ISO Certification in Iraq, benefits, process and cost explained
Iraq, a country situated in western part of Asia, majorly an agricultural country but has been blessed with large amount of oil reserves. The extraction and refining of oil has developed into a chief industry in Iraq. Reputation of Iraq has been bought down by terrorism and internal conflicts in the 20th century, but now the country is trying to bounce back from it and regain its ease of doing business, trade and gain a lot of foreign investment in various sectors of business like infrastructure, oil and natural gas contributing towards GDP.
ISO Certification in Iraq provides the right platform for various economic sectors of Iraq to control the processes, boost performance of the workforce, increase overall productivity, reduces wastes, enhances efficiency, improves customer experience and develops the trust amongst your clients or customers. Various economic sectors influenced by ISO Certification are services sector, manufacturing sector, agricultural sector, transportation and communication. Thus, having an ISO Certificate in Iraq helps an organization to be the best amongst its competitors. Oil and natural gas industries in Iraq have made unparalleled contributions to the economy of Iraq.
ISO 9001 certification in Iraq would help these industries to implement a management system that would strive hard to control and standardize the process of extraction, and refining of crude oil and for the development of environmental and consumer friendly byproducts. Awareness of work process, health, and safety of the working staff will be stated by the ISO 45001 standard, which is International standard for occupational health and safety management. Agricultural sector in Iraq has been vastly aided by the presence of good fertile soil due to the river basins of the Tigris and Euphrates. ISO 22000 certification in Iraq, helps the food processing industries to develop food products that satisfy the international food standards. FSSC 22000 certification in Iraq demonstrates that the company has a robust and effective food safety management system in place to meet the requirements of regulators, clients, and consumers. HACCP Certification in Iraq addresses the physical, chemical, and biological hazards in the food as a means of prevention rather than a finished product inspection. ISO 14001 Certification in Iraq recognizes International standard for environmental management of businesses. It directs the industries in Iraq to control certain activities that have an adverse effect on the environment, treatment of waste, and energy consumption. CE Mark certification in Iraq is a product certifications standard that assures that the company’s products are in compliance with the relevant EU legislation and can be sold anywhere in European Economic Area. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing -VAPT Certification in Iraq is a management system based on a systematic businesses risk approach, to formulate, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve information security in the companies.
The ISO certification process involves determination of the type of certification required by the organization. There are various ISO certifications like ISO 9001(Quality Management System), ISO 14001(Environmental management), ISO 22000(Food safety), ISO 45001(OHSAS) and so on. Next step involves choosing an ISO Certification Body which is accredited to the ISO. Next, an ISO auditor goes through the various documents related to organization’s policies and procedures. The gap analysis is done by verifying the organization’s documents with the ISO Standards requirement. If any shortcomings are noted, it must be corrected. Later, the auditor will do a final check wherein he checks whether the shortcomings are corrected or not. If it satisfies the required ISO standard, final audit report is done and forwarded to the Authorization body. ISO certification is issued to the organization. Surveillance audits are done each year to make sure that the organization is maintaining the ISO quality standards and there are no substandard products/services. Validity of an ISO Certificate is for three years
ISO Certification Cost globally for a company generally depends on factors, based on the number of working staff and the complexity of the business. If a company is running on all the 3 working shifts, the ISO Certification cost may escalate since the consultant and auditor need to engage staff in trainings and discussion in all the 3 working shifts. Also, if a company is administering in multiple locations, there will be further surge in the certification cost as the consultant and auditor need to physically visit all the operating locations and ensure that implementation of the processes and the auditing is conducted in all the locations. The ISO Certification generally holds good for a maximum of 3 years. So after 3 years the company has to renew it. Some of the certifications have to be renewed annually.Top Certifier assures the best ISO Certification consultation in Iraq. For our clients, we pride ourselves in making the process simpler, easier and affordable. Our process starts with a thorough assessment, implementation of best practices and ends with successful completion of certification process with a team of experienced consultants and auditors who are dedicated to serve you and helping you to meet all of your certification needs. We have successfully completed over 4500 projects across 50+ countries. We offer our services in almost all major locations of Iraq like Baghdad, Erbil and many more