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Does My Building Business Need Compliance Certification?

Jason Hook

Head of Sales and Marketing

Dec 16, 2016 6:50:00 AM

Compliance certified businesses are prized in the construction industry. As a business owner, it means you’ve earned the recognition of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and can confidently assure existing and potential clients of quality. 

Whether it be the ISO 9001 standard, information security or sustainability, becoming certified to an ISO standard can give you an edge in a competitive industry. Below we look into how gaining a compliance certification can set your building business apart. 

 

What Are the Benefits of Becoming Compliant?

If your business becomes compliant with an ISO standard, it means you’ve demonstrated practices that are in-line with the standard document set by the ISO and can maintain them. 

Reaching compliance can benefit your business in five main ways:

 

  1. Efficiency is improved and costs are reduced – Compliance certification ensures your business is operating in-line with the best practices in its industry. Compliant businesses use the latest technologies and processes. This means your work is more productive and efficient, ensuring your business is always staying ahead of the competition.

 

  1. Create more satisfied customers – Delivering a project that has been completed in accordance with an internationally recognised standard results in satisfied customers.

 

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  1. Improved relationship with external stakeholders – The formal recognition of your processes though compliance certification will improve the relationship with your external stakeholders. This is because your business is operating in the global marketplace and your certification now allows it to be more compatible with other major players in the field. It also increases the chance of creating valuable and highly profitable international partnerships.

 

  1. Reducing impact on the environment – Not only does this encourage consumers to choose you over ‘less green’ alternatives, it also reduces your waste, allowing you to minimise costs and improve your business’ sustainability credentials in one move.

 

  1. Creates a marketing opportunity – Potential clients have confidence in businesses that have attained these standards. Since not many businesses have reached this benchmark, the ones which do have a competitive advantage. And this advantage should be exploited through your business’ marketing strategies.

  

What Does Reaching Compliance Do for Your Reputation?

If your business is in the running for a high-value government tender for a construction project, the person in charge of assessing tenders wants to be sure that the job is done to the highest standard for the best price. 

If your business has attained compliance certification in ISO 9001 – Quality Management, for example, you’re at a major advantage. This is because you have an internationally recognised badge of honour that shows that you can do the job right while adhering to the highest quality management standards. Essentially, certification gives you a reputation for being among the best. 

If clients want to feel confident in their contractor, they’ll choose the most qualified company every time. So, get certified and reap the rewards.

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