In our globalized world, ISO Certification holds a tremendous significance in supply chains, sustainability and society at large. From ensuring credibility to demanding best practices, ISO certifications is a way to maintain integrity in the trade of goods and services.
Do you ever wonder where the products you buy come from, where they were made, by whom and under what circumstances? Most of consumers are not as invested in their purchasing decisions, leaving that indispensable task to companies and manufacturers. Therefore, companies have a big responsibility when it comes to choosing their suppliers. Choosing to working with ISO certified companies can help simplify the selection process. Let’s take a look why.
A little over a year ago, a woman in Arizona purchased a purse from Walmart. Inside, she found a mysterious note in Chinese describing harsh labor conditions at a prison in Guangxi, China. The unidentified person wrote that prisoners work 14-hour days without breaks and endure beatings for unfinished work. While there is no easy way of fully verifying the authenticity of that note, it definitely raises a valid concern. We need to ensure our suppliers are safe.
Being an ISO certified company is a critical indicator that the supplier’s products are reliable and safe. Take it as an outside, objective validation that the business runs effectively. While it is important to note that ISO certifications do not certify products specifically, to receive a certificate, companies must develop a management system of processes that ensure all aspects of an activity are acceptable and dependable. Furthermore, it makes sure that risks and issues are identified and appropriately dealt with.
An international business language
The ethics of business practices are universal and ISO standards are made up of internationally recognized requirements for all businesses worldwide to use, regardless of their size or scope of activity. This means that no matter where your company does business in, you can use ISO certifications as a benchmark for reliability anywhere.
ISO certifications create a basis for improving society at large through business. A company with an ISO certification demonstrates their willingness and effort and their commitment to quality and credibility.
There is a whole story behind a shopping label and tag and in the pursuit of sustainability and transparency, choosing to work with ISO certified suppliers is a great starting point.
QMS in an accredited registrar that certifies companies in ISO standards. You can reach out to us at anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.