Frequently Asked Questions


Bureau of Indian standards have a well qualified and trained pool of auditors. These technically competent people with relevant experience and sector expertise help you improve quality of product/services thereby increasing your market share. The QMS and EMS Certification is accredited from NABCB for variors scope of sectors.

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Average time taken for grant of licence is usually 90 days from the receipt of complete application..

No, separate application should be submitted for each Management System.

For organizations having network of sites carrying out simliar manufacturing , services and/or processes at all site can apply for multi-site licence. Multi-site operations will be audited on a sampling basis one single cetificate (licence) will be issued with the name and address of the central Office of the organization. A list of all the sites to which the certificate (licence) relates will be issued either on the certificate (licence) itself or in an appendix or as otherwise reffered in the certificate (licence) along with scope of the licence.

In simple terms, Accreditation is like Certification of the Certification body. ‚Accreditation‘ should not be used as an interchangable alternative for Certification or Registration.

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You have to apply online ( www.manakonline.in) . your application will be scrutinized and recorded. Stage 1 audit will be organized at your site on a mutually agreed date. If Stage 1 Audit is satisfactory, stage 2 Audit will be organized on a mutually agreed date by a team of auditors at your site. If audit results are satisfactory, certification will be granted

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ISO 9001 is the international standard as for a quality management system (“QMS”).
The standard is used by organizations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and to demonstrate continuous improvement.

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All types of organizations viz large small, micro, product or service providing organization, private or Govt department who wants to demonstrate to its customer and stake holders that it has the capability to meet customer and regulatory requirements consistently.

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ISO 14001 is the international standard for Environmental management system (“EMS”).
It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

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Any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, who wants to demonstrate its capabilities to enhance its environmental performance and contribute to Environmental pillar of sustainability through the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective.

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ISO 45001:2018 is the International Standard, for Occupational for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance

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ISO 45001:2018 can be taken by any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety of workers , eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks (like accidents, occupational diseases).

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This is the International Standard for Energy Management System. The standard aims to help organizations continually reduce their energy use, and therefore their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emission. It also helps in continually improving the Energy performance including energy efficiency & energy security.

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Any organization regardless of its type, size, complexity, geographical location, organizational culture or the products and services it provides; can take this certification

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This is an International Standard for food safety management. The consequences of unsafe food can be serious. ISO’s food safety management standards help organizations identify and control food safety hazards, and provides a layer of reassurance within the global food supply chain, helping products cross borders and bringing people food that they can trust.

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Any organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity that are directly or indirectly involved include, but are not limited to, feed producers, animal food producers, harvesters of wild plants and animals, farmers, producers of ingredients,
food manufacturers, retailers, and organizations providing food services, catering services, cleaning and sanitation services, transportation, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, cleaning and disinfectants, packaging materials and other food contact materials, can take ISO 22000 certification.

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ISO 39001:2012 is an international standards that specifies requirements for a road traffic safety (RTS) management system to enable an organization that interacts with the road traffic system to reduce death and serious injuries related to road traffic crashes which it can influence.

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Any organization that interacts with road traffic system like, taxi company, state transport corporations, Goods transporters, Bus companies, schools running school buses, marketing and sales company transporting goods. Supermarkets , road authority etc.

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This is an International standards for Educational Organization Management System. It stipulates requirements for the Organization who needs to demonstrate its ability to support the acquisition and development of competence through teaching, learning or research and enhancing the satisfaction of learner, other beneficiaries and staff.

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Any organization that uses a curriculum to support the development of competence through teaching, learning or research, regardless of the type, size or method of delivery can take the certification. Training department of larger organization whose core business is not Education can also take the certification.

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It’s the International Standard that allows organizations of all types to prevent, detect and address bribery by adopting an anti-bribery policy, appointing a person to oversee anti-bribery compliance, training, risk assessments and due diligence on projects and business associates, implementing financial and commercial controls, and instituting reporting and investigation procedures.

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ISO 37001 certification can be taken by any organization, large or small, whether it be in the public, private or voluntary sector, and in any country. It is a flexible tool, which can be adapted according to the size and nature of the organization and the bribery risk it faces.

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ISO 27001 is an International Standard for Information Security Management System This standards enables organizations of any kind to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.

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Any organization regardless of type , size or nature who wants to demonstrate its capability for security of its information assets to the stakeholders.

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It is the International Standard which specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements

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Any organizations that involved in one or more stages of the life-cycle, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation, or servicing of a medical device and design and development or provision of associated activities can take this certification.

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It is an Indian standards, formulated by BIS, the national standards Body of India which specifies requirements of ISO 13485 & ISO 16142. This standard enables an organization to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services which consistently fulfils the requirements of essential principles of safety and performance along with customer and regulatory requirements.

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Any organizations that involved in one or more stages of the life-cycle, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation, or servicing of a medical device and design and development or provision of associated activities can take this certification

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It is an Indian standards, formulated by BIS, the national standards Body of India on HACCP( Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).
HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

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Any organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity that are directly or indirectly involved include, but are not limited to, feed producers, animal food producers, harvesters of wild plants and animals, farmers, producers of ingredients, food manufacturers, retailers, and organizations providing food services, catering services, cleaning and sanitation services, transportation, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, cleaning and disinfectants, packaging materials and other food contact materials, can take IS 15000 ( HACCP) certification.

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It is an Indian standards on Social accountability, formulated by BIS, the national standards Body of India, that encourages organizations to develop, maintain, and apply socially & legally acceptable practices in the workplace.

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Any organization irrespective of type, size, ownership or geographical location, be it Government, private , Academic, Charitable Trust or Society, Consumer, Cooperative, NGO and Associations of any other kind, which engages personnel for discharge of its duties on a regular or contractual, paid or honorary basis.

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