Management Systems (ISO)

ISO 9001:2015 - A Quality Management System

The ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized standard that provides guidelines for an efficient Quality Management System (QMS). The ISO 9001 standard defines requirements for companies who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer needs and expectations and for those companies who wants to build a culture of continual improvement.

The ISO 9001:2015 is the current version of the standard that can be applied to any business of any size.

Benefits to your business:

  • Improves Operational Performance
  • Provides competitive advantage
  • Saves time and money in problems solving
  • Reduces unnecessary costs
  • Provides more reliable quality of processes and products
  • Improves job satisfaction and efficiency as employees are clear about their tasks, roles and responsibilities
  • Increases motivation through improved training programs
  • Wins new customers
  • Enhance customers and other interested parties’ satisfaction
  • Monitors business risks and opportunities
  • Its simplified structure gives the opportunity for an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 45001, ISO 27001 etc.
Contact us for the development of your Quality Management System (QMS). Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the desired ISO 9001 certification.
ISO 14001:2015 - An Environmental Management System

The ISO 14001 standard provides the requirements for an Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The purpose of the ISO 14001 standard is to help companies in any industry protect the environment, prevent pollution, improve their environmental performance and being able to manage and control the associated risks.

The ISO 14001:2015 is the current version of the standard that can be applied to any business of any size, in any given sector, to demonstrate the company’s commitments to on-going environmental issues both on a local and national level. The approach to continual improvement is similar to other standards such as ISO 9001, but its focus is on environmental aspects and impacts of the business to the environment.

Benefits to your business:

  • Uses the reduce, reuse and recycle approach to make real cost reductions
  • Enhances your company’s image and provides competitive advantage
  • Reduces the impact of your business activities on the environment through best practices
  • Proves that you are maintaining a forward thinking, an environmentally aware organization that fulfills its corporate social responsibility
  • Increases environmental consciousness amongst the entire personnel
  • Actively reduces environmental risks and prevents incidents to both employees and the local environment
  • Monitors business risks and opportunities related to environmental aspects
  • Its simplified structure gives the opportunity for an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 45001, ISO 27001 etc.
Contact us for the development of your Environmental Management System (EMS). Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the desired ISO 14001 certification.
ISO 45001:2018 – An Occupational Health and Safety Management System

The ISO 45001, (formerly OHSAS 18001), is an International Standard that specifies requirements for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS). It gives guidance for its use to enable a company (even one with low-risk daily operations) to improve its performance and to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing injury and unwanted incidents.

ISO 45001 has been established to apply even in small businesses, regardless of size or type. The ISO 45001 standard’s primary goal is to eliminate or minimize any hazards and risks and to successfully manage the emergency situations.

Benefits to your business:

  • Enhances its reputation as a health and safety conscious organisation
  • Reduces the risk of accidents and other incidents in the workplace
  • Reduces insurance fees due to risks elimination
  • Improves productivity of the personnel
  • Reduces the potential for absence and turnovers due to accidents and health problems
  • By conducting strict risk assessments, customers are reassured that products/ services are delivered within legal requirements
  • Monitors business risks and opportunities related to Health & Safety Issues
  • Enhances customers’ and collaborators’ satisfaction
  • Its simplified structure gives the opportunity for an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 27001 etc
Do you want to develop your own Occupational Health and Safety Management System or to upgrade your current system (OHSAS 18001) according to the brand-new ISO 45001 standard; Contact us to learn more about this change! Our experienced and qualified consultants (approved by Labor Inspection Department of Cyprus -ΕΞΥΠΠ) will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the desired ISO 45001 certification.
ISO 22000:2018 - A Food Safety Management System

The ISO 22000 is the International standard that specifies the general guidelines for an efficient Food Safety Management System (FSMS). ISO 22000 incorporates the widely used HACCP principles and Pre-Requisite Programs and defines requirements for organizations that either directly or indirectly involved in the food chain, in order to ensure that their products and services are safe for the final consumer!!

ISO 22000:2018 is the new version of the standard and it can be applied by any food organization of any type. The standard’s primary goal is the prevention, elimination and control of foodborne hazards, from the site of production to the point of consumption.

Benefits to your business:

  • Provides safe products according to their intended use
  • Provides competitive advantage
  • Reduces unnecessary costs and increases profit
  • Demonstrates compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements
  • Wins new customers and improves the ability of the company for exports
  • Enhances customers and other interested parties’ satisfaction
  • Monitors business risks and opportunities related to food safety issues
  • Provides scientific and technological knowledge
  • Its simplified structure gives the opportunity for an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 27001 etc.
Do you want to develop your own Food Safety Management System or to upgrade your current system (ISO 22000:2005) according to the new ISO 22000:2018 standard; Contact us to learn more about this change! Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the desired ISO 22000:2018 certification.
GFSI Recognized Standards (BRC/ IFS/ FSSC 22000) - for a Food Safety & Quality Management System

BRC, IFS and FSSC 22000 are Global Standards, recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), that provide guidelines for a Food Safety and Quality Management System.

