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Understanding ISO Management Systems Standards

  • What stage are you in your ISO management systems journey?
  • Are you a Business Incubator, Chamber of Commerce, or Developmental Organisation whose members are faced with conformity challenges that are hindering their access to markets?
  • Is your organisation new to ISO management systems standards? Based on your strategic and operational decision, we will work with you to develop and implement the ISO standard that will address your decision.
  • Organisations with existing ISO Management Systems. Are you on the journey towards achieving sustained success beyond your ISO certification?Are you looking for a Rapid Process Improvement (Kaizen activity) that will accelerate your sustained success?


Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)in South Africa and their international counterparts alike have challenges related to conforming to mandatory or voluntary standards required by potential clients interested in integrating them into their Supply Chain.

An example of such standards required is the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems requirements. Food Safety Management Systems based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practices.
For example, the scope of ISO 9001:2015 specifies that “This International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:

a) Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and;
b) Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements”. Source: ISO 9001:2015, Fifth edition 2015-09-15.

Mentoring for Standardisation

CES developed a Mentoring for Standardization Programme that is tailor-made for each individual organisation based on its scope of products and services.

The objective of the “Mentoring for Standardization Programme” is to support, SMEs towards standardisation that will minimize the risks in their operations and activities whilst unlocking the barriers to trade and operational efficiencyimposed by lack of conformity to relevant management systems standards.

This is achieved through provision of technical support, capacity building and advisory services in the following standards but not limited to;

  • Implementation and auditing of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems requirements
  • Implementation and auditing ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems- Requirements for any organization in the food chain
  • Implementation and auditing of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems requirements
  • Implementation and auditing of ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems requirements
  • Integrated Management Systems (IMS) of multiple standards for example, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Value Proposition to Our Clients

  • Helping our clients understand ISO management systems irrespective of industry sector.
  • Unlocking barriers to trade through effective implementation of relevant ISO management systems standards.
  • On the job standardisation mentoring as a result process owners learn problem solving techniques.

For more information about our Mentoring for Standardisation Programme,

Please contact us at: info@enterprisesustainability.co.za