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Why choose a USAS-accredited certification company?

If you’re considering ISO certification for your business, your company is in safe hands with a USAS-accredited certification company.

Here at USAS, we pride ourselves on our commitment to continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence.

As a result, you can rest assured that any company that has attained USAS accreditation is a worthy guide for your own digital ISO certification journey.


USAS-Accredited Certfication

USAS is a world leader in independent third-party accreditation and a founding member of the IAFDC (International Accreditation For Digital Certification).

If there’s one thing we know better than anything else, it’s digital certification. In fact, our accreditation services have been specifically designed for certification companies who are looking to offer just that.


USAS Affiliates

Here at USAS, we provide support and guidance for organisations offering certification services.

In order to achieve this, we set well-defined standards to uphold the technical competence and integrity of our accredited organisations, ensuring that all USAS-accredited organisations offering certification are fit to fly the USAS flag.

While we do have USAS affiliates across the globe, we have only provided accreditation to a small number of certification companies in each country, in order to maintain high standards across the board.

With such stringent policies and criteria in place, if you see the USAS logo, you know you're dealing with a company that knows its stuff.

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Achieving ISO certification can be a long and arduous process that’s not only time-consuming but habitually inefficient.

Naturally, any one of those terms will likely be met with widespread disapproval from any self-respecting business owner. After all, who wants to willingly subject their business to laborious inefficiency?

Luckily, there is a new way to go about ISO certification and, much like the rest of the world these days, it’s digital, it’s online and it’s undoubtedly the future.

Better still, the future is already here!


Company Benefits of Digital ISO Certification

Digital ISO certification provides businesses with an efficient and economical way of attaining ISO accreditation online. Gone are the wearisome days and costly delays associated with the physical accreditation process, instead replaced with unobtrusive integration and online efficiency.

From a financial standpoint, digital ISO certification usually provides a cheaper option right away. Meanwhile, the demand on human resources is also far less taxing, freeing up man-hours and staff alike, allowing you to put those resources to better use elsewhere.

The online process also allows businesses to check whether or not companies are ISO certified, providing full transparency for all.


Environmental Benefits of Digital ISO Certification

Taking your ISO certification journey online naturally reduces the amount of paperwork involved which, in turn, positively benefits the environment. That much is fairly obvious.

However, what you may not have considered is that the online nature of digital ISO certification also removes the need for a physical auditor to attend your business premises in person, thus eliminating unnecessary travel needs.

While this may not seem like much, imagine if numerous companies took their ISO certification online and you multiplied the effect tenfold or more.

That travel would then translate into a notable difference in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions, thus making digital ISO certification ecologically as well as financially beneficial.


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Long road ahead

There are a variety of benefits to achieving ISO accreditation, from boosting operational efficiency to enhancing your company's reputation.

However, despite these perks, many business owners who consider seeking ISO certification are put off by the associated drawbacks involved in the accreditation process: namely the time, money and hassle that comes with it.

Luckily, there is an easier way and it comes in the form of digital certification.

When done remotely using an USAS-accredited body, the whole ISO certification process goes from pulling teeth to sitting pretty in the time it takes to sign up.

Don’t believe us? Read on to find out more…


Benefits of Remote ISO Certification

One of the main turn-offs for businesses considering ISO certification is the fact that the process takes up a lot of time. Worse still, it also involves numerous staff members as well as site visits and additional paperwork.

While traditional ISO certification may be a laborious task, the digital route can be surprisingly straightforward.

With online accreditation from a USAS-accredited body, the cons of ISO certification are instantly vaporised into digital dust.

Online communication and fast-track results are two key selling points. Digital accreditation can be done online and completed at a time that suits you.

There’s no need to down tools and focus on 100% on your ISO certification; you can simply schedule the tasks around your existing timetable and prioritise accordingly.

In addition to the practical benefits, online ISO certification is also cheaper than conducting the process in person, requiring far fewer physical resources as well.

Meanwhile, the reduction in travel and paperwork also helps to reduce your carbon footprint, providing a responsible solution that benefits all.

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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.

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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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