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ISO Certification in Guwahati

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Why ISO Certification Required in Guwahati, Assam

What is ISO?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The adoption of an international standard on various management systems for an organization that can help to improve its overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives. Also, ISO certification from the third party means conformity to its management system. The management system is the set of activities and processes that are designed to achieve the desired goal towards continual improvement of the organization.

What is ISO Certification?

ISO certification gives credibility to the certifying organization. It shows the organizational ability to consistently provide its product/services that meets customer satisfaction and legal compliances, the ability to demonstrate conformity to specified management system requirements. ISO certification is they will demonstrate the conformity on a specified management system of the organization which is provided by an accredited certification body.

Types of ISO Certification

ISO 9001 QMS – Quality Management System

This is a Quality Management System standard focusing the customer satisfaction, process/product conformity and overall quality perspective of the organization to consistently perform and continually improve based on the framework provided by the standard. Currently the available standard is ISO 9001:2015

ISO 14001 EMS – Environment Management System

This is an Environmental Management system standard focusing on prevention of Environment pollution, resource depletion and environment protection that may get harm due to organizational process activities, product handling, and usage. The purpose of the standard is to protect the environment and surroundings of the organization to consistently perform. Currently the available standard is ISO 14001:2015

ISO 22000 FSMS – Food Safety Management System, ISO Certification in Guwahati

This is the Food Safety Management System standard that focusing on safe food products right from its processing – manufacturing – handling – packaging – transporting and sale of the product by an organization. This is all about food safety to consistently perform and continually improve based on the framework provided by the standard. Currently available standard is ISO 22000:2018

ISO 27000 ISMS – Information Security Management System

This is the Management System standard that focusing on information security, data security, Security of Confidential Business information. This is all about information security to consistently perform and continually improve based on the framework provided by the standard. Currently, the available standard is ISO 27000:2013. By Effectively Implementation of information security controls, Risk Assessment, Risk Treatments

ISO 45001 OHSMS – Occupational Health and Safety Management System -ISO Certification in Guwahati

This is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System standard focusing on Occupational Health Safety within organizational activities that may harm or can cause injury or fatal risk or Ill Health to the persons associated with the activities. It is all about the OHS safety and health of the personnel associated/engaged with the organization and enhancing the OHS performance of an organization, by OHS Risk Analysis and participation of all employee including workers. Currently, the available standard is ISO 45001:2018

HACCP Certification

HACCP – This is Hazard Analysis and Critical control points based on food safety

 Guwahati, Assam

Assam is well known for its Agro-based industry especially tea gardening and processing, its mineral-based industry and forest-based sectors and others. Industries in Assam can be broadly classified into four categories – Agro-based Industry, Mineral- based Industry, Forest-based Industry, Other Industries.

Agro-based industries include – Tea processing Industry, Sugar Industry, Grain Mill Products Industry (Rice, Oil and Flour Mill), Food Processing Industry and Textile Industry.

Mineral-based industries include – Petroleum, Cement, and Fertilizer and so on.

Forest-based Industries include – Plywood Industry, Sawing Mill, Wooden Furniture, Paper, and Paper-pulp Industry, Match Industry and other important industries of Assam are notably Engineering Industry, Steel Fabrication, Metal-based, Textile, etc.

Why ISO certification required

Nowadays each organization wants to increase its customer base and to enhance customer satisfaction to retain its business and to grow up, to maintain its existence, to withstand the competition and nowadays it’s a customer demand apart from other requirements to get ISO certified. ISO provides a framework to consistently perform and continually improve to achieve its goals towards a specified management system.

Agro-based industry’s best suitable standard for this sector is QMS (ISO 9001), EMS (ISO 14001), FSMS (ISO 22000) and OHSMS (ISO 45001) in combine or individual.

Mineral-based industries’ best suitable standard for this sector is QMS (ISO 9001), EMS (ISO 14001) and OHSMS (ISO 45001) in combine or individual.

