Additional ISO Certifications We Offer in Nogales, Arizona (AZ)
Regulations, legal requirements, and a large list of norms are things companies in Nogales, Arizona have to worry about since standards such as ISO 9001, AS9100, and other ISOs can make them stop operating—or not be able to start. If you are not familiar with all the requirements you have to fulfill as an organization, do your best to start looking for them.
It isn’t a secret there are mandatory regulations and standards companies need to follow in order to operate but also, guarantee the best services and products to their customers. However, it is very common to miss them and think that generic regulations are the only ones required when ISOs, in particular, is very crucial for every company. Now, if they are so relevant, where should you start when there are so many standards to meet?
To begin with, not all companies have to implement every ISO they read about or get to know. Some standards are generic and mandatory, but many others are specialized for organizations in specific industries. Meanwhile, you also have voluntary ISOs that give you the option to implement them or not. For these, it is about evaluating how beneficial they are for your company and if it is worth investing time and resources to get certified.
With that said, getting certified in any normative isn’t simple nor easy since you have to address many other areas of your company besides the one it is aiming for. At IQC The ISO Pros, we can help you to implement your standards from zero, where you left them, or get you trained in the one you need for your organization. We have been in the ISO industry for over 15 years and we’re confident you will be able to implement the standard properly and get certified thanks to our training.
Or you can always allow our professionals to implement it for you to guarantee you’re able to obtain the certification during the first official audit for it. With that said, in what standards can we help you with? Since the list is very long, there are many mandatory and voluntary ones, it is common to think we can help you with only a few. However, we have added most of the generic ones but also specialized for different companies according to their industries.
Quality management system standards
- ISO 9001.
It’s the international standard for the quality management system of any company regardless of its size, type, activities, and industry, to ensure it meets customer satisfaction and improves its processes to obtain the desired final product.
- Automotive IATF 16949.
Specifically aimed for the automotive quality management system to ensure the parts, products, and equipment for the aerospace supply chain meet customers’ needs and are only of high-quality.
- Medical Devices ISO 13485.
Medical device manufacturers need to meet very specific requirements when it comes to the final products they offer to their customers. Therefore, ISO 13485 sets new guidelines to guarantee the company is able to provide top devices while also guaranteeing optimal performance.
- Body Armor BA 9000.
Known as a voluntary standard, this normative aims for the quality of equipment and body armor manufactured for companies in the industry that can achieve better results and products by following and meeting the established norms and requirements.
- Aerospace AS9100.
Aimed for the quality management system of the aerospace company to ensure electronic parts, pieces, and any type of component won’t be defective and can satisfy the customer.
Mandatory and voluntary standards for organizations
- Anti-Bribery ISO 37001.
Helps companies to establish an anti-bribery management system regardless of their activities and industry to address and prevent risks, threats, and leaks that could put them in danger.
- Automotive Core Tools (APQP, AQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, R&M).
Focused on the automotive industry, each core tool has a different goal in the systems of the companies, but all of them help to improve processes and communication between the suppliers and customers.
- Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Levels 1-5.
Allows companies to set goals based on their maturity and capability levels to ensure they not only improve their processes but also grow and address all problems and risks.
- Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
Established by the U.S. Department of Defense to ensure companies in the DIB have a certain level of cybersecurity to prevent threats, risks, and any type of leaks of information and data from the company or third-parties involved with it.
- Counterfeits AS6081.
Focused on the aerospace industry to address the number of fraudulent parts that enter the supply chain and reduce them by establishing, maintaining, and improving a security management system.
- Energy ISO 50001 and SEP.
Helps companies to establish an efficient and effective energy system by following the guidelines in ISO 50001 and taking part in the Superior Energy Performance program.
- Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) ISO 45001.
Aims to establish efficient and effective health and safety measures to prevent work-related accidents that involve your workers and any visitors in the company. All this is achieved by establishing and improving an occupational health and safety management system in the company.
- Forestry SFI ATFS (Sustainable Forestry).
Created for a non-profit organization focused on the forestry field and the world’s largest forestry organization to help companies meet responsibilities related to the green areas used for their operations and facilities.
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ITAR.