  • The BRC (British Retail Consortium) provides a framework to manage product safety, quality, integrity and legality and the operational controls for these criteria in the food manufacturing and packing industry.

BRC-Issue 8 is the current version of the food safety standard and it can be applied by any organization in the food chain that wants to have a Global Recognition and cooperates with the UK food retailers.

Benefits to your business:

  • Global Recognition
  • Achievable and Cost Effective
  • Protects your brand and consumer
  • First Standard to define food fraud
  • Offers a food safety culture assessment
  • Reduces waste, complaints, recalls and rejected products

The IFS Food 6.1 (International Featured Standards) focuses on the food safety and quality of processes and products and it concerns food processing companies and companies that pack loose food products. The Standard is important for all food manufacturers, especially for those producing private labels, as it contains many requirements related to the compliance with customer specifications

Benefits to your business:

  • Global Recognition
  • Monitors of compliance with food regulations
  • Provides excellence in quality, food safety and customer satisfaction
  • Seeks a competitive advantage in their market place

The FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification) provides a framework for the effective management of an organization’s food safety responsibilities and is based on the existing ISO Standards. More specifically, the Scheme consists of three components: ISO 22000 sectors, specific PRPs and specific FSSC 22000 requirements. In order for the standard to meet the requirements for quality as well, an ISO 9001:2015 module has been added to the existing FSSC 22000 standard, the FSCC 22000-Q, making it in this way possible for an organisation to get certified with both FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001 standards.

The organizations that choose to implement and get certified with the FSSC 22000 standard instead of ISO 22000 are those who want or are requested by their customers to be Globally Recognized with one of the GFSI Standards.

Benefits to your business:

  • The benefits provided by ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 standards
  • Global Recognition
  • Ensures consistency and integrity of the final products
Contact us for the development of your Food Safety and Quality Management System according to one of the GFSI recognised standards. Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the desired certification.
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – An Information Security Management System

The ISO/IEC 27001 is the International standard that provides requirements for the development, implementation and improvement of an Information Security Management System (ISMS).  The primary goal of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard is to define the systematic approach which will help the organisations to manage sensitive data so that they will remain secure. This approach includes people, processes and IT systems and it can be applied by any size of business in any sector.

Benefits to your business:

  • Ensures the safe management of the company’s information
  • Provides competitive advantage
  • Reduces the cost of lost data
  • Demonstrates compliance with applicable regulatory
  • Increases the customers trust for the company and therefore their satisfaction
  • Monitors and eliminates the risks for the company’s data security
  • It can be a part of an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000 etc.
Contact us for the development of your Information Security Management System (ISMS). Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the desired ISO/IEC 27001 certification.
EMAS – An Eco Management and Audit Scheme

The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a tool developed by the European Commission, based on the regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009, that can be used voluntarily by companies and other organizations in order to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance. EMAS can be implemented through an Environmental Management System (EMS) and it is usually combined with the ISO 14001 standard. The main goal of EMAS is to help companies and organizations to reduce the environmental impacts, strengthen legal compliance and employee involvement, and save resources and money.

Benefits to your business:

  • Promotes and enhances the environmental awareness of the company
  • Saves resources and money
  • Reduces the Environmental Impacts through its processes
  • Demonstrates compliance with the environmental regulations
  • Increases the customers and other interested parties’ satisfaction
  • EMAS logo can be used as a Marketing Tool
  • Enhances employee’s involvement
  • Reduces environmental risks and prevents incidents to both employees and the local environment
  • It can be a part of an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.
If you want your company to become an environmental leader in Cyprus through EMAS, contact us. Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve EMAS registration.
HACCP – A Food Safety System

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is a basic food safety system, which provides the principles to address food safety through the analysis and control of potential hazards (biological, chemical, physical, allergens), from the raw material selection and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. The HACCP system is a legal requirement for all the companies in the food chain and it must be implemented by the time they are operated. The HACCP principles are also a part of more demanding Standards such as ISO 22000, BRC, IFS, FSSC 22000.

Benefits to your business:

  • Ensures the safety of the food products
  • Enhances employee’s commitment for food safety
  • Demonstrates compliance with the food safety regulations
  • Reduces foodborne hazards and prevents food poisoning incidents
  • It can be a part of an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.
If you are a food company that wants to develop its own Food Safety System according to the HACCP and the Cyprus Public Health Service requirements, contact us. Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the compliance with HACCP.
Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessment

The legislation referred to Occupational Health & Safety requires all businesses, regardless size and type, to establish a Risk Assessment and an Action Plan in order to identify, control, monitor and prevent the risks occur at work environment.

