Why should I certify?
A certificate creates trust. Trust in your products, services, (management) processes and employees. Your certificate enables you to demonstrate that your organisation works efficiently and safely, that you manage the work and work processes and that you strive to be sustainable. It allows you to reduce risks, improve the quality of your organisation and have more satisfied clients. An independent third party like Kiwa ensures it stays that way.
Apart from creating trust, here are additional reasons for certification.
- Certification means certainty
A certificate means certainty for clients on a global scale as they can be sure that your management system, process or product meets widely supported (international) objective requirements and the conditions they impose. When it comes to certification of an individual's skills, a certificate offers certainty about the knowledge, competence and skills that someone needs to perform certain activities. The requirements attached to the certificate have been assessed by an independent third party like Kiwa.
- Certification improves efficiency
Certification can improve efficiency: your operations are more comprehensive, efficient and can be better controlled. Certification identifies the processes within your company and shows which elements of your business operations can be improved. It ensures that improving the quality of your services and products is a continuous and systematic process in your organisation. Risks (mistakes, delays, unnecessary costs) can be identified and reduced as well. Your processes are constantly becoming more efficient, safer and more transparent, so the overall quality of what you do will improve. Thus, certification can offer rapid return on investment.
- Certification fosters engagement
Certification will help you foster engagement. When all elements of your work processes have been identified, your employees work more efficiently and make fewer mistakes. They will be increasingly engaged and goal-oriented. While doing so, they'll have more pleasure in their work. And sustainable management will become second nature.
- Certification ensures confidence
A certificate helps to ensure confidence with competent authorities as you avoid discussions about whether or not you comply with laws and rules. The number of external assessments will be reduced to a minimum. A certificate will also make it easier for you to be granted all kinds of licenses.
- Certification improves customer satisfaction
While you improve the quality and efficiency of all you do, thanks to the certification requirements and continuous monitoring, your customers will get better service and better products. That way, you'll improve customer satisfaction in both the short and the long run.
- Certification is great for marketing
A certificate will give your product a good name in the (international) market. Furthermore, it is an excellent marketing tool and offers plenty of marketing opportunities. You will have an additional selling point: not you, but a renowned, independent inspection institute like Kiwa certifies that you provide quality. Make use of that fact and show off your certificate!