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Guidance Standard for Social Accountability ISO 26000:2010
Social Accountability Standard SA 8000
British Retail Consortium standard (BRC)
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Six Sigma (6 σ)
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Testing and Calibration of Laboratories
Information Systems Management System Standard - ISO/IEC 20000:2005
   
Guidance standard for Social Accountability - ISO 26000:2010
  Description
ISO 26000:2010 is a Guidance for Social Responsibility. It is aimed to be the first step in helping all types of organization in both the public and private sectors to consider implementing ISO 26000 as a way to achieve the benefits of operating in a socially responsible manner. Note: ISO 26000 : 2010 is Guideline for Social Responsibility and not intended for the certification purpose, however, when the system is established and implemented it can be approved by Global Consultants as an evidence that the system is established implemented and complying with the requirements of ISO 26000: 2010.
  Applicability
ISO 26000 can be applied on any entity on all sectors ( Governmental / Private ) , ( industrial / Services ) who wants to apply a recognized system for Social Accountability.
  Examples
Banks, financial services providers , oil and gas companies …etc.
Social Accountability Standard - SA 8000
  Description
SA8000 is the first auditable standard in this field. In particular, it is compatible with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 structure and is based on conventions of International Labor Organization (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The worldwide-recognized certification to the SA8000 standard involves the development and auditing of management systems that promote socially acceptable working practices bringing benefits to the complete supply chain.
  Applicability
SA 8000 can be applied on any entity on all sectors ( Governmental / Private ) , ( industrial / Services ) who wants to apply a recognized system for Social Accountability.
  Examples
Banks, financial services providers, oil and gas companies … etc.
British Retail Consortium Standard (BRC)
  Description
BRC certification proves compliance of the retailers, from the large multiples and department stores through to independents, selling a wide selection of products through center of town, out of town, rural and virtual stores with the safety of products, packaging, storage & distribution processes.
  Applicability
A. BRC Food Global Standard
  It is particularly suitable for companies supplying food products to UK retailers, regardless of the product or country of origin. In most cases certification to this standard is a pre-condition for supplying to UK retailers. It has been adopted by organizations throughout the world
  Examples
  Food Manufacturing / processing companies
B. BRC (IoP) For Packaging
  The Global Standard for Packaging and Other Packaging Materials is particularly suitable for suppliers of packaging materials to food manufacturers who supply UK retailers. Its scope has recently been expanded to include medical, pharmaceutical and consumer goods packaging manufacturers.
  Examples
  Carton manufacturing companies, PET Perform manufacturing companies, Cap / Closure manufacturing company, … etc.
C. BRC Consumer products
  The standard is particularly suitable for manufacturers that supply consumer products to UK retailers, regardless of the product or country of origin. The standard is designed to cover manufactured products that come under the scope of the European Union General Products Safety Regulations (2005) and any additional product related legislation.
  Examples
  Companies manufacture one or more of the following (Oral Care products, laundry brush manufacturing companies , shampoo Cap, Baby wipes, personal care products, … etc)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  Description
GMP is concerned with both production and quality control. GMP is that part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and product specification.
  Applicability
GMP can be applied on the entities which their products are considered as a very sensitive products and has direct or indirect impact on the human health.
  Examples
Pharmaceutical industries companies, Food Manufacturing companies, Medical devices manufacturing companies etc.
Good Storage and Distribution Practices (GS&DP)
  Description
GS & GD are that part of Quality Management System that guarantees the quality of the pharmaceutical or medical product through controlling various activities related to storage and distribution operations procedures.
  Applicability
It can be applied on any company involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain have addressed individually and as partners their quality issues in terms of handling, storage, distribution and transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products.
  Examples
Pharmaceutical industries companies, wholesalers, pharmacies, Transportation companies involved in transferring pharmaceutical products etc..
Total Quality Management (TQM)
  Description
TQM is a structured system for managing the quality of products, processes, and resources of an organization in order to satisfy its internal and external customers, as well as its suppliers. Its main objective is to sustain customer satisfaction through continuous improvement, which is accomplished by systematic methods for problem solving, breakthrough achievement, and sustenance of good results (standardization).
  Applicability
TQM Methodology can be applied in any entity seeks to implement the continual improvement processes to achieve highest accuracy levels and development of its processes.
  Examples
It can be applied on banks, large companies, schools, universities … etc.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  Description
ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector in the USA. Compliance by your products with ANSI standards means that they can be acceptable for usage with the United States of America.
  Applicability
ANSI standards can be applied on any entity seeks international accreditation and approval for their products from the American national standard institute to facilitate the exporting of their products to US.
  Examples
Appliances, Automotive lifting devices , Bottled water and packaged ice Building Products , Building and institutional furniture, Drinking water additives, Drinking water treatment units , Electric appliances and accessories, Electrical products, ----etc
Six Sigma (6 σ)
  Description
Six sigma - 6 σ - is a highly disciplined approach used to reduce the process variations to the extent that the level of defects are drastically reduced to less than 3.4 per million process, product or service opportunities (DPMO). It creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization ("Black Belts", "Green Belts", etc.) who are experts in these methods.
  Applicability
Six Sigma is a “Industry Independent” methodology and has been successfully applied across:
  Examples
Manufacturing Industry including Automotive, Aerospace, Health Equipment, FMCG, Electronic Goods, Textiles, etc.
Service industry including Telecom, Banking and financial services, health care, hotels, IT, ITES, KPOs, Airlines, Cargo movement, support services, HR services, Marketing services etc...
CE Marking
  Description
CE Marking is a legal requirement for products intended for sale in Europe. Complying with CE mark directives proves that product has met EU consumer safety, health or environmental requirements.
  Applicability
Entities wants to get a passport for exporting their products to any country in the European union.
  Examples
Companies manufacturing products like stationeries, toys, home appliances, low voltage products, high voltage products, etc...
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Testing and Calibration of Laboratories
 
