Firstly, the question arises in your mind is: What is ISO? ISO is abbreviated as International organization for standardization. It is a non-government and an independent organization which provides quality and standards to product as well as services across the globe.
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements that is needed by an organization for assuring the safety of an environment . The main theme of ISO 14001:2015 is “SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT”. The main agenda of ISO 14001:2015 is to save the environment. This standard is applicable to all type of industry which are harnessing, depleting the environment by their activities.
OHSAS 18000 is that standard of ISO which is related to health and safety management systems. OHSAS 18001 empowers an organization to control and reduce risks and thus improving OHSAS performance. This expands a healthy and safe working environment . OHSAS certification elevates your reputation for safety and occupational health and potentially reduces the number of faults, accidents , downtime and related cost.
Food , no doubt , is one of the basic amenities and thus food safety should be one of the main concern . Food failures can be life taking and hazardous so to save one’s life International standards introduced ISO for food ,i.e Food safety management systems. This standard provides security and ensures that there are no weak links in the food supply chain.
Hazard analysis and critical control point is abbreviated as HACCP. The main aim of HACCP is to reduce hazards in food production. HACCP is the global standard for food safety and prevent hazards. HACCP provides the guidelines to the organization on how to analyse and how to reduce hazards and control them. HACCP helps to improve the food management system as well as to improve the food management systems as well as to improve the quality management system.
ISO 27001:2013 standard is used to maintain the sanctity of the information. Information technology and information is very essential for the normal life and for the corporate like BPO, LPO , banks, insurance, education etc. Nowadays, malware and hacking is the common method which corrupts your information. This standard is having the provision of the numerous control over the theft.
The objective of MDQMS i.e. ISO 13485:2012 is to facilitate harmonized and maintains medical device regulatory requirements and the requirements of the Quality management systems. Medical Equipment’s are prone to any defect which causes injury to the public health and it is very dangerous. ISO 13485:2012 provides to the credibility to an organization consisting of directors , stakeholders and builds confidence.
GMP refers for the goods manufacturing practices.GMP Certification is mainly developed for the natural and pharmaceutical product manufactures. It is a set of guidelines that gives you the assurance that your product is safe and correct. It is mainly dedicated for the food manufactures and medication manufactures and GMP provides assurance for produce safe and quality products according to the Quality standard. GMP is responsible for the safety, efficiency and quality of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
By affixing the CE Marking, the manufacturer, or its representative, or the importer assures that the item meets all the essential requirements of all applicable EU directives. CE marking gives assurance of the quality of the products such as lifts, Electrical Products and Components, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Mechanical products, Marine equipment, cranes, construction products, containers and materials, Process Machines, Pressure equipment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Telecom, Toys and Wood. Cost and timescales can be reduced by combining other certifications with the CE marking such as CCC, CB Scheme, USA/Canada Safety Certification, GOST-R, etc.
GOST-R defines the set of Technical Standards. It is a conformity certificate and also known as the quality certificate and it is mandatory for the marketing and sale with the Russian country. GOST- R Certification demonstrates that the products meet the standards for the trading in Russians country. This certificate can only be issued by the accredited certification body. It is mandatory requirement for all industrial equipment and consumer products. GOST-R Certificate divided into two parts:- Single shipment certificate is valid from one year and the Serial production Certificate is valid from one to three years.
ROHS refers for the Restriction of Hazards Substances. It is designed for the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)". Its objective is to restrict the use of six hazardous substances within electrical and electronic equipment Such as Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-VI), Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB), Polybrominated Biphenyl ether (PBDE)
All applicable products in the EU market must pass the ROHS compliance after July 1, 2006. The mandatory requirement of ROHS directive is applicable for the European Union and the impact of
WRAP stands for Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production. It is mainly focused on the apparel, sewn products and footwear. WRAP is a non-profit and independent organization dedicated to promoting lawful, ethical and safe manufacturing all over the world by certification. Wrap Certification principles are generally based on the workplace regulation and local laws. This is the world’s largest certification program for textile industries.
