Certification is important to provide independent assurance to the company as well as their clients about the quality of their internal certification processes. This is to maintain the trust of their stakeholders and to reassure them that the certification process is robust, clear, and non-bias. Through certification, companies can build stronger governance frameworks and better manage their risks whilst at the same time demonstrate a commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices.
Furthermore, certification can support the company to effectively manage, implement and sustain environmental, social and governance practices throughout their supply chains. This is especially important in light of the growing pressure for companies to address climate-related risks and opportunities within their supply chains. Therefore, it is important for companies to have not only their organisation certified but, to include their supply chain certified as well as this would demonstrate that they have a strong sustainability policy in place to manage environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities in their supply chains.
ISO certification, for example, is one of the important tool to help organisations better manage risk and improve their profitability and sustainability performance. It helps in mitigating the risks of climate change and helps in improving workplace safety. In today's business world, it is no longer enough to have strong policies and procedures, but it is imperative that these be implemented effectively and consistently across the organisation. Successful implementation of company policies and procedures requires a holistic approach that encompasses all levels of the organisation from management through to employees. An ISO certification can help your organisation to implement an effective management system and improve its overall business performance.
Another benefit of certification is that it can provide an objective and independent view of an organisation's performance in relation to its sustainability and environmental goals. This can help the organisation to identify areas for improvement and to plan and implement an effective sustainability strategy. In order to meet these objectives, a certified company needs to ensure that the processes and procedures used to develop the policy have been carefully evaluated and the outcomes verified against a set of defined criteria. The achievement of certification can also bring other benefits to an organisation such as increased credibility with customers and suppliers, improved efficiency in operations and cost savings through improved waste and resource management and reduced energy consumption.
Through our certification partners, we provide the following certification consultancy services which include:
Sustainability Reporting Assurance (AA1000 or ISAE3000)
Sustainable Event Management (ISO 20121)
Environmental Management Family (ISO 14000).
Occupational Health & Safety Management System (ISO 45001).
Energy Management System (ISO 50001).
Green Building Index (GBI) Certification.
Talk to us today about how we can help you implement social auditing in your organization.