ISO13485 is the quality management tool designed for the industry of medical device and its associated services and producers such as distributors or subcontractors. ISO13485 defines the regulatory requirements that every company which intervenes in the chain of supply of any medical device should deal with. This includes design, development, production, installation and after-sales services. However, ISO13485 is not compulsory for companies selling medical products, although it is undeniably a testament to the importance of quality management and its continual improvement. At the beginning 2012, more than 20,000 certifications ISO13485 had already been issued in almost one hundred countries.
ISO14001 is an environmental certification that aims at guiding enterprises willing to include the protection of the environment into their management system. All kinds of companies, however big or small the sector, who seek to reduce their carbon footprint in a spirit of continuous improvement can apply to the ISO14001. The positives effects of such an environmental management are numerous in the long run. Not only does the ISO14001 norm contribute to the improvement of the brand image, of the perception and trust of clients, it also results in a succession of cost reductions, for example energy and waste collection bills, insurance costs and taxes. Published for the first time in 1996, ISO14001 today comprises of more than 260,000 companies worldwide.
ISO/TS16949 is a quality management tool designed for the automotive sector. It brings together all automotive suppliers who intervene throughout the automotive chain of supply and standardize the quality norms of the whole world. Whether American, French, German, Italian or Swiss, all automobile quality standards have today now been integrated and adapted into one common independent and international audit program: ISO/TS16949. ISO/TS16949 defines the requirements of a quality system related to the automotive industry, from the design to service delivery, including development, production, plant, utilization and maintenance.
Published for the first time in 1999, ISO16949 was updated in 2002 and 2009.
More than 47,500 certificates have so far been delivered in the whole world.
ISO 9001 is an international reference for quality management applicable to all organisations, regardless of size or industry. As an ISO 9001 certified company, we have successfully implemented quality management systems based on several principles including people, training, services, equipment, facilities. Meeting the requirements of this certification provides us with real benefit to improve customer satisfaction, employee motivation, leadership, processes efficiency and other continuous improvements.
The Responsible Jewellery Council, or RJC, demonstrates the ethics, respect of environment and working conditions in the luxury sector of jewellery and horology. The international certification aims at setting responsible and commercial practices regarding precious metals, in a market that still today suffers from human rights violations and falsifications of raw material traceability. The Responsible Jewellery Council certification is not compulsory but guarantees transparency within the chain of supply of diamonds, gold or platinum, from the mine to the counter. In fact, all subcontractors and suppliers are controlled during the audit. In 2010, 310 companies worldwide were already certified Responsible Jewellery Council.