The integrated management system includes standards in combine those are –

QMS (ISO 9001) + EMS (ISO 14001) + OHSMS (ISO 45001)

QMS (ISO 9001) + EMS (ISO 14001)

QMS (ISO 9001) + OHSMS (ISO 45001)

EMS (ISO 14001) + OHSMS (ISO 45001)

QMS (ISO 9001) + EMS (ISO 14001)

Other certification that include Third Party Inspection i.e. (TPI)

Forest-based Industry’s best suitable standard for this sector is QMS (ISO 9001), EMS (ISO 14001) and OHSMS (ISO 45001) in combine or individual. Other certification that includes Third Party Inspection i.e. (TPI)

How to get ISO Certification in Guwahati Assam

Before going for ISO Certification, the organization needs to know they need requirements of certification which means why ISO Certification required, which standard certification, Standard requirements and its compliances and ideology for certification. Before ISO Certification organization needs to implement its specified management system, a system that promises its purposes of establishment through consistently perform. Below are the stages of ISO Certification

  • Standard Implementation
  • Verifying the effectiveness of the established specified management system through Internal Audit
  • Conducting Management Review Meetings
  • Application for specified ISO Certification through by accredited Certification Body
  • Document Review / Stage 1 Audit done from Third Party / An accredited Certification Body (Subject to closure of identified Major / Minor NC’s)
  • ISO Certification / Stage 2 Audit done from Third Party / An accredited Certification Body (Subject to closure of identified Major / Minor NC’s)
  • ISO Certified organization

How to Implement the ISO Standard

  • Do the Cap Analysis referring to ISO requirements and Current Business practice of the organization.
  • Implement the Gap identified
  • Documents the same
  • Provide the Training to all the relevant persons
  • Monitor the Effectiveness of Implementation of ISO Standard
  • Make the Changes, if the objective of Implementation is not meet
  • Review and correct the documents
  • Keep monitoring the Performance unless until object meets

What is the Quality Management System (ISO 9001)

This is Management System standard focusing the customer satisfaction, process/product conformity and overall quality perspective of the organization to consistently perform and continually improve based on the framework provided by the standard. Currently, the available standard is ISO 9001:2015 i.e. Quality Management System.

What are the requirements of QMS (ISO 9001) – QMS is the set of policies, procedures, processes that are required for planning and execution of product/services. The structured way of delivering quality products/ services are supported by documented information.

Documented Information required by ISO 9001 standard

  • Quality Manual
  • Quality Policy
  • Scope of the Quality Management System
  • Statement of applicability of QMS
  • Internal and External issue register related to the organizational activities and its impact on the organization, its assessment, and opportunities for improvement
  • Needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Appointment of team leader and his responsibilities for the effective implementation of QMS within the organization
  • Job description
  • Preventive and Breakdown Maintenance register
  • Maintenance plan
  • Calibration plan
  • Calibration of monitoring and measuring instruments / equipments and its traceability to national/international standard
  • Competence matrix
  • Competence evaluation
  • Training plan, its attendance and effectiveness verification
  • Master list of documents and records and its accessibility, verification, changes, and controls
  • Communication procedure Internal and external
  • Operational planning and control document
  • Work Instructions
  • Quality plan
  • Customer specifications/work orders / Agreements, its review and acceptance
  • Design and development (If Applicable) planning, inputs to the design, Design review and verification, Design validation, Output of design and changes in design/revisions
  • Purchase procedures, supplier list, and their evaluation/assessment
  • Outsourced processes and its control
  • Material Inward inspection and verification
  • Production planning, Monitoring reports
  • In-process inspection
  • Product identification and its traceability during the production phase and dispatch
  • Customer property (if any) retention, verification, identification, and its control
  • Post-delivery activities (if any)
  • Product Final Inspection / Pre dispatch inspection report
  • Rework/rejection register and its correction and corrective action
  • Internal audit plan, audit summary record, Non-compliance document, and corrective and preventive action.
  • Management review record
  • Objective monitoring record
  • Continual improvement plan
  • Correction and corrective actions

How to Implement QMS within the organization!!!

For effective implementation of this standard organization needs its Top Management commitment to resource provision, ensuring integration of the quality management system standard requirements into its business processes, supporting to relevant roles of the organizations to demonstrate their leadership and its application to their core areas.

For effective implementation, the organization needs to

  • Provide training within the organization to improve the skills of employees along with ISO awareness
  • Implementation of documented information and verification of its effectiveness and control
  • Complying applicable legal requirements that organization access
  • Conducting internal audit and management reviews and fulfilling/minimizing non-compliances that are observed

How much does it cost to get ISO 9001 certification?

Costing of ISO 9001 certifications depends upon organizations size, its understanding, its complexity, and certifications cost comprising ISO registration/application fees, Stage 1 / document review fees, Stage 2 / Certification audit fees and thereafter surveillance charges that will be conducted after 12 and 24 months after the initial ISO certification of the organization.

How do I get ISO 9001 certified?

