ISO 44001

Collaborative Business Relationships

ISO 44001 is the recognised standard for collaborative business relationships, providing you with the tools you need to develop robust and effective partnerships within or between organisations. By choosing QMS to help your business become certified to this Standard, you will benefit from:

Expert Consultants: our nationwide team of consultants and auditors are experienced at providing certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations, across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.

Value for Money: our processes add value at every stage of the certification process and we will even write the ISO 44001 Management System Manual for you.

Simplicity: we remove the red tape and unnecessary paperwork, making certification possible in 45 days.

Why should I apply for ISO 44001 certification?

ISO 44001 is applicable to private and public organisations, from small businesses to multinational corporations, and it can be applied on several levels:

  • Single application – An individual project, internal division or team
  • Individual relationship – A specific client, supplier, joint venture or business partner
  • Multiple relationships – Joint ventures, networks, consortia, partners or the whole supply chain
  • Full application – This would span across the company and apply to all identified relationships

Helping you to develop effective joint ventures and improve internal communications, ISO 44001 provides you with the resources you need to access new services, improve contract opportunities and support your growth strategy.

Here are some benefits of using the ISO 44001 framework: 

  1. Improved efficiency - through mutually beneficial collaboration with business partners
  2. Better decision making - through clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  3. Cost savings - through more efficient sharing of skills, costs, risks, and resources
  4. Enhanced reputation - through certification
  5. Increased productivity - by training staff more effectively and creating better business relationships.

Gaining ISO 44001 certification will clearly demonstrate to business partners and other interested parties that you are committed to transparency and good governance. Your organisation will also see competitive benefits when you combine resources to win new business opportunities.

Clear communication can also help you improve efficiency and drive business growth. That is why the ISO 44001 requirements include refining your decision-making process to enable you to share skills, knowledge and resources more efficiently.

How businesses have benefitted from Standards

Client Testimonials of QMS and the ISO Certification Process

    The [Consultant] arrived early, has been very helpful, patient and answered all our questions.
    Tara Mason, Partner. The Kleen Team Limited

    3rd June

    General review

    We’ve gained new customers and increased customer satisfaction, as well as meeting crucial legal obligations and reducing waste.
    Anne Esmond. High Voltage Electrical Services Ltd

    10th March

    General review

How to get ISO 44001

Our expert consultants ensure the route to ISO 44001 certification is as straightforward as possible for you, taking as little as 45 days to complete. This includes helping you make any necessary improvements to existing business processes and writing the Documented Management System for you.



Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

Maintaining your ISO Management System

QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.

With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

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Download these helpful documents:

    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification

    Published 12/2018

    General downloads

    Standard Overview: ISO 44001

    Understanding the Basics of ISO 44001

    Published 12/2018

    ISO 44001 downloads

    QMS International Company Profile

    Find out about QMS, our achievements and some of our clients

    Published 02/2019

    General downloads

How much does an ISO 44001 cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your sector, annual turnover, and number of employees. We will also need to know if you require industry specific accreditation (such as ASCB or UKAS).

To find out how affordable ISO 44001 certification could be for your business, why not complete our online Fee Calculator – receiving your bespoke quote direct to your inbox.


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How long will it take to get ISO 44001?

From your first consultation with our experts through to certification can take as little as 45 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.

Remember, we can normally save you time and effort by drafting your Collaborative Business Relationship manual for you. This can also help you gain certification faster than you would by doing it yourself.

Latest ISO 44001 news

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 44001 and Management Systems in general work.

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