Focused on protecting and regulating the exports of defense and military-related technologies and equipment that were made in the USA to prevent any illegal use and protect the country from leaks and other risks.
- Laboratory Accreditation ISO 17025.
Laboratories need the accreditation to show and demonstrate they are competent to be able to offer their services to customers and any type of clients.
- Packaging ISO 15378.
Required for pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers to ensure they use high-quality materials and methods for the primary packaging of all the products and devices available in the market.
- Gluten-Free Certification (GFC).
Companies and organizations in the supply chain that produce gluten-free food need to demonstrate they have followed all the required standards to ensure they are optimal for human consumption.
- Food Safety ISO 22000.
Provides guidelines to ensure companies have safe and healthy processes to obtain the final product and guarantees it won’t affect anyone’s health while consuming it.
- Food Safety Modernization Act FDA FSMA.
Related to foodborne illness, the standard focuses on preventing them instead of addressing and finding solutions after they are present.
- Telecommunications TL 9000.
Set all the requirements and guidelines for companies in the ICT to obtain high-quality products and offer top results to meet customer satisfaction.
- IT Service ISO/IEC 20000-1.
Aimed for the IT management system of a company to ensure it follows regulations and standards to guarantee it offers top services for all clients and customers regardless of the type and industry of the organization.
- Ethical Sourcing SQFI.
Allows a company to follow responsible and sustainable processes to obtain products and guarantee they are optimal and met every requirement.
- Facility Management ISO 41001.
Focuses on improving processes and make them more efficient and effective to meet customer satisfaction and gain more relevance and be competitive in the international market.
- Responsible Care RC14001.
Chemical companies are able to obtain better results in health, quality, and many other areas, processes, and sections to bring value to the business.
- Supply Chain ISO 28000.
Addresses the need of establishing and maintaining a security management system in the supply chain of any industry and company to prevent defective and low-quality products or items to enter it.
- Audit Management Systems ISO 19011.
It is the generic and international standard for companies and organizations that want or need to perform audits. The ISO sets guidelines to know how to create, maintain, and perform any type of audit.
- Asset Management ISO 55001.
Companies can reduce risks, threats, improve processes, and have control over them by following the guidelines and obtain control over the lifecycle of assets, which also brings more efficiency and effectiveness to the company.
We can do more than just help you with ISOs
Although our company is able to help you with implementing standards and train or advise you with them, we are also able to assist with audits and conduct them. This is why we have 8 different audits we are able to perform for you:
- Outsourced Internal Auditing.
Focused on the internal audit of a company but performed by a third-party instead in order to find any irregularities that were ignored or missed during the company’s internal audit on its own.
- Virtual Internal Auditing.
We perform our internal audits—or help you to conduct yours—remotely and without face-to-face meetings nor paperwork involved.
- Second Party Audits.
Requested by a customer to perform an audit on a supplier to determine if it has met all the mandatory requirements and can guarantee customer satisfaction.
- Supplier Audits.
Focuses on determining if the supplier meets all the mandatory standards and regulations that aim for the quality management system and if it implemented voluntary ones for its improvement.
- Supplier Evaluation.
Consists of evaluating a supplier based on its results and information to determine its potential and if it can help the customer with its needs.
- Compliance Audits.
It’s an independent audit performed by the company to determine if it has met every legal requirement and guideline to continue operating and improve its processes to boost its growth.
- Pre-assessment Audits.
It is a previous audit before the official one that focuses on determining if the organization met all the requirements in the ISO it wants to get certified in.
- Documentation Audit/Desk Audit.
Evaluates the role and work of an employee in a company to determine if he or she is being compensated accordingly to its job. If it isn’t the case, an increase in the salary or compensation is required.
Start implementing your standards today
At IQC The ISO Pros, our experts will assist you in the process of implementing any of the previous standards. Or get you trained in it to ensure you are able to handle the implementation and future requirements after every revision. We want you to be able to operate and offer the best for your clients. However, keep in mind that standards are also a way for your company to grow.
Therefore, it is also about what you will be able to achieve when getting certified, which is why we encourage you to look forward to implementing one or as many as you need and want. Our professionals at IQC The ISO Pros are available in Nogales, Arizona, and throughout the state to help you with every step. Just contact us and we will be there for you.