Organizations going for ISO 9001 certification first needs to implement the ISO 9001 standard within the organization, conduct the internal audit and management reviews, close all internal findings that are observed during the internal audit, comply with the applicable legal requirements and then apply for ISO 9001 certification to the accredited certification body. Get Stage 1 and 2 audits done and close audit findings if any and get the ISO 9001 certification. Thereafter conduct a surveillance audit as per stipulated time and get the ISO certificate renewals.

How long does it take to get ISO 9001 certified?

Usually effective ISO implementation to certification takes 2 to 3 months for an organization, but there is no such time period fixed, it depends upon organizations understanding level, its ability to consistently perform, its performance delivery, its peoples and their coordination/involvement, resources of the organization i.e. man, machine, material, and machinery. Audit time informed by the certification body.

What are the benefits of ISO 9001?

  • The globally known practice adopted by the organization
  • Happy customer / enhanced customer satisfaction
  • Minimized process and product lapses
  • Improved reporting and communication
  • Legal compliance
  • Consistent output / performance delivery
  • Product compliance
  • Minimized customer complaints
  • Risk-based thinking
  • Peoples involvement
  • Increased productivity
  • Systematic approach
  • Enhanced competence/skills of the employees

Who gives ISO certification?

ISO certification is done by an accredited certification body, hence organizations seeking ISO certification needs to find the reputed and well-established certification body for ISO certification

ISO 14001  EMS – Environment Management System

This is a Management System standard that focuses on environmental pollution due to organizational activities, resource depletion and prevention & control on it, organizations’ contribution to environmental sustainability and its responsibility towards environment protection and cure.

What are the requirements of EMS (ISO 14001) –

The requirements of this standard are applicable to any organization regardless of size, location, and maturity level. General requirements that include

  • Implementing Environmental policy that reflects organizations commitment for Environment management system
  • Appointment of Team leader/environment coordinator, responsible for effective implementation and coordination of EMS
  • Identification of potential environmental aspects, its impact on the environment and its operational control planning and execution
  • Environmental compliance requirements
  • Developing and monitoring environmental objectives, targets, and programs
  • Organizations performance evaluation towards EMS
  • Performance monitoring and measurement
  • Management Review Meetings and its output
  • Continuous improvement of the environmental performance of the organization

What are the difficulties in the implementation of ISO 14001?

  • Improper waste handling/disposal
  • Legal compliance
  • Identification of environmental aspects and their impact
  • To ensure that the resulting collection of policies, procedures, processes, and records meet the needs of the company while still allowing the improvement of the system. Improvement of the system is one of the main reasons for implementing an EMS, as it benefits the company in the long run.

What are the benefits of ISO 14001 certification?

  • Prompt resource utilization and cost-saving in waste, recycling, and consumption
  • Enhanced control over the processes/product that ensures environmental protection and prevention of pollution
  • Organizations enhanced ability to consistently perform and achieve the goal towards environment sustainability
  • Enhanced Knowledge and performance delivery on life cycle perspective of the product

Is ISO 14001 a legal requirement?

No ISO 14001 is not a legal requirement but it states about identification and compliance of the applicable legal requirements related to organizational environmental aspects. These requirements are taken into account at the time of Implementation, establishment, and maintenance of the organization’s environmental management system. The organization may find out applicable environmental regulations on government portals i.e. environmental protection in charge, central or state pollution control boards, etc.

Why ISO 14001 certification is important to an organization?

  • It addresses organizations’ environmental responsibilities and their contribution to environmental sustainability.
  • This standard can be used to assure interested parties that it has an effective environmental management system is in place.
  • Achieving a balance between the environment, society and the economy

What procedures and records are required by ISO 14001?

Documented Information required by this standard is

  • EMS Manual
  • Environmental Policy reflecting organizations commitment towards Environment sustainability, pollution prevention, and compliance obligations
  • Scope of the Environment Management System
  • Statement of applicability of EMS
  • Internal and External issue register related to the organizational activities and its impact on the organization, its assessment, and opportunities for improvement
  • Needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Appointment of team leader/environment coordinator and his responsibilities for the effective implementation of EMS within the organization
  • Job description
  • Environmental aspects and its impact register and its control
  • Competence matrix
  • Competence evaluation
  • Training plan, its attendance and effectiveness verification
  • Master list of documents and records and its accessibility, verification, changes, and controls
  • Communication procedure Internal and external
  • Operational planning and control document
  • Emergency planning
  • Mock drill records
  • Environmental performance monitoring and measurement
  • Compliance obligations register / record
  • Internal audit plan, audit summary record, Noncompliance document, and corrective and preventive action.
  • Management review record
  • Objective monitoring record
  • Continual improvement plan
  • Correction and corrective actions

