ISO certification process

The certification process for QMS, EMS, OHSAS and FSMS standard consists of three major steps, as mentioned: -

  • Pre-Audit process, covering the receipt of an application and acceptance of fee offer. The review of all documentation relating to Quality/Environment/OH&MS / Food Safety Management systems is conducted onsite/offsite as per the mutual agreement with clients and convenience to verify the requirements of the applicable standards of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 22000:2005 & OHSAS 18001:2007 series applicable for the company.
  • Stage - I Audit is carried out for identification of any areas of concerns. It is conducted to identify and correct any major deficiencies in the implementation of management systems and assess the effectiveness of implementation, identification of the legal aspects, statutory and regulatory requirements & time frame to proceed for the stage-II certification audits.
  • Stage - II Audit is conducted to assess the complete documented Quality/ Environment/ OH &MS management system and verify demonstration of its satisfactory operation as per the standards.
  • The auditor will then contact the client to schedule the initial assessment audit.
  • Certification Decision: The Company is granted Certification upon successful review of the reports after the recommendations of the Lead Auditor(s) are confirmed by QM/TC of BCI. And corrective action plan as needed is received and confirmed as found adequate by Quality Manager/Technical Co-Coordinator and finally approved by CEO.
  • Issuance of Certification: Certificates are valid subject to the successful conduct of surveillance audit before the due date. Recertification after 3 years should be done before the date of expiry to maintain the continuity of the certificate.