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How ISO certification can help your Charity

Do you run a charity? Are you responsible for raising its profile, attracting supporters and recruiting employees or volunteers? Then you should consider our ISO certification for charities service.

Gaining ISO certification is the clearest way of demonstrating your commitment to running a safe, efficient and responsible organisation. The ISO standards can help you reduce your environmental impact, improve health and safety, strengthen information security and deliver effective business continuity management.

Our expert consultants can help you identify the most appropriate standard for your organisation.

By improving your internal processes, you can reduce costs and use your funding more efficiently, so delivering maximum value to your front line services.

Which ISO standards are best for my Charity?

You can choose from various ISO Management Systems. However, the ones best suited to charities are:

ISO 9001

ISO 9001


As a charity, you want to get the most out of your donations and with an ISO 9001 certified management system you can put in place best-practice processes that help to increase efficiency and save money. The importance of being customer-focused is also of benefit. The more you focus on those who donate to your charity, the more your cause will benefit.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001


Through an ISO 14001 management system you will build processes that quantify, monitor and control the ongoing environmental impact of your operations. These processes will help to improve the image and credibility of your charity, helping you to win new donors as well as identifying opportunities for cost savings.

BS 10012

BS 10012

Personal Information Management

A BS 10012 personal information management system will allow you to put processes in place that will protect your donors' personal information from loss or unauthorised access. By keeping your systems in line with personal information regulations such as GDPR, your donors can be confident that their information is safe with you.

What are the benefits of ISO certification?

An ISO certification for your charity provides the following benefits:

  • Compliance with legislation and regulations
  • Improved management processes
  • Reduced costs allowing you to put more of your donations where they should be
  • Enhanced reputation, by demonstrating your commitment to meeting international standards of excellence

Don’t just take our word for it – read these QMS customer testimonials

    Highly professional and friendly service. Made the whole experience of going through ISO 9001 standards and accreditation very easy.
    Iram Fardus, Manager. Witton Lodge Community Association

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    Efficient Transfer Process

    We have had [the Consultant] on site over two days to support our transition to the new ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 and it has been a really positive experience. The process was fully explained and [the Consultant] took the time to go through each element of the new manuals to ensure that it was fully understood and then adapted the criteria to meet our organisation's needs and service delivery. Thank you, it was a pleasure working with you.
    Emma Carver, CEO. KASBAH

    Originally posted on


    [The Consultant] was friendly supportive and knowledgeable she also took the time to listen to me about how the sector I work in is different from the commercial world this helped us get the best outcomes for the Brandon Trust in terms of ISO 9001.
    Stuart Robbins. Brandon Trust

    Originally posted on


    Brilliant business support - 10/10 in every way!

    Highly customer focused business support and guidance from professional, well trained and knowledgeable consultants.
    Nigel Hughes, Chief Executive. Birkenhead YMCA

    Originally posted on


How do we get certified?

QMS has developed a simple, cost-effective 3-stage certification process. With our help, you could achieve certification in less than 45 days. Our consultants have extensive business experience, enabling them to support you through the entire certification process. We can even write your Documented Management System for you.

Special discount for charities

We understand the challenges charities face. As part of our commitment to supporting good causes, we offer charities a 10% discount on all our fees. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you reach your charitable goals.


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