company of Canada, a large multinational employing over 10,000 staff, has a Welding wire and manufacturing plant in Toronto, Ontario. The plant has three divisions housed in one facility, each with different energy needs. Two divisions produce steel welding wire, and the third makes industrial welding machines. Lincoln Electric sells diesel-driven DC […]


Toyota (South Africa) saves US$360k with ISO 50001

Toyota (South Africa) saves US$360k with ISO 50001

The implementation of an Energy Management System (EnMS) at Toyota SA resulted in a reduction in electricity usage which has translated into cost-savings of more than R4.8 million over a two-year period. The company also generated energy savings of GWh 8.15 across its 14 plants, and reduced its GHG emissions by 7,804 tons. Further information […]


Producer of car parts saves US$333,000 with ISO 50001

Producer of car parts saves US$333,000 with ISO 50001

Johnson Matthey, a British company established in 1817, is a global manufacturer of automotive components, specifically autocatalysts. In response to the increase in energy costs, JMSA Germiston signed up with the IEE Project in 2012 as a candidate plant for the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. As part of the implementation of […]


Steel Company saves USD 7.6m in year 1 with ISO 50001

Steel Company saves USD 7.6m in year 1 with ISO 50001

ArcelorMittal Saldanha Works is part of the South African steel industry, producing Hot Rolled Coil (HRC) steel products in Saldanha Bay, located on the West Coast of South Africa. Rising electricity and energy prices combined with the global and South African economic downturn have impacted on the plant’s competitiveness, while at the same time the […]


3M cuts energy costs by 15.2% with ISO 50001

3M cuts energy costs by 15.2% with ISO 50001

3M Company, the US Chemicals company, implemented a successful energy management system (EnMS) at its Brockville production plant in Canada. In 2012, the Brockville plant obtained certification of the ISO 50001 global EnMS standard. Accredited certification has achieved significant operational cost savings. 3M’s Brockville plant achieved a 15.2% improvement in energy intensity relative to 2010 […]


Dairy Producer saves 21% of energy costs, while increasing production by 42%

Dairy Producer saves 21% of energy costs, while increasing production by 42%

Darigold, a dairy and food processing company based in the United States, implemented an energy management system across their business which enabled them to make huge cost savings and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Despite energy cost volatility and constantly changing utility rates, Darigold’s energy strategy has resulted in a 21% energy intensity reduction (BTU/lb) […]


Thai Chemical company saves USD 9.4m

Thai Chemical company saves USD 9.4m

PTT Chemical Public Company in Thailand saved USD 9.4 million in 2010 from increased plant reliability, reduced off-specification product, and lower energy and ethylene consumption by applying standards. The company also calculated that standards contributed 3% of sales revenue for total high density polyethylene. Further information is available in a factsheet.  


Standards contribute ZAR 147.5 million (USD 19.8 million) annually for cement producer

Standards contribute ZAR 147.5 million (USD 19.8 million) annually for cement producer

Pretoria Portland Cement Company of South Africa, calculated an annual total financial impact of standards on total revenue at 2.5%, based on savings in R&D, procurement, production / operations and sales and marketing functions. It also calculated a 12% reduction in time used to negotiate contractual agreements as a result of implementing standards in the […]


Food factory saves over $528,000 in energy costs with ISO 50001

Food factory saves over $528,000 in energy costs with ISO 50001

As one of the top three producers of premium pineapples with the largest facility in the world, Great Giant Pineapple (GGP) in Indonesia implemented ISO 50001 to improve energy performance. In the first two years of implementation, GGP made a total energy saving of 221,535.41 GJ, reduced CO2e emission by 18,908.87 Ton CO2e and made […]


Development Bank of Japan uses accredited certification to assess loan premiums

Development Bank of Japan uses accredited certification to assess loan premiums

In Japan, the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) provide more attractive loan rates and discounted insurance premiums to commercial businesses that have taken steps to increase their resilience in case of emergency. The bank screens a number of metrics on business continuity, preparedness, and mitigation before setting loan premiums. The Bank recognises Accredited certification of a […]