ISO 14001 certification process

EMS i.e. ISO 14001 certification process comprises –

  • Effective implementation of the Environment management system
  • Maintaining updated documented information
  • Legal compliances
  • Evaluating effectiveness i.e. conducting an internal audit and closing audit findings in internal audit
  • Conduct management reviews and its output
  • Application for ISO registration
  • Conducting Stage 1 and 2 audits subject to closure of all NC’s
  • Obtain the certification
  • Conduct surveillance audit as per 12 and 24 months interval before the expiry of the certificate and get ISO renewal.

ISO 45001

What is OH&SMS (ISO 45001?) –

This is a Management System standard that provides a framework for managing OH&S risks. The intended outcomes of the OH&S management system are to prevent work-related injury and ill health to workers and to provide safe and healthy workplaces

What are the requirements of OH&SMS (ISO 45001) –

The requirements of this standard are applicable to any organization regardless of size, location, and maturity level. General requirements that include

  • Development and communication of Safety policy and objectives and related targets and programs
  • Needs and expectations of interested parties
  • Appointment of team leader/safety officer and his responsibilities for the effective implementation of EMS within the organization
  • Job description
  • HIRA register
  • Competence matrix
  • Competence evaluation
  • Training plan, its attendance and effectiveness verification
  • Master list of documents and records and its accessibility, verification, changes, and controls
  • Communication procedure Internal and external
  • Operational control plan
  • Emergency preparedness and response, mock drill records
  • Conduct an internal audit and management review meeting and maintain the record
  • OHSMS performance monitoring and measurement
  • Compliance obligations register / record
  • Accident / incident register. Investigation of accident/incident happened and its correction and preventive action.
  • Objective monitoring record
  • Continual improvement plan
  • Correction and corrective actions

What is the difference between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001?

  • Context of the organization: addressing internal and external issues relevant to the organizational activities
  • Workers and other interested parties: focus on needs and expectations for workers and other interested parties and worker involvement. This to systematically identify and understand factors that need to be managed through the management system.
  • Risk and opportunity management: organization has to determine, consider and, where necessary, take action to address any risks or opportunities that may impact (either positively or negatively) the ability of the management system to deliver its intended results, including enhanced health and safety at the workplace.
  • Leadership and management commitment: It has a stronger emphasis on top management to actively engage and take accountability for the effectiveness of the management system.
  • Inclusion of management of change, procurement.

What are the benefits of ISO 45001?

  • Minimized accidents, injuries and health issues
  • Prompt resource utilization
  • Enhanced control over the processes/product that ensures occupational health safety
  • Organizations enhanced ability to consistently perform and achieve the goal towards personnel safety

ISO 45001 certification cost?

Costing of ISO 45001 certifications depends upon organizations size, its understanding, its complexity and certifications cost comprising ISO registration/application fees, Stage 1 / document review fees, Stage 2 / Certification audit fees and thereafter surveillance charges that will be conducted after 12 and 24 months after the initial ISO certification of the organization.

ISO 45001 certification process

OH&SMS i.e. ISO 45001 certification process comprises –

  • Effective implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety management system
  • Maintaining updated documented information
  • Legal compliances
  • Evaluating effectiveness i.e. conducting an internal audit and closing audit findings in internal audit
  • Conduct management reviews and its output
  • Application for ISO registration
  • Conducting Stage 1 and 2 audits subject to closure of all NC’s
  • Obtain the certification
  • Conduct surveillance audit as per 12 and 24 months interval before the expiry of the certificate and get ISO renewal.

What is FSMS i.e. ISO 22000

Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork, Food processing, manufacturing, packaging, transport, and sales. FSMS is a system that focuses on and ensures food that does not have an adverse effect on human health.

It maps out what an organization needs to do to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to ensure that food is safe. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.

What are the requirements of FSMS?

