Additional ISO Certifications We Offer in San Diego, California (CA)
What’s so difficult about owning a company or organization in San Diego, California? Having to meet all the requirements established in standards such as ISO 9001, IEC 27001, and many others. Part of guaranteeing that your organization will be part of the industry you are aiming for and deliver the best for its clients and customers is having to implement standards that help to establish, maintain, and improve different sections and aspects.
If you are not familiar with what standards or ISO mean, they are basically about a series of norms and requirements established in documents that help companies to meet law regulations. But also, to obtain specific outcomes for different systems, processes, and elements in the company. ISO 9001 is the most common and easiest example to take for this explanation. Also, we are sure you will need to implement it anyway, so it’s a very good way to have you introduced to it.
Following what we have been telling you so far, ISO 9001 is a generic standard that provides guidelines for the establishment, maintenance, control, and improvement of a quality management system.
Since organizations have to guarantee customer satisfaction when producing products and offering services, it’s required to fulfill specific requirements to achieve this outcome and ISO 9001 allows this. Now, there’s no such thing as an ‘easy’ standard to implement, so here’s what we can tell you in advance: it will take time and resources, but it is necessary.
At IQC The ISO Pros, we can provide you with expert and professional help to get trained in any standard you need your certification in or implement the ISO for you. Our team is full of well-trained, experienced, and trustworthy experts that will deliver advice for your organization as well. With that said, in what ISOs can we help you with? Only generic ones? Or can we handle some aiming for certain systems and companies based on their type and activities? The answer is: in all of them.
Get certified in generic ISO standards
The most requested ISOs in our company are usually those that are mandatory but also required for any organization. If you are in the automotive, aerospace, food, environmental, or any other industry in San Diego, California, and the entire world, you will need to get these certifications or choose to implement them for your benefit—including the previous ISO 9001:
- Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) ISO 45001.
Sets all the guidelines and requirements to ensure companies offer a safe and healthy workplace for their workers and look after their best interests while performing their functions and prevent accidents in this way.
- Facility Management ISO 41001.
Effectiveness and efficiency are part of the most important things for companies to achieve, and ISO 41001 establishes a series of elements in order to meet the needs of interested third-parties in the organization and allow it to be more competitive internationally.
- Ethical Sourcing SQFI.
Companies follow the guidelines to ensure their products are manufactured and obtained by using responsible and sustainable methods and processes.
- IT Service ISO/IEC 20000-1.
It’s a quality management system standard that provides the requirements for companies to offer top services and ensure their QMS is focused on guaranteeing external and internal customer satisfaction.
- Supply Chain ISO 28000.
Businesses involved in the supply chain need to set a security management system for it by implementing all the guidelines established in the standard. This will help to not only establish the system but also maintain and improve it.
- Environmental ISO 14001.
Aims for the establishment and maintenance of an environmental management system in an organization that wants to meet their environmental responsibilities and also contribute to positive changes.
- Energy ISO 50001 and SEP.
ISO 50001 offers all the requirements for the energy management system in a company while SEP—Superior Energy Performance—is a program available in the U.S. that enhances the results for companies in their energy system.
- Forestry SFI ATFS (Sustainable Forestry).
It’s an initiative and certification created for the world’s largest forestry certification and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative to reduce the use of green spaces from companies in the U.S. and Canada, and rather invites organizations to promote forestry awareness to prevent more tree felling than necessary.
- Anti-Bribery ISO 37001.
Helps companies to establish their anti-bribery management systems in order to prevent risks, threats, and assess all of them by following the guidelines in the ISO.
- Asset Management ISO 55001.
By implementing it, organizations achieve the result of controlling the lifecycle of their assets effectively, have control over the processes and activities in the company, and helps them to reduce any risks and resources used.
- Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Levels 1-5.
Focusing on the maturity but also capability level of a company, it sets the goals and requirements based on them and improves all the processes to boost its growth and allow the business to address problems and find solutions.
Accreditations, security, and management system improvement ISOs
- Laboratory Accreditation ISO 17025.
Every laboratory needs to demonstrate it is competent and can deliver top services in order to offer them to the customers. ISO 17025 is a mandatory certification as accreditation to operate.
- Counterfeits AS6081.
Sets the requirements for aerospace companies to prevent and solve problems related to fraudulent parts entering the aerospace supply chain and reduce the number of counterfeit electronic parts in it.
- Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
It’s a very recent standard set by the U.S. Department of Defense in the first trimester of 2020 to ensure companies in the DIB have a certain level of cybersecurity and a well-established system to ensure information and data safety.
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ITAR.
Restricts and regulates the export of defense and military-related equipment and technology manufactured in the U.S. to protect the country and focus on its best interests.
- Aerospace AS9100.
Instead of generic, the ISO sets requirements for the aerospace quality management system of companies involved in the production and distribution of aerospace parts and items.
- Packaging ISO 15378.
Aims to improve the quality management system of pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers to ensure they use the best packaging materials for the primary packaging of all the products.
- Automotive IATF 16949.
Harmonized with ISO 9001, allows automotive companies to establish a quality management system that ensures its parts and products fulfill the customers’ needs and desires.
- Automotive Core Tools (APQP, AQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, R&M).
Core tools help to improve the processes in every automotive company and achieve better communication between suppliers and customers to speed up manufacturing and delivery in the supply chain.
- Medical Devices ISO 13485.
Provides guidelines for medical device manufacturers to ensure their products can get to the point of customer satisfaction and provide optimal performance thanks to a well-designed and established QMS.
- Responsible Care RC14001.
Chemicals companies in America are able to achieve outstanding results when it comes to health, safety, environmental, and security performance to allow them to be more competitive and add value to their businesses thanks to the guidelines in the standard.
- Body Armor BA 9000.
As a body armor manufacturer, ensuring the high-quality of the equipment and items produced is mandatory, which can be guaranteed with BA 9000. However, the ISO itself isn’t a mandatory requirement to operate.
- Telecommunications TL 9000.
Focuses on companies in the Information and Communication Technologies industry for them to be able to design, develop, and produce optimal services while meeting law regulations.
Standards required for food companies and organizations
- Food Safety ISO 22000.
In order to ensure a safe and healthy food production from the very start until obtaining the final product, companies need to guarantee compliance with ISO 22000, which sets the guidelines to have control over the processes and prevent any hazards.
- Gluten-Free Certification (GFC).
Every company aiming to offer gluten-free products needs to demonstrate it is following the right standards and meeting all the legal requirements to be able to sell its products.
- Food Safety Modernization Act FDA FSMA.
Rather than being a standard to address or treat foodborne illness, it sets requirements to prevent them.
We can do more than just implement standards and training you
Part of the entire process of implementing the ISO you need and getting certified with it is the final step: the audit. Every company that is aiming for certification needs to go through a legal audit to ensure it has met all the requirements and finally, get certified. However, not everyone is allowed to do and those companies and organizations in charge of it need to meet a standard as well.
Audit Management Systems ISO 19011 is the generic standard for organizations in this field and helps them to understand how to create audit programs, perform them, and how to improve the process of auditing other companies.
If you are aiming for its implementation, at IQC The ISO Pros, we can help you to understand it by providing training but also handle the implementation for you. On the other hand, our company also offers audits in case you require them:
- Outsourced Internal Auditing: it’s an internal audit but rather than performed for the team in the company that requires it, it’s handled by a third-party to find any irregularities.
- Virtual Internal Audits: focuses on conducting the audit remotely instead of having to do it with all the members of the process face to face and dealing with a lot of paperwork.
- Second Party Audits: consists of performing an external audit on a supplier that is requested for the customer itself.
- Documentation Audit/Desk Audit: conducting it determines if a worker or employee in the company is getting properly paid for his or her role and all the work that is getting done. If not, a salary increase is required.
- Pre-assessment Audits: before the official audit for certification, it is possible to perform a pre-assessment one to determine if the organization has met all the requirements and guidelines in the ISO.
- Supplier Audits: conducted to determine if the supplier has met all the regulations and gotten certified in the mandatory standards and evaluate if it offers high-quality products and top services.
- Supplier Evaluation: it is performed to identify potential suppliers and approve them based on the productivity and potential it shows with its services, products, management systems, and more.
- Compliance Audits: it’s an independent evaluation of the organization to determine if it has fulfilled all mandatory regulations, standards, and follows the correct processes.
You can count on us for anything
Any company in San Diego, California, or located in any other city in the state, can count on us for getting trained, start implementing it or get certified in the previous ISOs. Just let us know the one you need and our team at IQC The ISO Pros will be there to help you with everything.