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How Can ISO Systems Save Me money?

How Can ISO Systems Save Me money?

Most people think their ISO systems are a pain and cost money to run, Top management now even must spend time with the auditor once a year!

Can savings be achieved?

You will be pleased to know the following savings will fall from the systems you run:


ISO 9001:2015 Is a powerful business tool that can establish Processes that effectively control your business and Risk based strategy that enable you to eliminate error.

Savings include:

  • Reduction in waste through eliminating errors
  • Saving time on rectification that can be focused on service or production
  • Calculate capital productivity to make your assets work harder
  • Can do culture throughout company
  • Skills optimisation and career development
  • Identify and control Risk
  • Improve Customer perception and therefore brand image
  • Proactive maintenance of machinery reducing downtime
  • Documentation of your records in the event of a failure
  • Enable you to get on those big tender requests for quotation


ISO 14001:2015 provides a framework for sustainability that can ultimately save money, improve or retain brand reputation and build resilience against uncertainty.

Savings include:

  • Reducing waste through strategy
  • Reducing waste by recycling
  • Cutting your utility bills
  • Avoiding any litigation through emergency
  • Reduce exposure from stakeholder health issues
  • Identify Risk and control Impacts
  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Improve Customer perception and therefore brand image
  • Proactive maintenance of machinery reducing downtime
  • Documentation of your records in the event of a failure
  • Enable you to get on those big tender requests for quotation

Business continuity

ISO 22301:2012 enables you to understand and protect, reduce the likelihood of, and ensure your business recovers from disruptive incidents.

Savings include:

  • Reduced downtime in the event of emergency
  • Risk analysis of your business
  • Pre-planned control measures that can swing into action
  • Reduced Insurance premiums

IT Security

ISO 27001:2013 assists managing and protecting your information assets, so they remain safe and secure, protecting the reputation of both you and your customers.

Savings include:

  • Included in your Business Continuity reduce downtime in the event of emergency
  • Protect your IPR
  • Reduce the Risk of cyber attack
  • Assist you comply with GDPR
  • Control the Policies you require your staff to adhere to
  • Use Statement of Applicability to completely Risk Assess your operations
  • Documentation that will assist any litigation
  • Reduced Insurance premiums

IT Security

ISO 45001:2018 brings occupational health and safety management into the heart of an organization, providing communication for the day-to-day OHSAS operation of the business.

Savings include:

  • Reduce the Risk of Injury to your workers
  • Protect against any litigation connected to an accident
  • Protect your organisation from long term health claims
  • Document your responsibilities to your workforce
  • Have dialogue with all staff to improve safety
  • Reducing sick days
  • Toolbox talks to increase worker safety and skills
  • Documentation that will assist any litigation
  • Reduced Insurance premiums


ISO 50001:2011 identifies risks around your future energy supply, measures and monitors your performance to enable continual improvement of your energy costs against output.

Savings include:

  • Reducing your energy bills
  • Calculating Energy Baseline to run your site more efficiently
  • Negotiate your utility prices
  • Continual improvement in energy usage
  • Investment in energy efficient capital equipment
  • Most companies reduce energy consumption by 10% in the first year.

Top management responsibilities

It’s important for Top management to understand the relationship between the standards.

These are required in ISO 9001:2015 but apply across the standards:

  • The importance of leadership and involvement
  • The relationship of Annex SL between all standards as noted on our website
  • The key requirements of the standards as listed on our website
  • Establish a clear understanding of context of the organisation.
  • Learn the importance of risk-based thinking
  • Understand key requirements of stake holders
  • Awareness of internal and external factors that could affect the organisation

Specific requirements are as follows:

  • Aims to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Establish Scope and Context including inputs / materials used and outputs to customer
  • The Interested Parties and Issues
  • Internal and External Parties Issues
  • Evaluate their respective needs and control
  • Risk should be constantly reviewed with respect to Internal and External Issues and Parties
  • Quality objectives are established for the IMS
  • Ensure integration of the IMS requirements into the organisations business processes
  • Communicating the importance of effective quality management
  • Communicating relevant policies
  • Formalised risk analysis-based processes used – e.g. SWOT
  • Formalised processes to identify continuous improvements and opportunities for growth
  • These control measures will be monitored in an Objectives and Targets summary
  • What needs to be monitored and measured
  • When monitoring and measuring shall be performed
  • Determine the extent to which customers perceptions, needs and expectations are fulfilled
  • Objective evidence obtained to validate process flows and stated intensions


Why UKAS Certification?

ISO Certification by a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited body is a seal of approval from a 3rd party body that a company runs to one of the internationally recognised ISO management systems. The certification can be used to tender for business as a proof of a company’s credibility but also to install confidence in the potential client that you will keep your promises.

The concept is that an organisation anywhere in the world will be able to be assured that your system has undergone independent inspection.

Different countries have their own Accreditation Service and are recognised by the IAF (International Accreditation Forum).

To check the Certification body you have chosen is legitimate and has the correct scope for your organisation, you can check the UKAS Website


A survey was carried out in 2016 to capture feedback on the value of accreditation for conformity assessment bodies that have stable scopes in established technical sectors. It confirmed that these businesses derive both internal and external commercial benefit from their accredited status:

  • 93% of respondents agree that accreditation provides confidence to their customers / stakeholders
  • 76% agree that accreditation differentiates them from their competitors
  • 85% agree that accreditation improves the quality and validity of their work
  • 71% agree that accreditation helps them to win new or maintain existing business

So, in conclusion, to assist your organisation develop its full potential and deal with all the world can throw at it, it seems sensible to invest in relevant ISO Systems.


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