Certification Process

Decision for certification and Selection of Certification Body

·          Organisation’s top management decide to go in for certification

·          Enquiries for certification received from organisation on common mail id scsinfo@in.bureauveritas.com or on website : www.bureauveritas.co.in

·          Enquiries for certification received by SCS marketing manager

      richard.quadros@in.bureauveritas.com or individual area office marketing executives


Application Review and Contract Finalisation

·          Receive Filled Application from the applicant organization

·          Authorised person makes CR as per guidelines

·          Contract sent to applicant organisation

·          Finalise contract and sign the contract

·          Register contract in the database


       Audit Planning Phase

·          Agree on the dates of the stage 1 and stage 2 audits

·          Agree on the Audit Team members

·          Pre-Assessment Audit (Optional)

·          Agree on Technical Scope & choice of certificates


      Stage 1 Audit & Reporting of the Findings

·            Conduct the stage 1 audit on site

·            The purpose of the stage 1 audit is to

a) to audit the client's management system documentation;

b) to evaluate the client's location and site-specific conditions and to undertake discussions with 

    the client's personnel to determine the preparedness for the stage 2 audit;

c) to review the client's status and understanding regarding requirements of the standard, in

    particular with respect to the identification of key performance or significant aspects,

    processes, objectives and operation of the management system;

d) to collect necessary information regarding the scope of the management system processes

    and location(s) of the client, and related statutory and regulatory aspects and compliance (e.g.

    quality, environmental, legal aspects of the client's operation, associated risks, etc.);

e) to review the allocation of resources for stage 2 audit and agree with the client on the details

    of the stage 2 audit;

f)  to provide a focus for planning the stage 2 audit by gaining a sufficient understanding of the

    client's management system and site operations in the context of possible significant aspects;

g) to evaluate if the internal audits and management review are being planned and performed,      

    and that the level of implementation of the management system substantiates that the client is

    ready for the stage 2 audit.

·            Prepare a report which identifies omissions and/or Problems for correction prior to the Certification Audit

·            Corrections to be implemented and submitted to Bureau Veritas Certification for closure


   Stage 2 Audit & Reporting of the Findings

·          Opening meeting

·          Conduct Site tour

·          The stage 2 audit shall take place at the site(s) of the client. It shall cover at least the following:

a) information and evidence about conformity to all requirements of the applicable management system standard or other normative document;

b) performance monitoring, measuring, reporting and reviewing against key performance objectives and targets (consistent with the expectations in the applicable management system standard or other normative document);

c) the client's management system and performance as regards legal compliance;

d) operational control of the client's processes;

e) internal auditing and management review

f)  management responsibility for the client's policies;

g) links between the normative requirements, policy, performance objectives and targets (consistent with the expectations in the applicable management system standard or other normative document), any applicable legal requirements, responsibilities, competence of personnel, operations, procedures, performance data and internal audit findings and conclusions.

·          Cover all core processes and sites

·          Interviews, Observations & Discussions

·          Record Audit teams concerns

·          Record and hand over Non conformities to organisation

·          Closing Meeting

·          Summary of observations

·          Recommendation of the audit team

  Non-conformity clearance

·          Provide objective evidence of implementation of corrective action

·          Non-conformity may be cleared through on-site follow-up audit or documentary evidence through fax / e-mail

·          A major non-conformity may require an on-site follow-up audit

·          Certification / continuation. as applicable. can be recommended only after closure of all non-conformities



·          Bureau Veritas Certification issues certificates of approval to the various standards

·          Bureau Veritas Certification supplies artwork of Certification Mark in electronic and paper copy for printing on stationary

·          Organisation to use certification mark according to the guidelines for use provided along with the certificate


Post Certification Activity

·          Surveillance Audits (annually or bi-annually)

·          First Surveillance audit for a certification cycle to be conducted within 365 days of the last date of the stage 2 audit

·          Not accepting surveillance audits as per schedule may lead to suspension and/or withdrawal of the certificate

·          Audit intimations to be sent in advance and audit dates mutually decided

·          Any nonconformities reported to be addressed as stated above



·          New Contract

·          Recertification audits and associated certification decision process to be completed before expiry of the existing certificate and no extension to   validity of previous certificate

·          Bureau Veritas Certification offers open ended contracts which does not require re-submission of application form at end of 3 year certification   cycle


·         Bureau Veritas reserves the right to accept a client based on various risk factors including any geographical, ethical and/or commercial basis. This may include countries and business sectors as well

·        Bureau Veritas remains responsible for, and shall retain authority for, its decisions relating to certification, including the granting, refusing, maintaining of certification, expanding or reducing the scope of certification, renewing, suspending or restoring following suspension, or withdrawing of certification


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