Management standards take your organisation to the next level

Do you want your organisation to perform better? Deliver higher quality? Put more effort into health and safety? Or place extra importance on information security? Then management standards are a good starting point. No idea what they are? Then we will gladly guide you through the world of management standards.
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Harmonized Structure (HS): the new basis for ISO standards

Management standards are drawn up according to the Harmonized Structure or HS: a - now mandatory - concept that ISO developed to give standards a more uniform structure.

The HS is the heart of the so-called plug-in model for management standards. This ensures that management standards are better aligned and more logically applied together. Management standards thus provide an answer to every concrete challenge of your organisation.

What are management standards?

Management standards help your company or organisation with day-to-day management. They support you in rolling out your business strategy. They give you a foothold in key areas such as quality, environment, safety and sustainability. What’s more, they’re universally applicable – from the smallest SME to the largest multinational.

What benefits do they offer your organisation?

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They provide guidance for setting up a management system.
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You control your processes more smoothly and monitor the performance of your organisation.
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Your organisation saves costs by working more efficiently.
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Customer satisfaction increases.
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Your organisation takes a more sustainable approach.
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ISO certification increases the credibility of your organisation, which boosts exports.

Obtaining certification for a management standard

Management standards are not mandatory. You voluntarily apply them to improve how your organisation operates. If you have implemented a management system correctly, certification is a nice reward. It is written proof from an independent body that you have met all the requirements of the standard.

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All management standards


ISO 9001 - Quality Management

Learn about the world's leading quality management standard and discover the benefits for your organisation. Improve customer satisfaction, increase efficiency and continue to gain a competitive advantage with ISO 9001.
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medical devices

ISO 13485 - Quality management of medical devices

Prove the quality and safety of your medical devices with the international standard ISO 13485.
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Environmental management

ISO 14001 - Environmental management

Want to get your environmental management up to speed? You can do this with the international standard ISO 14001.
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Quality management of labs

ISO/IEC 17025 - Quality management of laboratories

Need to manage and proof the quality of your lab? You can do this with the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.
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Information Security

ISO/IEC 27001 - Information security

ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known international standard for information security management systems (ISMS) and their requirements.
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ISO 31000 - Risk management

Looking for the international standard for risk management? That's ISO 31000. Find out how this standard not only protects your busines but also boosts it.
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occupational health and safety

ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety

ISO 45001: the international standard for occupational health and safety
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Reduce your energy consumption with ISO 50001, the international standard for energy management.

ISO 50001 - Energy management

Reduce your energy consumption with ISO 50001, the international standard for energy management.
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Asset management

ISO 55001 - Asset management

Wondering how to optimally manage your assets? You can do this with the international standard ISO 55001.
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ISO 56000 - Innovation management

ISO 56000: the international standard for innovation management
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