Directory of Largest Global Certification Bodies (Accredited)

Bifften

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Hi everyone,

I am tasked with reviewing our companies global certification coverage. After a few mergers we have a number of different offices with various levels of standard coverage - mainly ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 37001, under various different Certification Bodies. One specific major one I am not personally impressed with for various billing, scheduling and administration problems over the years, so it is likely to go out to tender (if that's the right term) with a view to moving everything across to one certification body.

We are a Global Organisation and would be seeking a certification body that can certify our operations in UK / USA / India / Europe (Belgium, Germany, Serbia, Austria) / South Korea; and potentially others.

Is there a definitive list somewhere as a starting point? I feel for truly global and multi-standard coverage we might be talking about a handful of certification bodies only?

If anyone can help point me somewhere as a starter that would be most appreciated.

Thank you all,

Best wishes,
Phil
 
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Sidney Vianna

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Is there a definitive list somewhere as a starting point? I feel for truly global and multi-standard coverage we might be talking about a handful of certification bodies only?
Your challenge is not unique. Many large corporations have realized the benefits of consolidating certifications with a trusted CB, over the years. When I was involved with a global CB in a previous life, I was a Key Account Manager for a few Fortune 50 US based corporations.

As for the list you are seeking, there is no such a thing. But some of the truly global CB's have created an organization called Independent International Organization for Certification - IIOC. Their members are listed @ Current IIOC member organisations | IIOC

Whatever you decide, my strong advice to you is: DEMAND a Key Account Manager from the CB, someone that can do all the leg work for you in the interface. You DO NOT want to be dealing with multiple schedulers, lead auditors, accounts receivable reps, etc...

Good luck
 
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Good advice from Sidney, I'm familiar with all but one and have reviewed the work and audit reports from each....And at the last count I did, every one of them, except the one I'm not familiar with has at least one "Randy Daily" trained auditor
 

Bifften

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Your challenge is not unique. Many large corporations have realized the benefits of consolidating certifications with a trusted CB, over the years. When I was involved with a global CB in a previous life, I was a Key Account Manager for a few Fortune 50 US based corporations.

As for the list you are seeking, there is no such a thing. But some of the truly global CB's have created an organization called Independent International Organization for Certification - IIOC. Their members are listed @ Current IIOC member organisations | IIOC

Whatever you decide, my strong advice to you is: DEMAND a Key Account Manager from the CB, someone that can do all the leg work for you in the interface. You DO NOT want to be dealing with multiple schedulers, lead auditors, accounts receivable reps, etc...

Good luck
Fantastic link thank you so much, that was the type of thing I was after.

That looks like the perfect number to explore further. Obviously we'd be looking for accreditation on all of the standards we hold from these CBs. That might rule a few out of contention.

I notice our current CB is listed amongst those (I won't mention them specifically) and agree completely on the demand for a dedicated account manager. It will be a demand from us, I've had so much frustration dealing with different regional offices, auditors, sales people, credit controllers.

Appreciate the help, thanks again
 
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