For many companies, one of the important issues of operation, and sometimes even survival, is competitiveness. Particularly relevant issue arose in periods of economic downturn. In order to reduce costs, improve quality of products the plant has certification of management systems. Management Systems Certification is performed by special organizations having a license for this activity. Certification of quality management systems by enterprises in accordance with accepted international standards and similar Russian documents. According to existing documents, certification systems management to the following standards: standard health and safety (OHSAS 14001), the quality standard (ISO 9001), the standard of environmental safety (ISO 14000). Certification of management systems is not a mandatory procedure, but a certificate of compliance both international and domestic standards, increases the credibility of the company and increases its attractiveness. The procedure for certification of management systems is strictly regulated.
To of the need to apply to the relevant certification bodies. But the time of the organization should already be developed and implemented a quality management system, occupational health and safety or environmental and industrial safety. The certification process is an audit of all business processes for compliance with accepted quality management system. In the case of a positive outcome is issued a certificate of compliance accepted standards. Quality Management System Certificate has validity of 3 years. During this time, regularly carried out inspections to monitor compliance with quality management system established standards.