FSSC 22000 accepted by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

FSSC 22000 accepted by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

In its supervision of individual businesses in the food production sector, the NVWA takes into consideration whether or not the business is certified by a safety assurance scheme that has been proven to meet the NVWA criteria. This means that participation in such a scheme, like FSSC 22000, can both enhance the business image and […]


Businesses earn reduced environmental levies recognition through accredited certification of ISO 14001

Businesses earn reduced environmental levies recognition through accredited certification of ISO 14001

The UK Environment Agency recognises the value of accredited certification to ISO 14001 in providing an indication of a business’ commitment to meeting its environmental obligations. Businesses with accredited certification to ISO 14001 receive credit under the Integrated Pollution and Prevention and Control legislation resulting in reduced environmental levies for businesses and reduced inspection requirements […]


Annual energy cost reductions of 13% and 11% with ISO 50001

Annual energy cost reductions of 13% and 11% with ISO 50001

Following the implementation of ISO 50001 in 2014, LG Chem’s Ochang plant set a goal to reduce energy cost by 10% each year. The Ochang plant pursues energy savings by conducting self-assessments to seek more cost-saving opportunities. As result of monthly report assessments of its energy use and GHG, the Ochang plant achieved an energy cost reduction […]


Electronics firms saves $32,357 with ISO 50001

Electronics firms saves $32,357 with ISO 50001

Schneider Electric , a French Multinational, develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, and efficient. The company adopted ISO 50001 certification in order to maximise energy performance. Following the certification, the business’ energy performance increased by 10.5%, with savings totalling $32,480 over 3 years. Full details […]


ISO 50001 saves cement plant in Canada $2,071,309

ISO 50001 saves cement plant in Canada $2,071,309

St Marys Cement, a division of Votorantim Cimentos, a Brazilian company and one of world’s top 10 cement producers, implemented ISO 50001 to improve the management of its energy consumption. In the first full year after ISO 50001 certification, one of its plants was able to produce 117,840 equivalent tons more product than during the previous year […]


247% return on ISO 50001 certification for Standard Bank

247% return on ISO 50001 certification for Standard Bank

The Standard Bank Global Leadership Centre became Africa’s first ISO50001 certified commercial facility. The rising cost of energy and growing consumption levels led the bank to seek ways of managing their energy performance. Accredited certification enable the business to improve its energy performance by 10.9%, leading to cost savings of $64,500. The cost to implement the […]


ISO 50001 payback in less than 2 months for cement business

ISO 50001 payback in less than 2 months for cement business

Star Cement, a cement producer in the United Arab Emirates, generated the following benefits from their ISO 50001 certification in the first three months: Energy Performance Improvement (%) of 5.87% Cost saving of US$ 228,064 for the period Oct’16 to Dec’16 A Payback period on EnMS implementation of less than 2 months Full details of the […]


Telecoms company improves energy performance by 21% with ISO 50001

Telecoms company improves energy performance by 21% with ISO 50001

TIM is the largest communications company in Italy and accounts for about 1% of the whole national energy consumption. Following its decision to gain accredited certification to ISO 50001, it has improved its energy performance by 21% in 12 months, leading to savings of US$961,126. The payback period for the adoption of ISO 50001 is therefore […]


ADNOC saves US $150 million in energy costs over 3 years

ADNOC saves US $150 million in energy costs over 3 years

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is a state-owned oil and gas company that manages, produces and preserves Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon resource. ADNOC has received significant benefit from adopting accredited certification to ISO 50001 in 2014. To date, its energy performance has improved 6% from the 2014 baseline. In terms of energy, this is […]


Arabian Cement Company saves $8.74m from ISO 50001

Arabian Cement Company saves $8.74m from ISO 50001

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has a production capacity of 5 million tons per year of high quality cement for the local and international markets. In 2014, the Egyptian government started to phase out energy subsidies, and so the business gained accredited certification to ISO 50001 to improve its energy performance. The adoption of an EnMS […]


