ABOUT ISO AND ISO CERTIFICATION IN KENYA

ABOUT ISO AND ISO CERTIFICATION IN KENYA

ISO is an international, independent, non-profit, and non-government organization. ISO's full form is “International Organization for Standardization“. ISO develops the standards and publishes, and consists of standards institutes from various nations around the world. 

SELECT THE BEST ISO STANDARD THAT FITS YOUR BUSINESS!

Which ISO Standard is Best For Your Business?

When you decide to go with ISO Certification for your business, the first thing that comes to you is to identify the ISO Standard that is applicable to your Business. You can choose ISO Standards mentioned below based on the Scope of the Company, and your business requirements. or you can speak with our experts: +91 8867 260 270

ISO 9001:2015 QMS

ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS).  These ISO standards have their main focus on organizations without considering the product size or various other factors. Evidently, the most recent version of ISO 9001, i.e. ISO 9001:2015 is much more lucrative for small and medium enterprises.

ISO 27001:2013 ISMS

ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System, lets the company maintain the security of information, such as financial data, proprietary information, personnel details, and third-party information. The ISO 27001 (ISMS) is a structural approach to the management system for confidential business information to keep it safe. It includes persons, processes, and IT systems through the implementation of a risk management process.

ISO 14001:2015 EMS

ISO 14001 lays out the environmental management system guidelines that a company can use to boost its organizational effectiveness. ISO 14001:2015 is meant for use by a company looking to actively handle its environmental activities, leading to the sustainability base of the environment.

ISO 45001:2018 OHSMS

ISO 45001:2018, Occupational Health and Safety Management System applies to any organization that wants to create, enforce, and sustain an OH&S management scheme to enhance occupational health and security, eliminate hazards, and minimize OH&S risks (including system deficiencies), take advantage of OH&S possibilities, and resolve non-compliance with OH&S management scheme connected with its operations

ISO 22000:2018 FSMS

ISO 22000:2018 sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and can be certified to. 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.

ISO 20000-1 ITSMS

ISO 20000-1:2018 is the IT Service Management System Standard. The ISO 20000 standard helps organizations to promote and encourage their assurance of quality-based services. The Service delivery to your Customers/clients will be more effective and trustworthy. 

ISO 50001:2018 EnMS

The ISO 50001:2018 is the Energy Management System, which is defined and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  The main objective of ISO 5001:2015 is to ensure the savings of energy and related costs. From Small-scale to Large-scale organizations across the globe are working towards managing and reducing the energy usage and costs involved in regular energy consumption. 

PICKING AN ISO BODY IN KENYA.

How to Find the Best ISO Certification Body in Kenya?

It is the most important and first step towards getting your company ISO Certified in Kenya. ISO Certification Bodies are the authorized, accredited ISO Certificate issuers. You have to choose the best ISO Certification Body in Kenya. You must verify the accreditation details of the Certification Body. This is how you can ensure yourself the best ISO experience in Kenya.

You may check for the following details for selecting the best ISO CB.

  • Speak with Genveritas ISO consultants to identify the best ISO Certification Body in Kenya.
  • Check their Accreditation Body. The accreditation body must be a member of IAF. You can IAF Website for actual Details.
  • Check for the Scope of Accreditation Program of the Certification Body.

ISO CERTIFICATION COST IN KENYA

How Much Does ISO Certification Cost In Nairobi, Kenya?

The cost of getting ISO certification in Kenya is not fixed and varies from business to business. We Genveritas – ISO Consultants in Kenya can make sure of the affordable cost for ISO by considering various parameters such as efforts, the number of employees, and the number of locations.

However, one can estimate the approximate cost of ISO Certification in Kenya lies anywhere between $400 to $5000 annually. The ISO cost is based on the services you opted for. The Implementation, Training, and Documentation charges may be calculated based on Man-day charges of ISO Auditors.

TIME REQUIRED TO GET ISO CERTIFIED IN KENYA

How Long Does It Take To Get ISO Certified In Nairobi, Kenya?

