ISO 9001:2015 MentorshipExpansion for Growth

The Centre launched its ISO 9001:2015 Mentorship Programme in 2018 to assist local businesses to meet the quality management expectations of the energy sector and related industries. Since its launch, interest and engagement with the Centre’s ISO programme has reverberated across local businesses. It is both a catalyst and representation of Guyana’s rapid economic growth and diversification.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

What is Certification?

To be certified means a business or organisation was audited by an independent third party, and it has demonstrated conformity to the requirements of the latest quality process standards established the International Organization for Standardization ( ISO certification means a business’ operations and systems work efficiently, effectively and are consistent with the international best practices established by ISO in order to meet and exceed the company’s customer satisfaction goals.

Why Does it Matter?

ISO certification ensures a business is meeting and performing to optimal international standards. Improved business systems and processes often lead to more efficient use of valuable human and financial resources while reducing cost and increasing output. Being ISO certified improves a business’ overall standing and global reputation and demonstrates a clear commitment to delivering excellence. In turn, this commitment provides a boost to customer confidence and increases the likelihood of winning more and new business.

The Centre’s Approach

The Centre’s mentoring focuses on hands-on coaching – pairing a business with an expert to learn how to meet the ISO 9001:2015 standard requirements. The consultant provided by the Centre equips the partner business with the skills and tools to develop and grow their quality management system. The mentorship programme is designed to help companies become ISO compliant. With guidance from the Centre, companies can then opt to go through the process of being ISO certified.

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental, international organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, that develops standards to certify the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems for business. As technology and systems continue to evolve, new standards are developed by ISO at all levels.

Each ISO certification has specific criteria and sets of standards and is classified numerically. The ISO compliance promoted by the Centre for quality management systems is ISO 9001:2015. This means the standard number is 9001 and it was released in 2015.

Why Work with the Centre on ISO 9001:2015 Mentorship?

Standardise systems and operations
Improve quality of processes and products
Increase your credibility cross business
Recognised globally as the international quality standard
Improve consistency of operations

Improve efficiency, reduce waste and save money
Facilitate collaboration across business
Satisfy customer requirements
Increase revenue and grow business

Free of cost (from the Centre)

Getting Started

Interested local companies register and complete the Centre’s popular HSSE Management System Mentorship Programme (HSSE MS Programme) before becoming eligible for ISO mentorship.

After completing the initial Programme, companies can opt to go through the process of becoming ISO compliant with assistance from the Centre. Depending on the nature and commitment of the company, this ISO mentorship process takes an average of six months to complete.