ISO 50001 reduces Mutua Madrileña costs by 7.5% per year

ISO 50001 reduces Mutua Madrileña costs by 7.5% per year

Mutua Madrileña, a large insurance and real-estate company, that adopted accredited certification to ISO 50001 to achieve greater resource efficiency. Since ISO 50001 implementation in March 2014, the business has reduced its environmental footprint by 21.9%, and lowered its electrical and gas consumption by 20.5% and 27.7% respectively. The total cost savings since implementation equate to […]


Nissan Saves $9.4 Million by Implementing ISO 50001

Nissan Saves $9.4 Million by Implementing ISO 50001

Nissan Motor Company, a leading multinational car manufacturer, has adopted accredited certification to ISO 50001 at all three of its U.S. plants, saving close to 1,600 billion Btu of primary energy and $9.4 million in energy costs annually. Data from two certified sites show that about two-thirds of the energy savings were achieved with no capital investment, […]


Accredited Waste Management Scheme generates £17m saving

Accredited Waste Management Scheme generates £17m saving

Green Compass, a waste management scheme, has improved the waste management service and reduced Wales’ dependence on landfill. Both help meet the ambition of Environment Strategy, One Wales: One Planet for no additional landfill by 2026. Eighty waste management companies have been accredited, verifying the diversion of 2,081,566 tonnes of waste. Since 2009, Green Compass firms […]


Competing on a level playing field with larger rivals

Competing on a level playing field with larger rivals

Conematic Heating Systems, a privately owned company employing about 20 people, is a supplier of home heating technology, supplying advanced heating appliances to the North American domestic market. As a small company with only large competitors in the heating industry, scalability is imperative if Conematic is to accelerate production and compete with larger competitors. ISO 9001 provides […]


Up to 28% insurance premium reduction with Health & Safety certification

Up to 28% insurance premium reduction with Health & Safety certification

Italy’s Workers’ Compensation Authority, INAIL, the national governmental institute for insurance against accidents at work, offers businesses up to 28% on the cost of insurance premiums for businesses who hold accredited certification to the Health and Safety management systems standard, OHSAS 18001. INAIL can offer lower premiums as it has seen that OHSAS 18001 has […]


Accreditation reduces the need for regulatory audits and the associated costs

Accreditation reduces the need for regulatory audits and the associated costs

Accreditation of laboratories under the Drinking Water Testing Standard Scheme (DWTS) significantly reduces the burden of Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) audits, as the need for the Regulator to routinely audit or inspect the laboratory is removed. Conversely, if a laboratory chooses not to adopt DWTS, they will be subject to risk-based vertical audits, including audits […]


Italian Study identifies the benefits of accredited H&S management systems

Italian Study identifies the benefits of accredited H&S management systems

A study carried out by Accredia, the Italian Accreditation Body, INAIL, a public insurer, and AICQ, the Italian Quality Institute, has identified that companies with accredited certification of their health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001) provides businesses with a number of benefits. A total of large, medium and small 238 organisations responded to a […]


Insurance association: Standards and Accreditation support risk and add value (2018)

Insurance association: Standards and Accreditation support risk and add value (2018)

AIRMIC, the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce, has published a white paper on the value that standards and accredited conformity assessment can play in the management of risk. The report states that there is plenty of evidence that organisations perform better when they adopt voluntary quality standards, yet for the most […]


12 year study in Brazil shows direct link between QMS Certification and increased sales revenue

12 year study in Brazil shows direct link between QMS Certification and increased sales revenue

Research conducted in Brazil on 44 ISO 9000 certified companies over a 12 year period demonstrated that QMS certification has a direct link to increased sales revenue, reduced cost of goods sold and increased asset turnover ratio. The nature of the companies surveyed also enables the report to conclude that a variety of organisations can […]


The value of ISO 9001 for businesses

The value of ISO 9001 for businesses

To gain insight into the impact of ISO 9001 certification on businesses, the Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) and UNIDO jointly conducted a survey into the effectiveness of ISO 9000 quality management system certification in China. The results showed that: 43% said that the most important reason was to gain market access or to respond […]


What ISO standards can do for you as an SME

What ISO standards can do for you as an SME

As a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) looking to expand your business, this ISO brochure shows you how ISO International Standards can enhance your business as they have done for thousands of other small enterprises before you.


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