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At USAS, our pioneering accreditation services have been specifically formulated to cater for companies looking to offer digital certification.

However, as Coco Chanel once said, if you want to be original, prepare to be copied…


Setting a Trend

While the world of accreditation certification may not be fashionable, our online approach to accreditation is certainly a trendy topic within the industry.

Like any game-changing innovation, our revolutionary digital approach to accreditation has spurred on others to throw their hat into the ring.

As a result, online accreditation has been picked up by a number of our industry contemporaries, spawning countless copycat programmes and carbon copy services.

Even our ground-breaking use of QR codes for digital verification of accreditation certificates is now being adopted as a means of improving services industry-wide.

Nevertheless, as the old saying goes, imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery and further proof that the minds at work here at USAS are consistently one step ahead of the curve.


Blazing a Trail

While the digital accreditation pool may be getting more and more crowded, it's important to remember two things: an original is always worth more than a copy and, while any accreditor can be next in line, there can be only one first.

As a founding member of the IAFDC (International Accreditation for Digital Certification), we take great pride in being a trendsetter in the industry and continue to lead the way in online accreditation services.

We have long been at the forefront of accreditation innovation and continue to push the boundaries of digital technology to provide the best online service imaginable. Best of all, not only has this benefitted the accreditation industry, it's also had a positive impact on the environment.


Going Green

In addition to providing the public with a simpler, more accessible route to accreditation, our continued efforts to build upon our pioneering digital approach has had a significant impact on the environment as well.

By eliminating the need for auditors to travel to and from sites during the accreditation process, our online approach actively contributes to energy saving and carbon footprint reduction.

In fact, by taking 25 auditors off the road, we estimate that USAS has reduced the carbon footprint of certification bodies by 185 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.

Meanwhile, the fact that our digital accreditation method has been picked up by other companies further extends the reach of this greener approach, taking more auditors off the road and thus reducing even more CO2 emissions as a result.


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ISO 14001 is the internationally-recognised standard for environmental management systems.

A company can implement an environmental management system (EMS) in order to minimise the impact of their operations on the world around us.

Once implemented, an EMS may be audited and awarded ISO 14001 certification if it complies with ISO standards.

Visit for more information on ISO 14001 >


Does my company need an environmental management system?

Adhering to an ISO 14001-certified EMS is a great way to limit the environmental impact of your organisation.

REQUIREMENTS: In order to achieve ISO 14001 certification, you will need to demonstrate that every part of your organisation is adhering to your EMS and working to achieve continual improvement as regards your environmental impact.

If you're committed to doing as little damage as possible to the world around us, you may wish to consider pursuing digital ISO 14001 certification. Getting certified online reduces carbon emissions because there's no need for auditors to travel to your location.

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In September 2019, Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg sat before members of Congress and urged them to "take real action" on climate change.

"I don't want you to listen to me," said the 16-year-old. "I want you to listen to the scientists. I want you to unite behind the science and I want you to take real action."

Thunberg has become the face of a global youth movement that's seen young people all over the world walking out of their classrooms to attend climate protests. The impact of this campaign has been phenomenal - just take a look at the SchoolStrike4Climate hashtag on Twitter!

What is USAS doing to help?

We at USAS believe that everyone needs to take action in order to overcome the existential threat of climate change.

Our digital certification services are helping to reduce carbon emissions by taking auditors - and their cars - off the road for good.

We have already calculated that we have taken 25 auditors off the road, keeping 185 metric tonnes of CO2e out of Earth's atmosphere in the process!

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