Businesses seek ISO certification for a variety of reasons: attracting and retaining customers and clients, boosting brand image, and more.
Getting executive buy-in for ISO certification can sometimes be a challenge, and even leaders who have made the decision to seek standards certification – be it ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or any other widely used standards – often fail to consider the unsung rewards of certification.
Businesses that implement ISO standards often focus on the perceived burdens of adoption, such as expansive paper trails, demanding document management, and seemingly interminable audits. They forget that, when executed and implemented properly, certification can spell rich financial rewards.
Well, thanks to the folks at the World Standards Cooperative (WSC), an organization that promotes voluntary, consensus-based standards, business leaders have access to a variety of tools that illustrate the business benefits of adopting ISO standards. The WSC website contains links to dozens of such resources, including:
- A report on the economic value of standardization by the Standards Council of Canada.
- The benefits of adopting standards in “CEO speak”.
- A report on how adopting standards will contribute to your bottom line.
- Tons of other resources that can be used to illustrate the benefits of adopting consensus-based standards.
So take a look at this valuable resource, and if you are in the market for stress-free certification, don’t forget to review Intelex’s array of streamlined ISO-related products.