Gaining certification from LRQA demonstrates that your quality management system (QMS) follows a robust and globally recognised approach that’s focused on continually improving your processes and managing business risks to meet the needs and expectations of your customers and other stakeholders.
Remote audits provide you with a fast and flexible way to maintain your audit schedule. They help reduce carbon footprint associated with travel, as well as health and safety risks for people working on hazardous sites or hard to reach areas. Outcomes are consistent with onsite audits, so the integrity of your audit and accredited certification remains the same.
Benefits of ISO 9001
Designed for organisations of any size and in any sector, ISO 9001:2015 certification enables you to demonstrate that you are committed to meeting customer and stakeholder needs and expectations through quality and continual improvement.
New business opportunities
In many cases, independent third-party certification to ISO 9001 is a requirement to trade and through our globally recognised brand, certification from LRQA can provide a competitive advantage. Where certification is not a contractual obligation, it provides credibility to develop secure business relationships within your supply chain.
By following the best practice principles found in ISO 9001, certification helps develop a more robust approach to risk management and a greater understanding of the internal and external context of your organisation, which will contribute to your business effectiveness and performance.
ISO 9001 follows Annex SL, the High Level Structure used by all new and revised ISO standards, which makes it far simpler for management system controls to be integrated into a single ‘business management system’, helping reduce duplication in cost and effort.
Need help with ISO 9001?
LRQA has built a portfolio of services to meet your needs. We specialise in management systems compliance including training, gap analysis and certification. We explore every problem thoroughly with exact, analytical precision and leave no stone unturned to draw accurate conclusions for your organisation.
Are you a small business?
As assurance experts, we’ve also designed CertSmart to deliver ISO 9001 certification in a way that is tailored to small, single-site businesses that employ less than 25 people and don’t conduct complex operations such as product design.
If this sounds like you, visit CertSmart to explore how you can achieve UKAS accredited ISO 9001 certification in a more time and cost-effective way. CertSmart uses a self-serve online platform that removes complexity from the certification process with no compromise on the quality of your audit. Learn more and get a quote.
Why work with us?
LRQA was the first certification body to gain accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), which means you can be confident we have the experience, expertise and professionalism to carry out your assessment.
Our assessors are industry specialists who are matched with your business needs to ensure we add value through an effective and robust audit of your system and by making the appropriate recommendations to improve your management system and business at the same time.