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ISO 9001

Quality Management Systems – Requirements

All requirements of this international standard are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided. ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization:

  • Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and
  • Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.

ISO 14001

Environmental Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 14001 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.


Forest Stewardship Council

The FSC standard defines the requirements for using the FSC label on a product (in certain cases) and the sale of FSC-certified products, by providing a range of options for using FSC trademarks. The FSC chain of custody is an information trail about the path taken by products from the forest or, in the case of recycled materials, from the reclamation site, to the consumer. This trail includes each stage of processing, transformation, manufacturing, and distribution where progress to the next stage of the supply chain involves a change of ownership.

OHSAS 18001

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

OHSAS 18001 is recognized as an effective Occupational Health & Safety Management System for achieving improved OH&S sustainable performance through control and systematic management of Occupational Health and Safety Hazards and associated risks. The OHSAS 18001 standard helps maintain a healthy and safe work environment, which makes registration key to improvement in the workplace

ISO 20000

Information Technology – Service Management

ISO/IEC 20000 promotes the adoption of an integrated process approach to effectively deliver managed services to meet business and customer requirements. For an organization to function effectively it has to identify and manage numerous linked activities. Co-ordinated integration and implementation of the service management processes provides the ongoing control, greater efficiency and opportunities for continual improvement.


Information Technology Infrastructure Library

ITIL is the only consistent and comprehensive documentation of best practice for IT Service Management. Used by many hundreds of organizations around the world, a whole ITIL philosophy has grown up around the guidance contained within the ITIL books and the supporting professional qualification scheme. ITIL consists of a series of books giving guidance on the provision of quality IT services, and on the accommodation and environmental facilities needed to support IT. ITIL has been developed in recognition of an organization’s growing dependency on IT and embodies best practices for IT Service Management.

ISO 22000

Food safety management

ISO 22000 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for a food safety management system and applies when an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards in order to guarantee that the food is safe for consumption. It applies to all organizations, regardless of their size, which are involved in any aspect of the food chain and want to implement systems that will allow them to consistently provide safe products.

ISO/TS 22002-1 (PAS 220)

Prerequisite programs on food safety

ISO/TS 22002-1 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programs (PRP) to assist in controlling food safety hazards. This technical specification is applicable to all organizations, regardless of size or complexity, that are involved in the manufacturing step of the food supply chain and wish to implement PRP in such a way as to address the requirements specified in ISO 22000.

FSSC 22000

Food safety system certification

SSFC 2200 is a food safety system certification scheme based on the ISO 22000 standard and the PAS 220 (publicly available specification) standard for food manufacturers. SSFC 2200 is a general and independent non profit ISO-based food safety certification scheme recognized by the GFSI for the entire food supply chain.


Hazard analysis and critical control points

HACCP is a globally recognized methodology (certification protocol) of good manufacturing practices for the food industry. It is a key component of many certified compliance standards, and is also recognized as a main element of the international trade of food products. This methodology allows organizations to proactively manage food safety issues by identifying hazards and establishing critical control limits at critical points during the production process.


Safe Quality Food

SQF is a certification program developed by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) to ensure the management of food safety. The SQF is a HACCP-based supplier assurance code for the food industry. This program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Institute (GFSI).

ISO 28000

Specifications for security management systems in the supply chain

ISO 28000 specifies the requirements for a security management system, including those aspects critical to security assurance of the supply chain. It is applicable to organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to multinational enterprises, during the manufacturing, service, storage or transportation at any stage of the production or supply chain.


Custom-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

C-TPAT is the security management program against terrorist actions led by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) which aims: to identify possible terrorist threats; evaluate existing security measures; identify and correct security vulnerabilities in businesses; put security measures in place to prevent infiltration and security breaches, and to ensure the appropriate response to any security breach.

ISO 31000

Risk Management

ISO 31000 provides principles and generic guidelines on risk management. This standard can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual. It is not intended to promote uniformity of risk management across organizations. The design and implementation of risk management plans and frameworks will need to take into account the varying needs of a specific organization, its particular objectives, context, structure, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services, or assets and specific practices employed.

ASQ Assured

Quality Management

ASQ Assured is a quality management certification specifically designed and operated for airports by Airports Council International (ACI). It is a framework to help airports drive continual improvement and identify areas to focus on. It recognizes that providing continual high quality service is a journey, not a destination. The ASQ certification recognizes airports’ commitment to service quality and the fact that systems and processes are in place to constantly improve the service provided to passengers.


Safety Management Systems

Safety management systems (SMS) help companies identify safety risks before they become bigger problems. Transport Canada regulations require the aviation industry to put SMS in place as an extra layer of protection to help save lives.


Quality Management Systems – Aerospace – Requirements

The Society for Aerospace Engineers (SAE) has developed a Quality Management System (QMS) Standard to be used by organizations selling products or services to the Aerospace Industry. AS9100 is a document that defines the requirements for the Quality Management System Standard

ISO/TS 16949

Quality Management Systems – Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2000 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations

This Technical Specification, in conjunction with ISO 9001, defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, installation and service of automotive-related products.