Importance of Accreditations within Your Supply Chain


Organisations are choosing suppliers that obtain and maintain certifications to one or more management system standards such as ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental), ISO 27001 (information security), or other external accreditations such as Cyber Essentials.

Importance of Accreditations within Your Supply Chain

Accreditations are awarded by independent bodies or government organisations and represent a seal of approval; they verify that a business has met a set of specific criteria to comply with their accreditation program.

Many accreditations will require the business to update and renew them annually to ensure that they are maintained and up to date with any changes in the regulatory standards.

Consumers demand quality, reliance and safety from the products or services they buy, these third-party accreditations validate promises business make and evidences their values and commitments to better working practice, all of which leads to immediate trust and confidence in their product or service. By working with organisation’s that have invested in accreditation assessments, you can be sure that they are:

  • Adding a globally recognised, peer reviewed and government endorsed process to their business tool kit,
  • Demonstrating a quality centric approach,
  • Displaying a culture of quality and transparency,
  • Qualifies the business for markets and sectors where specific standards are required,
  • Evidencing efficiency in their organisation’s internal processes,
  • Providing confidence to their customers of the quality, competence, safety and reliability of their products and services.

At Cortech we are committed to demonstrating to our partners, not only our technical knowledge and expertise but that we are also committed to high quality, robust procedures, which is why we are annually successfully audited against certifications such ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials as well recently being certified as Carbon.

Jason Blundell, Head of Sales and Marketing for Cortech, comments, “We take the need to establish and maintain the very highest of standards within our industry very seriously, which is why we undergo these external, independent audits.”

“We are committed to mitigating risk to not only our business, but our people and the organisations we work with as well. We are proud of being accredited by these organisations and proud to highlight our commitment to strive for continuous excellence and improvement in the way we operate.”

To conclude, when choosing suppliers, investigate their accreditations and choose one that can demonstrate clearly, they will do their best to meet with your needs.