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Virus

As businesses begin to feel the pressure that the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is currently placing on the world's economies, you may be wondering how to continue with life as normal during the outbreak.

With international markets shifting and the worrying possibility of widespread worker illness looming ahead, your corporate goals may well have been thrown into uncertainty. The President may be saying that it's 'business as usual', but it’s hard to carry on without wondering how the outbreak will affect your business over the coming weeks.

The good news is that our accreditation services are specifically designed for companies who want to offer digital ISO certification. As countless companies consider switching to remote working during the coronavirus outbreak, now seems like a great time to introduce business owners to the benefits of online accreditation. By reducing travel requirements, you’re not only protecting your employees during the virus outbreak, you’re also doing your bit to save the planet in the long run!

 

The Benefits of Online ISO Accreditation

Digital ISO certification offers businesses an efficient and eco-friendly way to achieve ISO 9001 and other certifications. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve found an unexpected benefit - every cloud has a silver lining, after all! As events unfold, the opportunity for change and innovation grows, and we’ve seized this opportunity to make remote and digital certification a possibility while providing a practical solution that will keep your business running in line with public health recommendations.

By removing the need for a physical auditor, we limit the amount of travel needed and therefore reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading. By handling everything digitally, you reduce the chances of the virus spreading to your work force, ensuring you have done everything you can to keep your business running while the outbreak continues. While we don’t guarantee your workforce won’t be affected by the virus, we can provide a step to reduce the risk, and save you time and effort too!

There are also environmental benefits to digital accreditation. By removing the need for physical auditors, we could take potentially hundreds of auditors off the road - which, in the future, could amount to a massive reduction in fuel usage and CO2 emissions. It’s estimated we’ve already taken 25 auditors off the road, keeping 185 metric tonnes of CO2 out of the Earth’s atmosphere. Imagine if everyone moved to online ISO accreditation!

So come join us in the future! If you’d like to find out more about digital ISO certification and how we can help you get certified online, please contact us today.

Auditing

The introduction of remote auditing, driven through devices such as smartphones and tablets, has been a game-changer for the auditing world. Devices that facilitate e-signatures can help to collect and securely process data such as images, videos, GPS coordinates and even voice messages as electronic evidence of an audit, making the life of a typical on-site auditor much easier.

Here are just some of the benefits of remote auditing:

  • Save time through faster, automatic and value-added audits.

  • Simplify audits, enhancing the reliability of evidence-recording with mobile devices.

  • Increase corporate governance, business performance and operational efficiency through a robust and cost-effective method of audits and risk mitigation.

  • Increase business productivity by removing the need for manual spreadsheets and printed reports.

The main benefits of remote auditing are centred around cost flexibility. Auditors will incur fewer costs through every remote audit they conduct, such as travel expenses and billable hours. This is particularly advantageous in competitive environments and industries, where remote auditing provides the opportunity to share these savings with the company while maintaining profitability goals. On-site audits still hold value, albeit they will be conducted less regularly and will be much better organised, facilitating quicker collaborative resolutions.

USAS is at the forefront of the remote auditing revolution! Visit our homepage to learn more about what we do.