What is ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 standard?
ISO/IEC 17025 is the global recognized standard that was developed specifically for testing and calibration of laboratories seeking accreditation from an accreditation body. The current release was published in 2005. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.
Laboratories that managed to demonstrate compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 at assessment have proved they operate using sound management practices and are technically competent to perform specific tests, calibrations and/or measurements, and are able to generate technically valid results for which they hold accreditation. To maintain this recognition, laboratories are re-evaluated periodically by the accreditation body to ensure their continued compliance with the requirements, and to check that their standard of operation is being maintained. Laboratories may also be required to participate in relevant proficiency testing programs between reassessments, as a further demonstration of technical competence.
Benefits of ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Accreditation Standard
Internal Benefits
Increase confidence in Testing/ Calibration data and personnel performing work.
Better control of laboratory operations and feedback to laboratories as to whether they have sound Quality Assurance System and are technically competent.
Savings in terms of time and money due to reduction or elimination of the need for re-testing of products.
Continually improving data quality and laboratory effectiveness.
Competitive Benefits
Potential increase in business due to enhanced customer confidence and satisfaction.
Customers can search and identify the laboratories accredited by the Accreditation Member Body for their specific requirements from their website or Directory of Accredited Laboratories.
Users of accredited laboratories will enjoy greater access to their products, in both domestic and international markets, when tested by accredited laboratories.
Improve national and global reputation and image of the laboratory.
Applicability of ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Accreditation standard
All laboratories that provide testing and calibration services can apply to accreditation.
Examples on the Sectors which ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Accreditation Standard applicable on it
Companies / Authorities working in the following Sectors:
Inspection Companies, Food Manufacturing Companies, Laboratories of Governmental Authorities, Oil and Gas, -------- etc.-
Note: Accreditation against ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Accreditation Standard:
The accreditation against ISO/IEC 17025 standard is done by Accreditation Body and not by a Certification Body
Information Systems Management System Standard - ISO/IEC 20000:2005
  Description
ISO/IEC 20000:2005 is the first worldwide standard specifically aimed at IT Service Management. It describes an integrated set of management processes for the effective delivery of services to the business and its customers.
  Applicability
ISO/IEC 20000 is applicable to any organization, large or small, in any sector or part of the world which relies on IT services. The standard is particularly suitable for internal IT service providers, such as IT departments, and external IT service providers, such as IT outsourcing organizations.
  Examples
Companies providing services in IT and communicating networking systems., -------etc
   
 
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