Industry Standards are strategic tools and guidelines to help companies tackle some of the most demanding challenges of modern business and individuals to keep up with the new changing technologies and manage their career. Standards ensure that business operations are as efficient as possible, increase productivity and help companies access new markets. Likewise individuals can perform well and advance their careers, if they keep learning and commence adopting new certifications. Industry standards help businesses to:
- Cut costs, through improved systems and processes
- Increase customer satisfaction, through improved safety, quality and processes
- Access new markets, through ensuring the compatibility of products and services
- Reduce their impact on the environment.
According to ISO, numerous studies have shown that standards boost business and economies. In the UK, for example, standards account for an $8.2bn annual growth in GDP, while in Canada, the use of standards has injected over $91bn into the economy since 1981.
We help our clients to demonstrate that their products, processes, systems or services are in conformance with either own or National or International standards and regulations or customer defined standards, through certification.
Currently these services are offered as a part of our Business Consulting Service, where we help our client to develop and implement their management system in full conformance with appropriate international industry standard like ISO 9001, ISO 14001 etc. and provide “Prima Strategic Group” Certification to demonstrate their system meets the applicable standard. This helps to those clients who are challenged by cost and resources, and absence of the certification hinder their ability to participate in the potential bids or tenders.
As per BSI, research shows that businesses that adopt and certify to best practice, as outlined in internationally-recognized standards, reap substantial benefits:
- 75% experienced improved customer service
- 77% boosted their performance
- 74% acquired new customers and retained existing clients
- 44% achieved cost savings
Harvard studies underscore these findings and identified ISO 9001 adopters, for example, having faster sales growth, increased employment and fewer workplace injuries.
There are two type of Certifications PSG provides to its clients:
- Business Certifications
- Individual Certifications
Business Certifications- Are for those Small to Medium Businesses who have desire to improve their profitability and qualify themselves for upcoming technology development challenges or lacking in participation to bid for new business with larger corporations. Our certification boost confidence and help clients to focus more narrowly on their business priorities. These certifications include all those listed on business consulting page of this website and example include ISO and API Certifications.
Individual Certification-These certifications are directly related to the skill development. It is difficult for an individual to spend couple of thousand dollars to get currently offered Individual Certifications. To help those individuals in need, PSG provides training opportunities and AT PAR certifications according to PSG’s written practice, to enhance skills in the particular field. Example of such unaccredited certifications include : ISO 9001 Internal Auditor, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor, OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor, Basics of API Q1 and API Q2, API Source Inspector Course For more details visit the Skill Development page of this website.