Certification, why?

Many organizations have their management system certified by an objective  ‘outsider’ known as a certification body (CB). This CB is supervised by the Council for Accreditation. Companies have several reasons for choosing certification, which will differ from organization to organization but will be a mix of the following:

  • Improving performance
  • Improving employee involvement
  • More certainty about risk management
  • Better relationship with customers
  • Better relationship with neighbours and supervisory bodies 


Search the database of certified organisations (Dutch):

ISO 14001 (2464) 7567 sites
ISO 50001 (20) 32 sites
OHSAS 18001 (363) 1502 sites
EMAS (4)»
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