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ISO 9001
Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015)

Today, more than ever before, it is important to match your services and products to the needs of your customer. As the international business environment becomes increasingly competitive, customers are more and more demanding where quality is concerned. The adoption of (QMS) therefore should be a strategic decision by an organization to ensure Delivery of service and/or product that meets customer requirements.

ISO 9001:2015;

  • Applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organization supplies
  • Prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met
  • Is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world

Below are some of the benefits that are enjoyed by companies implementing QMS:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Improved Consistency
  • Improved quality of product/service
  • Better-Motivated Employees
  • Cost Savings
  • Fewer Mistakes
  • Less Re-work
  • Less Waste
  • Wider Market Opportunities
  • Increased Customer Satisfaction
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Increased profits
  • Better use of time and resources
  • Improved communication

Environmental Management System

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the National Standards Body of Kenya has been providing service to the Kenyan industry for more than five decades by way of formulation of national standards and operation of product certification scheme.
KEBSlaunched Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Certification as per IS/ISO 14000 Series of Standards in the wake of increasing public awareness about the environment which has become an important factor in the decision making process of the organizationsThese standards are adoption of and identical to the internationally accepted ISO 14000 Series of Standards on Environmental Management Systems.

This Scheme envisages grant of Environmental Management Systems Certification Licence to organizations according to IS/ISO 14001, which is identical with ISO 14001:2004.

iso 27001
Information Security Management System (ISMS)- ISO/IEC 27001:2013

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Certification Body (CB) is offering Certification on  ISO 27001:2013,(ISO/IEC 27000-series) standards which provide good practice guidance on designing, implementing and auditing Information Security Management System (ISMS) to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of  the information on which we all depend.
Information is critical to the operation and perhaps even the survival of your organization. Being certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 will help you to manage and protect your valuable information assets.

ISO/IEC 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for ISMS. The standard is designed to ensure the selection of adequate and proportionate security controls.

ISO 22000
Food Safety Management

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published ISO 22000:2018 - Food Safety Management Systems – Requirements for any Organization in the Food Chain, with a view to provide framework for internationally harmonized requirements for systematically managing safety in food supply chains. Consequent to publication of ISO 22000 on BIS has adopted this International Standard as IS/ISO 22000:2018. 

KEBS-CB has launched Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS) Certification IS/ISO 22000:2018   scheme which envisages grant of FSMS Certification licence to organizations according to IS/ISO 22000.

Food Safety is related to the presence of food borne hazards in food at the point of consumption. Food reaches to consumers via supply chains that may link many different types of organizations.  One weak link can result in unsafe food that is dangerous to health.  As food safety hazards can occur the food chain at any stage, adequate control throughout the supply chain is essential. Therefore food safety is a joint responsibility of all organizations with in the food chain including, producers, manufactures, transport & storage operators, sub contractors, retail and food service outlets and service providers.
  Recent studies have shown that there is significant increase of illness caused by infected food in both developed and developing countries which give rise to considerable economic costs besides being health hazards.  This has necessitated the need for establishing a food safety management system by all types of organizations within the food chain.

a) Integrates the principles of Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system developed be Codex Alimentarius Commission. It combines the HACCP plan with prerequisite programme (PRPs) and operational PRPs.
b)  Requires that all Hazards that may be reasonably expected to occur in the food chain are identified, assessed and controlled.
c)  Can be applied independent of other management system standards or can be integrated with existing other management systems.
d) Allows even small, tiny scale organizations to implement as externally developed combination of control measures.
e)   Intended for organizations seeking more focussed, coherent and integrated food safety management systems.
f)  Emphasis on preventions of food safety hazards of all types. 
g) Ensures compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.
h)  Provides for management of potential emergency situations & accidents that can impact food safety.

The key elements of FSMS for managing & reducing the risk to health resulting from operations across the food chain to final consumption are:

  • Interactive Communication;
  • System Management;
  • Prerequisite Programmes;
  • HACCP Principles;
iso 18001

ISO/IEC 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems 

Requirements with guidance for use is the internationally recognized assessment specification for OHSMS. It was developed and prepared by project committee ISO/PC 283, occupational health and safety management systems.

The purpose of an OH&S management system is to provide a framework for managing OH&S risks. The intended outcomes of the OH&S management system are to prevent work-related injury and ill health to workers and to provide safe and healthy workplaces; consequently, it is critically important for the organization to eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks by taking effective preventive and protective measures.
When these measures are applied by the organization through its OH&S management system, they improve its OH&S performance. An OH&S management system can be more effective and efficient when taking early action to address opportunities for improvement of OH&S performance.
Implementing an OH&S management system conforming to this document enables an organization to manage its OH&S risks and improve its OH&S performance. An OH&S management system can assist an organization to fulfil its legal requirements and other requirements.


ISO 45001:2018 addresses the following key areas:

• Hazard Identification, Assessment of risks and opportunities.
• Managing OH & S risks
• Legal and Other Requirements
• OHS Objectives and planning to achieve them
• Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Accountability and Authority
• Competence, Training and Awareness
• Communication, Participation and Consultation
• Operational planning and Control
• Emergency Preparedness and Response
• Monitoring, Measurement, analysis and Performance evaluation
• Improvement.

The Benefits

OHSMS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows organizations to consistently identify and control their health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance (Prevent work-related injury and ill health to workers and to provide safe and healthy workplaces)
• Improves the efficiency of internal operations
• Improved employee safety and the quality of the working environment
• Compliance with applicable legal requirements
• Demonstrate high levels of occupational health and safety when bidding for international contracts
• Improves the reliability of your internal operations to meet customer requirements and overall performance
• Gain significant improvement in staff motivation and commitment and understanding of their responsibility in helping ensure workplace safety

Other Certification schemes offered include;
  • ISO 30401- Knowledge Management Systems
  • Integrated Management Systems
  • ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management Systems
  • HACCP- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
  • KS 2573 - Hygiene Certification for food establishments and restaurants
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • ISO 39001 – Road Transport Safety Management Systems
  • ISO 50001 - Energy Management Systems
  • ISO 13485 – Medical Devices certification
  • ISO 14024 - Ecolabelling
  • ISO 18788 - Management system for private security operations.
  • Eco mark Certification Scheme

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