Additionally, a Health & Safety representative and a team must be established, which will be responsible to manage and report incidents and crisis events. However, for the personnel to be able to cope in an incident or a crisis situation, it must be appropriately trained for Health & Safety Issues. All the preceding requirements can be collected in a simple Occupational Health & Safety System which aims the elimination of accidents and incidents at work environment and as well as the compliance of the company with the legal requirements.

Benefits to your business:

  • Ensures the health & safety of the employees
  • Reduces costs of damages related to H&S Issues
  • Eliminates the possibilities of fines
  • Enhances employee’s commitment for health & safety issues and readiness in crisis events
  • Demonstrates compliance with the health & safety regulations and the requirements of the Labor Inspection Department of Cyprus
  • Reduces risks and prevents accidents and incidents
  • It can be a part of an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.
Implementing a Health & Safety System in your company is a priority! Don t let the risks to occur as it could be harmful for one of your employees. Contact us, as our experienced and qualified consultants (approved by the Labor inspection Department -ΕΞΥΠΠ) will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
GDPR (General Data Protection regulation) Compliance

All private and public enterprises inside and outside the European Union, as well as state authorities that in any way collect, process and manage personal data related to European Citizens, are required, according to the new General Regulation (EU) 2016/679, to analyse the risks arising from their activities and which may have an impact on the protection of such personal data.

In addition, they are required to define prevention measures and to develop procedures and policies that will demonstrate that all the requirements of the Regulation are met.

The size of the expected fines (up to € 20 million or 4% of world turnover) should place in a very high level of the top management’s agenda the development of a Personal Data Management System, in order to meet all the requirements of the Regulation without any omissions.

On this basis, GDPR encourages, not forces, the implementation of Management Systems such as ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, which set the right structure for commitment, responsibility, monitoring, control, verification and continuous improvement of the taken measures.

Benefits to your business:

  • Ensures the data protection
  • Reduces the cost of wrong data management
  • Eliminates the possibilities of a huge fine
  • Enhances the management and employee’s commitment
  • Demonstrates compliance with the legal requirements
  • Reduces risks and prevents incidents of data leakage
  • It can be a part of an Integrated Management System (IMS), in combination with other standards such as ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.
Contact us as soon as possible, for your company’s compliance with the new regulation, as the financial risk is huge.  Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the compliance with the GDPR.
ISO 26000– A Social Responsibility Strategy

The ISO 26000:2010 is an International standard that provides guidance rather than requirements, on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way, which means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of the society. Additionally, it is designed for all types of organizations regardless of their activity, size or location.

The specific standard is not intended or appropriate for certification purposes. Similar standard, which can be certified, is the SA 8000 (Social Accountability International Standard).

Benefits to your business:

  • Provides competitive advantage
  • It has a positive impact on the relationship of the company with media, other companies, legal authorities etc.
  • Demonstrates compliance with applicable regulatory in HR and H&S issues.
  • Increases the customers trust for the company and therefore their satisfaction
  • Increases the commitment and productivity of employees
  • Increases employee’s satisfaction and therefore creates a better work environment
  • The relevant documentation (policies, manuals etc) that are developed as a part of the Social Responsibility Strategy, can be a part of an integrated management system (IMS), although it is not a Management System on its own.
Contact us for the development of your Social Responsibility Strategy. Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve it.
ISO 15189:2012– Quality and competence in medical laboratories.

The ISO 15189 is an International standard that can be used by medical laboratories in order to develop their quality management system and to assess their own competence.

ISO 15189 accreditation is the way for the effective use of the quality management system (ISO 9001) that is an integral part of all ISO standards.

Benefits to your business:

  • Enables the company to drive impressive gains in quality
  • Increases the customers/patients trust for safe and competent services and therefore their satisfaction
  • Demonstrates compliance with applicable regulatory.
  • Reduces the cost of mistakes and improves the financial performance of the lab in general
  • Reduces risks and encourages the sharing of best practices
  • Provides competitive advantage
  • It can be a part of an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.
Contact us for the development of your Clinical Laboratory’s Quality Management System. Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to get the relevant accreditation.
ISO 22716:2007– Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics

The ISO 22716 standard provides the Good Manufacturing Practices for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products. The objective of the GMP is to define the activities which help the company to produce products that meet the expected specifications, and therefore the quality and safety criteria of the regulations and the customers.

Benefits to your business:

  • Production of quality and safe products
  • Increases the customers trust for safe products and therefore their satisfaction
  • Demonstrates compliance with applicable regulatory.
  • Reduces the cost of mistakes and improves the financial performance of the company
  • Provides competitive advantage
  • It can be a part of an integrated management system (IMS), in combination with other standards such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.
Contact us for the development of your Management System. Our experienced and qualified consultants will help you at each stage of the process in order to achieve the desired ISO 22715/ GMP certification.