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Complete guide to getting ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 14001 certification in Saudi Arabia

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The ISO, which stands for International Organization for Standardization, plays an essential role in maintaining the standards of different industry sectors. It starts right from manufacturing a product to supplying a product. It is a non-governmental, independent, international organization that develops standards for ensuring the safety, quality, efficiency of the services and products. Let’s look into the different ISO Certifications in Saudi Arabia that is important.

There are mainly Seven significant ISO Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:

ISO 9001 is also called the Quality Management System, which is used not only by large organizations but also by small companies to improve their products or services. Getting certifies with ISO 9001 certification means that the company follows strict quality checks on the products and services and hence can be reliable.
Let us take a glance at the four components of ISO 9001 Certification in Saudi Arabia:
  • Quality improvement
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance

Here is a breakdown of the steps to get ISO 9001 certification in Saudi Arabia:

  •  The most important and the first thing to do is implement the most recent ISO 9001 standard Quality Management System.
  •  Once implemented, it has to go through the ISO 9001 audit process, which will be performed by the certified body to assess the performance of the implemented QMS against the ISO 9001 standard.
  •  If the operation completes successfully, then the certification is issued, which is valid for up to 3 years. It needs to be recertified to make sure that the organization meets the standards.

ISO 9001 certification consultant in Saudi Arabia considers two main things, one is customer satisfaction, and the other is continual improvement.

ISO 14001
  • ISO 14001:

Saudi Arabia has one of the largest economies in the world. It includes agriculture, water supply, sanitization, and irrigation, which is why ISO 14001 certification plays a vital role for organizations to consider environmental issues related to their operation like air pollution, waste management, climate changes, soil contamination, etc.

Let us guide you into the crucial components that are required to get ISO 14001 Certification in Saudi Arabia:

  • The scope of the Environmental Management System:

The EMS considers the elements that have an impact on environmental aspects. The operations are carried out in some parts of the organization, including the description of the types of products and services provided and which regions the organization is providing.

  • Evaluation of environmental opportunities and risks:

This documentation includes the hazards and opportunities encountered in the company or organization during any operations. The risks or hazards that lead to emergencies or it could be opportunities to improve the environment. The organization needs to demonstrate how the risk approach is followed, what precautionary steps are taken etc., along with a documented evidence.

  • Environmental policy:

This policy includes the measures that are fit for any organization regarding human activities on the environment and its effects. This policy ensures continuous improvement and prevents pollution. 

  •  Evaluation of aspects of the environment:

The environmental aspects like waste disposal, land contamination, fuel, water and other natural resources, air pollution, etc., should be reviewed regularly. This is important as most organizations consume materials and generate wastes. Using the risk scoring system, the organization has to identify the most significant aspects.

  •  Environmental plans and objectives:

The organization will have to set up objectives concerning the environment like minimal electricity usage, raw materials, minimize the wastage of paper, reduce oil spills, etc. The auditors will check if the objectives set are consistent and the measures are taken.

  •  Operational controls and their procedure:

ISO 14001 requires the organizations to define the procedures of the operations that meet the standards. there should be evidence submitted in the form of documents ensuring that 

  • The legal requirements are being met
  • The objectives related to the environment is being assessed
  •  The training requirements have been implemented and reviewed.
  •  Emergency procedures and preparedness:

Emergencies could arise within the organization that affects the environment. In this case, the organization needs to demonstrate the procedures and how the organization has been prepared to face such situations. The process should be tested and make sure proper training is given for the same.

  • Interested parties and other requirements:

    Interested parties are the ones, without whom the businesses might be unable to function. The needs and expectations of these parties should be considered within the management system.
    . The organization must have a record of the requirements of the parties so that they can be considered when planning the EMS.

  • Training and recording the competence levels:

Regular training towards environmental responsibilities is important for upgrading skills. The organization should make sure that the training is being recorded to track the performance and skills. This makes sure that everyone in the organization is competent towards the responsibility.

  • Communication evidence:

Everyone in the organization must be aware of the management system. The organization must include internal and external communications. The internal communications could be in the form of e-mails, making intranet announcements or using the bulletin board to make an awareness of the environmental objectives. The external meetings could be through meetings or sending letters.

  • Monitoring the performance:

The important part of an EMS is to monitor the performance and effectiveness. The organization should have a record of these evaluations, as well as evidence that it considers what to measure when to measure and how to measure.

  • Record of compliance obligations:

Everyone in the organization should be aware of the legal environmental requirements. Therefore, regular evaluation should be carried out to establish relevant legal requirements and must be regularly reviewed to ensure this record is kept up-to-date due to any changes. The organization should also record any obligations it has with other parties.

  • Internal audit:

Internal audit is very important in, assessing the organization’s overall environmental performance and effectiveness. They also help in determining the compliance with the processes set up This record will hold the details of the internal audit program, as well as the results of any issues.

  • Management Review:

The management must review the EMS regularly to make sure that it remains effective, and a record of the reviewed results should be kept in line with the standard.

  • Nonconformities and Corrective Action

The organization should document if there are any non-conformities in the environmental processes and operations, and the actions taken as a result.

The document should include:

  • The details of non-conformity
  • The actions taken 
  • If any concessions obtained

Once all the above documents are ready, the ISO 14001 certification body will complete the assessment of the EMS.

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