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Certification

Certification to internationally recognised standards demonstrates commitment to quality and best management practices. It can make a significant difference to a firm's bottom line.

 

Certification offers certified companies and their customers a high level of confidence and satisfaction. It guarantees that a product or service has been produced to a consistently high quality and in line with good environmental practice. Certification also offers internal benefits; it streamlines procedures and initiatives, freeing up resources and boosting cost-efficiency and continuous improvement.

 

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Certification Products

AFNOR UK offers a broad range of certification services:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • EMAS
  • BS OHSAS 18001
  • TickITplus
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 20000-1
  • ISO 55001
  • ISO 22301

If you do not see the scheme that you are looking for above, please contact us. We offer certain products (e.g. EN 9100 series, ISO 50001) under alternative accreditation by other Group certification bodies.

 

Impartiality and Quality

AFNOR UK Ltd Quality and Business Continuity Policy

 

Quality has always been, and remains, at the heart of everything that we do.
As part of the AFNOR Group, our common values are Integrity, Impartiality, Competence, Respect for our Customers and Quality of Service. These values demand professionalism and encourage us to continuously seek opportunities for improvement.

 

Our values can be demonstrated in our everyday operations:

• Developing long-term relationships with our customers
• Recognising that every client is different and faces different challenges
• Adopting a pragmatic, constructive approach, whilst respecting the impartiality of the auditing process
• Sharing our insight and expertise with our clients
• Ensuring that our employees and partners have the expertise and skills to conduct our operations efficiently.

As part of this, we are implementing measures to react to, and recover from, adverse situations in line with the business continuity objective:

• Maintain employee awareness of the company’s expectations of them during an emergency or business continuity threatening situation
• Ensure that integrity of clients’ certificates is maintained

 

The Governing Board, composed of various stakeholders in certification issues, assures the impartiality of our processes and the absence of conflicts of interests. To ensure the objectivity of our operations, we analyse and manage risks and potential conflicts of interests on an on-going basis through the implementation of our Quality Manual and supporting documents. We are committed to continual improvement of both our Quality and our Business Continuity Management systems.

 

This policy is communicated to employees, suppliers and sub-contractors and is made available to the public. This policy is reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant and appropriate.

 

Carolyn Jarvis
Managing Director, AFNOR UK Ltd
March 2016

 

 

AFNOR UK Audit Process

AFNOR UK’s certification management system is supervised in accordance with our internal procedures to ensure compliance with ISO 17021, the standard which governs our operations.

 

 

About auditors

Using their in-depth industry knowledge and experience, our auditors address issues that are unique to every organisation. They help you to identify areas for improvement and potential synergies with your other management systems, making your processes much more comprehensive and efficient.

 

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