ISO 22000 requires that organization to build a Food Safety Management System. This means that an organization will have a documented system in place and fully implemented throughout the facility that includes –

  • PRP (Prerequisite program)
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)
  • Interactive communication
  • Food Safety management system
  • Legal compliance

The ISO 22000 standard contains the specific requirements to be addressed by the Food Safety Management System. The standard requires food safety management system processes including –

  • Food Safety Policy of the organization, developed by top management.
  • Food safety objectives to drive the organizational effort to comply with
  • Documented information
  • Record of performance of the system
  • Establishing Food safety team and team leader
  • Communication procedure
  • Emergency plan
  • Setting Prerequisite programs (PRP), OPRP, HACCP and following the same
  • Traceability for product identification throughout the process
  • Procedure for withdrawals
  • Control of monitoring and measuring equipment
  • Correction and corrective actions
  • Conducting internal audit and management reviews
  • Updating and Improving the system

What is the difference between HACCP and ISO 22000?

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System and is a food safety system that prevents food safety from being compromised. ISO 22000 is an international standard according to ISO standards and has been created to guarantee the safety of the global food chain.

As a food organization, it must systematically look for critical points that affect the safety of food products that are handled by the company. All possible risks and associated risk management measures must be described in a HACCP plan.

ISO 22000 has been the standard for food safety and is based on HACCP guidelines in accordance with the management principles of ISO 9001. It is a globally accepted standard that forms the basis for an internationally valid ISO food safety certificate. Whereas HACCP is focused purely on food safety, ISO goes further. ISO also looks at business processes and structures

What is ISO certification in the food industry?

The consequences of unsafe food can be serious and ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards. International Standards are needed to ensure the safety of the global food supply chain. ISO 22000:2018 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. It can be used by any organization regardless of its size or position in the food chain.

What are the 7 principles of HACCP?

  • Hazard Analysis identifying significant hazards are likely to occur, that can be eliminated, prevented or controlled by HACCP plan
  • Identification of Critical Control Points where control can be applied for identified hazard and it can be eliminated, prevented, controlled or reduced to acceptable levels.
  • Establishing critical limits which are maximum/minimum value to which biological, chemical or physical parameters must be controlled at a CCP to prevent, eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level.
  • CCP Monitoring for the measurement of critical limits at each critical control point.
  • Establishing Corrective Action that followed when a deviation in critical limit occurs
  • Verification determines the validity of the HACCP plan and that the system is operating according to the plan.
  • Recordkeeping that can be used as the conformity of safe food product.

What is OPRP in ISO 22000?

This standard defines the operational prerequisite program (OPRP) as a plan that focuses on food safety. OPRP is a “PRP identified by the hazard analysis as essential in order to control the likelihood of food safety hazards and the contamination of food safety hazards in the product or in the processing environment.

What’s the difference between CCP, PRP, and OPRP?

A critical control point (CCP) is a step in the process where control can be applied and is essential to prevent or eliminate a food safety hazard or reduce it to an acceptable level.

A prerequisite program (PRP) is a program that addresses situations within the operation that ensure that possible hazards are controlled. Effective prerequisite programs are directly linked not only to the control of identified hazards but also to the effectiveness of the HACCP program overall.

OPRP is a “PRP identified by the hazard analysis as essential in order to control the likelihood of food safety hazards and the contamination of food safety hazards in the product or in the processing environment.

What are CP and CCP?

A Control Point or “CP” is any step in the flow of food where a physical, chemical or biological hazard can be controlled. Whereas A Critical Control Point or “CCP” is the last step where you can intervene to prevent, eliminate or reduce a hazard to an acceptable limit.

What are the 4 types of food hazards?

Microbiological hazards include bacteria, yeasts, moulds, and viruses.

Chemical hazards include water, food contact materials, cleaning agents, pest control substances, contaminants (environmental, agricultural, and process), pesticides, biocides, and food additives.

Physical hazards include glass, packaging, jewelry, pest droppings, screws etc.

Allergens are the risk associated with the unintended presence of allergens due to cross-contamination.

Benefits of FSMS i.e. ISO 22000 –

  • Safe food product consistency
  • Resource optimization throughout the food chain
  • Minimal risk of liability
  • Enhanced customer/buyer confidence in the food product
  • Legal compliance
  • Consistent safety food performance
  • Minimal errors and customer/food complaints

How do I get ISO 22000 certified?

Organizations going for ISO 22000 certification first needs to implement the standard within the organization, conduct the internal audit and management reviews, close all internal findings that are observed during the internal audit, comply with the applicable legal requirements and then apply for ISO 22000 certification to the accredited certification body. Get Stage 1 and 2 audits done and close audit findings if any and get the ISO 22000 certification. Thereafter conduct a surveillance audit as per stipulated time and get the ISO certificate renewals.