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 (2508) 7095 sites
ISO 50001 (27) 91 sites
ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 (356) 1415 sites
EMAS (4) »
the database directly