Certification and Audits

Registration Process

BCI Global conforms fully to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. International Organization of Standardization (ISO) has published ISO/IEC 17021 which contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of the audit and certification of management systems of all types such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and etc.

BCI management systems certification process consists of the following steps:

1-      Contractual Agreement – After BCI receives your application a contract will be prepared and signed by your company

2-      Audit Planning – An audit team will be assigned to your company, audit team leader will contact  you for collecting required information for audit planning

3-      Stage 1 audit (On site Readiness review): At the first stage of the certification process BCI verifies readiness of client’s management system to continue with the registration.. During the on onsite audit we will collect required information such as customer’s management system documentation, location and site specific condition, scope of the management system and other necessary information.

4-      Stage 2 audit (Certification Audit):  Audit team conducts on site audit in order to evaluate conformity and effectiveness of your management system. For conformity assessment purposes required information and objective evidences will be collected.

5-      Certification decision – BCI’s Registration Committee decide final certification.

6-      Certificate issuance – We will notify you in writing and issue your certificate.

Quality Management System, ISO 9001:

ISO 9001 sustains organizations success, helps to identify and understand customers need, and fulfills your customer’s expectations. One of the key advantages of ISO 9001 is enable the organizations to control their processes leading to assure the quality of products and services.  By certifying to ISO 9001 you can gain these above mentioned significant competitive advantages and success factors.  At BCI we conduct independent and professional audits by our sector specific and experienced auditors. Results of the audit will enable you to improve your processes in order to meet your organizations business goal and objectives as well as customer requirements and expectations. Nowadays over a million companies have certified to ISO 9001, this figure shows the importance of certification which demonstrate the high level of commitment to product or service quality.

Environmental Management System, ISO 14001:

ISO 14001 is a systematic approach to dealing with the environmental aspects of an organization. The overall aim of ISO 14001 is to support environmental protection and prevention of pollution in balancewith socio-economic needs. This standard provides a framework which can be followed by an organization to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impacts are being measured and improved. Reduction of waste management cost, saving in energy and material consumption, improved corporate image among the society are main benefits of using ISO 14001.

Energy management – ISO 50001

ISO 50001 an Energy Management System (EnMS) help organizations save cost and conserve natural resources. This standard supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently. ISO 50001 provides a framework to develop energy saving policy, define measurable targets in order to meet defined policy, collect data measure results and finally continually improve its energy management system. This standard also can be used as an improvement model for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Occupational Health & Safety Management System – OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is an Occupational Health & Safety Management System which outlines requirements for   achieving better Occupational Health & Safety performance through planning, controlling as well as systematic management of Occupational Health and Safety hazards and associated risks throughout the organization. This standard helps organizations to maintain a safe work environment.

Information security management  – ISO 27001

The ISO 27001 standard helps organizations keep information assets secure. According to International Organization for Standardization (ISO), by using this standard you will help your organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS).

An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process. It can help small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure. Many organizations around the world are certified to ISO/IEC 27001.


Second-Party audits or supplier audits

We offer Second-Party Audit or supplier audits. Auditing your suppliers’ processes against your own quality, environmental, safety, or other requirements will ensure the reliability of your product and the strength of your supply chain. By outsourcing these second-party audits to us, you can proactively monitor supplier performance while saving valuable time and money.

Transfer Audits

Transfer Audit Requirements

Organizations seeking to transfer to BCI shall have its certifications in good standing. Certifications under suspension or withdrawal or having open major nonconformities are not eligible for this transfer process and shall be considered as new certification requiring a full system audit. When the registration has been transferred mid-cycle, BCI will issue a certificate which will be valid for the remainder of the existing certification cycle. The prospect organization sends its previous certification history which as a minimum includes the most recent audit report, copy of NCRs, if there is any, and a copy of ISO 9001 certificate. The information will be reviewed by BCI Certification committee to determine whether the certification is in good standing. I case the certification does not meet the requirement, the organization will be notified and then a proposal for a new certification has to be issued.

Gap Analysis Audits

Gap Analysis is another type of audit we provide. This is a tool enabling an organization to compare its actual performance with the requirements of a specific standard such as ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, or ISO 14001. At its core are two questions: “Where you we?” and “Where do you want to be?” The result of audit will help you to properly plan and prioritize tasks in order get in compliance with the requirements in a short time and lower cost.