ISO 44001Collaborative Business Relationships

Improve communications and collaborate more efficiently with business partners

ISO 44001 has replaced BS 11000 as 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.

Vale 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.

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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.

Download these helpful documents:

ISO 44001 Brief Overview Leaflet

Understanding the Basics of ISO 44001

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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.

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 works.