One of the main credibility requirements from buyers revolves around accreditations/certifications and how these support your quality, environmental, H&S etc. approach to delivering goods and services. Buying organisations require you to demonstrate what policies, processes and procedures you have in place to manage these systems. It is now viewed as an essential requirement if you are a mature business, or one with aspirations of growth.
Having policies, procedures, accreditations and certifications that meet international and national standards makes good business sense since they prescribe the measures and actions a business should take in a specific area, be it quality, safety, environment, information security, data protection or cyber security.
Gaining 3rd party certification for your business allows you to demonstrate to your clients, staff and suppliers that you do comply with a particular standard. Many certifications are becoming pre-requisites for trading, or when qualifying to bid for new work with larger corporate clients and public sector bodies.
eXceeding has a long track record of assisting businesses in developing systems and preparing them to gain 3rd party certification, or accreditation.
Some consultancy’s have ‘ready-made’ documentation for you to adopt as your own;
eXceeding does not take this approach - we will work with you to develop policies, procedures and methods that are right for your business and your clients. We focus on getting real benefit for you rather than just a ‘tick in the box’ to get a certificate on the wall. These benefits can include best practice, customer excellence, risk mitigation, scalability, new clients and cost management. We are completely independent – we are not associated with any certifying body.
We take a 2-stage approach
Firstly we conduct a ‘gap analysis’ assessing the status of your documentation and degree of implementation against the requirements of the standard and produce an action plan to achieve compliance.
We then provide support to our clients, to the extent that they require to gain certification. Support could be assisting you with developing policies, procedures, auditing, reviewing documentation or technology recommendations.
Where eXceeding have helped clients
Among the standards and schemes that our consultants have successfully helped businesses gain, include amongst others:
- ISO9001 Quality Management
- ISO14001 Environmental Management
- ISO018001 Health and Safety
- ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement
- ISO27001 for Information Security
- ISO26000 Social responsibility
- ISO31000 Risk management
- ISO50001 Energy management
- ISO37001 Anti-bribery management systems
- Cyber Essentials (Plus)