Wrap certification is divided into three categories:- Platinum , Gold and Silver. Platinum Certification will be issued for 3 years to the organization. The gold certification from WRAP is issued for 1 year and the time period for which the silver certification from WRAP is issued to the organization is 6 months.
Sedex defines the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, it is a non-profit organization and introduces to drive ethical business practices. Sedex helps to maintain ethical information in a simple and effective manner. It is a secure online database which allows the registered members to share, store the information in four key areas:- Health and Safety standard, Labour standard, The environment and Business ethics.
Buyers can manage and view the ethical data and information for multiple suppliers in one place and Suppliers can share their ethical information or data for multiple buyers at one secure place.
C-TPAT refers to the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism. It was launched in November 2011. The aim of C-TPAT is to protect the products from the terrorist attack and helps to protect the supply chain. C-TPAT recognizes that CBP can provide highest level of security. It helps to identify the security gaps and implement best practices and security measure. It ensures the integrity of their security practices.
Are you doing fair deal? Assessment can be done by the third party audit of the social accountability requirements and fulfillment therof. Introduction of SA 8000 Certification: SA 8000 is also called as SA International, SA 8000 is an voluntary standards and can be adopted by any organisation. SA 8000 demonstrates belief towards the legal and regulatory requirements. Adoption of SA 8000 should be an planned Decision of any Organization.
The SA 8000 certification is the Social Accountability System standard. Company of any size can apply for SA 8000 who wants to tackle ethical and social aspect of their business. A Social Accountability System proves to customers that the company holds adequate provisions for the protection of workers\' rights. Further, it ensures ethical production of all goods manufactured by the company. SA 8000 certification enables organizations to demonstrate your commitment to social accountability standards as well as employee and customer satisfaction.
SA 8000 encourages each organization to maintain and develop and apply socially acceptable practices. It was created in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI), an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities, and is viewed as the most globally accepted independent workplace standard. It can be applied to any company, of any size, anywhere in the world. The areas it addresses include forced and child labor, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and management systems.
SA 8000 is standards or set of requirements which have been designed to improve working conditions for the people. There are 13 principal of international human rights conventions:
From the last 2 decades, Kosher has widely adopted by the food industry, Kosher India has been established to provide kosher certification to Indian industry. Today kosher India is a prominent name across the globe for kosher certification.
In past few years demand for kosher food in U.S. and other part of world has increased. jcsai is one of leading kosher certification company of India. Kosher India was established in the year 2007 to arrange kosher inspection services to Indian clients.
Halal certification demonstrates that all the products are permitable to use under Islamic law. Halal certification demonstrates that the food are healthy and safe to consume. Halal certification from an established Islamic organization helps to build Halal consumer's confidence without suspicion or doubt over the consumption of the food products. It is an authoritative and reliable testimony to support food manufacturers' claim that their products have met strict Halal requirement by the Shariah Law.
The certified Halal food products are not only accepted domestically but are marketable to worldwide Halal consumers. This opens an opportunity for export markets specially those markets which do not permit entry of non-Halal food product. Moreover Halal products are not only welcomed by Muslim consumers but by non-Muslim consumers as well as Halal certificate represents high level of hygiene, cleanliness, safety, nutrition and is produced stringently under the requirements of the Islamic Dietary Law.
It is estimated that 70% of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide follow Halal food standards, and that the global Halal market is currently estimated USD $600 billion. Today, Halal trademark is an important marketing tool in the international arena particularly if the product is aimed at penetrating Muslim countries. Muslim consumers will have greater confidence in purchasing such products without questioning its authenticity. Halal certification is also beneficial for the producers who want to export or import their food products.
Organic certification is major part of the organic cultivation. Without the certification there is no credibility of the organic production.Organic produce are identified in teh market as certified organic products. Organic certification is the process of certifying all the natural and agricultural products.It can be said that any business related to food production can be certified, including seed suppliers, farmers, [food].