The total time required for getting ISO Certified in Kenya varies from company to company. This is because of the size of the Company (Number of Employees). For the most part, the time required to finish the procedure is somewhere between 15 to 60 Days.

SIMPLIFIED ISO CERTIFICATION PROCESS IN KENYA

PROCEDURE TO GET ISO CERTIFIED IN 4 STEPS

1. Application Submission

After selecting the required ISO Standard, You need to apply with the required details. The certification body will share the detailed quotation for ISO Certification in Kenya. You need to review the Quote and start the ISO Certification Project with the certification body of your choice.

2. Implementation of ISO System

Certification body Consultants will prepare the implementation plan based on the Gap analysis. and help you to prepare all the necessary ISO Documents as per the desired Standard. They’ll conduct an internal audit of your organization to ensure the effectiveness of the implemented system.

3. ISO Certification Body Audit

They’ll arrange a Certification Audit through the Certification Body. The Certification Body will conduct the audit in stages to ensure a proper system of ISO Standards.

a. Stage 1 Audit:

Auditors from Certification will review your documented system as a part of the Stage 1 ISO Certification Audit. This can be done Online or on-site depending on the requirements.

b. Stage 2 Audit:

After the initial review, the auditor from the Certification Body will visit the organization to review the implemented system. If all the necessary requirements are satisfied as per the STandards, then an ISO Certificate will be granted to you. If not satisfied, allow you to clear non-conformities and conduct an audit again. 

4. Surveillance Audits

Surveillance Audit is conducted from time to time, essentially to guarantee that ISO quality standards are being maintained by the organization.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

  • WHAT IS ISO CERTIFICATION?

ISO certification guarantees that an organization operates its business using international norms for goods, services, and operations. These may include business management, and environmental policies, or they may be standards established by the ISO for particular business industries.

  • WHO CAN GET AN ISO CERTIFICATION?

All Companies can be certified with ISO Standards. Regardless of size, nature, and type, all organizations are eligible for ISO Certification. From Small-scale (Even one person) organizations to Large-scale organizations can take ISO Certification.

  • HOW TO VERIFY THE ISO CERTIFICATE?

All Certificates come with Unique Identification Numbers. You can verify the certificates in the respected Certification Body websites. Even the certification details are found in the Accreditation bodies.

  • HOW MUCH DOES ISO CERTIFICATION COST?

There are no fixed charges for the ISO Certifications. Costs are based on the ISO Standards, the Nature of the business, the number of employees, and the Services. Based on the Certification Body and Accreditation Body, the charges may change. For a better understanding of the charges, kindly speak with experts.

  • HOW TO GET ISO CERTIFICATION IN Kenya?

To get ISO Certification in Nairobi, Kenya, Applicant has to start with the Application Process. The detailed Procedure is explained above.

How To Implement ISO Management System (In 6 Steps)

The Simplified ISO Implementation Process is detailed below in the form percentage Bar. The overall ISO Implementation Process may take a minimum of 45 days to 150 days based on the nature and size of the Organization. 

The Timeline shown below is just for indication to give you a pictorial imagination of the ISO Implementation Process. Actual Actions may vary based on the Business Factors and Requirements. 

GAP ANALYSIS  

  • Application Process
  • Quotation Acceptance
  • Discussion with Management
  • Initial Analysis of System

AWARENESS PROGRAM  

  • Awareness Training
  • Documentation Training

IMPLEMENTATION  

  • System Planning
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Communication

DOCUMENTATION  

  • Manuals, Objectives and Scope
  • Preparation of Policies
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Instructions, Forms & Records

SYSTEM REVIEW  

  • Internal Audit
  • Management Review Meeting
  • Corrective & Preventive Actions
  • Continual Improvements

CERTIFICATION AUDIT  

  • Stage -1 Audit (Initial Review)
  • Stage -2 Audit (Onsite Evaluation)
  • Issue of Certification
  • Surveillance Audits

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