Certifications and Audits for the Manufacturing Sector
The manufacturing sector has always been a cornerstone of Orion’s business and we have become a trusted partner the manufacturing industry can rely on.
We are currently the only firm endorsed by three industry associations to audit their members, and we reward this trust by only using auditors that have an overall customer satisfaction rating of 98% or better. Our auditors have over 15 years of auditing experience, making them seasoned and proven professionals.
Our vast experience means that we truly know and understand the manufacturing industry, including its typical processes, commonly used software, and industry terminology. As a result, our auditing services are efficient and effective, and we will work with you to establish mutual goals up front to make sure your needs are fully met. If you are looking to certify to multiple standards, we also provide integrated audits so you can achieve certification to multiple standards in one audit (e.g. ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / ISO 45001 / R2), ultimately saving you both time and money.
Does Your Manufacturing Company Require Certification?
Standards certifications are a key commodity in the manufacturing industry. Most customers require quality management standards such as ISO 9001 as well as other specific certifications such as those for environmental management (ISO 14001) or health and safety (ISO 45001).
Not only do these standards boost consumer confidence, but they are also increasingly a requirement for corporate and government purchasers and are often included in the mandatory criteria in procurement processes (RFPs and tenders).
The Importance of Certification to the Manufacturing Industry
Becoming compliant and certified to the necessary standard is critical for manufacturers looking to meet their customers’ demands and improve their overall performance. Not only will it strengthen the reputation of your business, but it will also help you streamline your processes, reduce inefficiencies, and support innovation and growth.
Standards Relevant to the Manufacturing Industry
ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems
The international standard that addresses a company’s ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems
Developed for organizations that wish to demonstrate and promote their commitment to an environmental management system.
AS9100/9120 – Aerospace
Includes all the requirements of ISO 9001 certification, while adding elements specific to the aerospace industry.
ANSI/BIFMA e3 – Sustainability Certification Program for Furniture
A 3-level standard, with each level representing a higher degree of sustainability compliance.