31 Jan, 2020
The UK formally leaves the EU at 11 pm on 31st January 2020 but there’s still lots to talk about and months of negotiations to follow.
The UK will shortly begin the transition period, expected to last until 31st December 2020. During this time, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union and single market. That means, until the transition ends, most things will stay the same.
If you’re looking for a way to future proof your business during uncertain times, could ISO Certification be the answer?
What Can ISO Standards Offer Your Business?
As you would expect from an organisation named the ‘International Organization for Standardization’, its ISO Standards are exactly the same across the globe. It doesn’t matter if a company is in Ireland, Iceland or India, it’ll be operating to the same high levels. In that sense, it is sensible to see it as a component of your company’s Brexit preparations, if you haven’t already got it.
However, we never recommend that a company embarks on ISO certification purely as a tick box exercise. We see the best results when clients embrace the concept (and the change and development it entails) wholeheartedly and involve every tier of their employees. So, although British companies with ISO certification are exceptionally well placed to reassure their customers that they are committed to operating to the same high standards, regardless whether we are in the EU or not, we will never promote ISO as a ‘panic buy’ solution.
How Can You Get Started?
If you’d like to explore how any of the ISO standards can help your business develop, please contact us on 0330 058 5551 or click on the links below:
ISO 45001 – Occupational Health & Safety (Certification, On-site Training, Transition from BS OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001)
ISO for Smaller Businesses – build an ISO compliant management system (Quality or Information Security) using our ISO Lite Toolkit of templates
Upgrade your ISO – our experienced consultants can help you achieve a swift upgrade
ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.
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