ISO 44001

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ISO 44001


ISO44001 is about driving organisational mindset and culture towards collaboration, rather than being a document focused on delivering contractual obligations.

What is ISO 44001?

ISO 44001 is the international standard for collaborative business relationships management system that can help you develop effective joint ventures, particularly with supply chain partners. Collaboration refers to organisations working together to address problems and achieve goals which aren’t achievable alone, the outcome benefiting both businesses and is fostered through open and productive communication. ISO 44001 is a roadmap of establishing and managing collaborative relationships with suppliers, customers, partners and inter-department or function.

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Why should it be considered?

ISO44001 involves are structured approach to sharing resources, experience, and skills supported by a method for creating, delivering, and exiting relationships and demonstrates that your business relationships are truly collaborative.

Collaborative business relationships can allow for a wide range of benefits including giving your organisation the competitive edge and enhancing performance whilst adding value. ISO 44001 provides a framework which understands that every business collaboration will be unique and will allow for a road map of development to be created.

Colleagues having meeting in boardroom, businessman giving speech, blurred photo. ISO 44001 promotes collaborative business relationships.

What impact will it have?

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Proactive approach to risk:

Implementing ISO 44001 allows your business to manage relationships effectively allowing you to work closely with your supply chain, identify risk and have a proactive approach in place to manage them effectively.

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Competitive advantage:

The most common reason for certification is that it is often a prerequisite in tender selection criteria, and it is quite often this which drives organisations to implement ISO 44001. Therefore making them comparable with their competitors who may already have certification to the collaborative business relationships standard, or if the competitor isn’t certified to the standard, giving them a competitive advantage. Having a positive reputation and good personal relationships are no longer enough to guarantee contract retention.

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Continuous improvement:

Implementing ISO 44001 allows your organisation to continuously adapt to changing business. The focus within the standard of continual improvement, operational awareness, team management, value creation and working together ensures sustainable relationships with the right cultures and behaviours, allowing for progressive integration of processes and systems.

How can Quadra help?

With over three decades of experience, Quadra have developed a tried and tested approach to implementing ISO systems, which has been applied with a wide range of clients in many countries.

When implementing ISO 44001, the process is simple.

Gap Analysis: Quadra will measure your organisations current systems and controls against the ISO 44001 requirements.

Action Plan: Planning will then take place for the key steps and milestones in the ISO 44001 implementation and certification process.

System Development: Key pieces of content will then be developed for the system e.g., business processes, risk management frameworks and controls, policy and objectives, policies and procedures.

Implementation Support: Quadra will provide your organisation with support to help build evidence of compliance with ISO 44001.

Preparation for External Audit: We can also assist with preparation for external audit by conducting internal audits and management reviews. As well as attending the certification audit.

We Can Help to Add Value to Your Organisation

Our simple no-nonsense approach is focused on delivering value and adding benefit.

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Highly Experienced Consultants

Our consultants are both highly skilled and experienced in their field.

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Proven Track Record

Quadra has a proven track developed over 30 years in both national and international markets.

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Making ISO Work For You

Our approach ensures that you don't have to reinvent your organisation.

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Customer Retention

Our clients are our most important assets and our aim is to become your trusted partner of choice.

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International Experience

We have developed a strong reputation in all industry sectors and with a varied client base. From small, local, indigenous companies to large multinationals.

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Big Enough to Cope, Small Enough to Care

Our aim is to provide our clients with a solution which addresses their need. Our aim will always be to deliver a solution that works.


Years' Experience

We have over 30 years’ experience assisting businesses in the provisions of ISO Standards, Compliance and Training.


Client Satisfication

Ensuring our customers are satisfied is our number one commitment.


Projects Completed

With over 3000 projects completed to date on a local, national and international basis we have developed an approach which is focused on delivering a solution which will add value.

Need ISO Training?

Quadra can offer both awareness and internal auditor training for the ISO 44001 standard. This training is available through in-house training and online training throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland. For more information on in-house training, contact us.

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Experienced Consultants

With over 30 years’ experience and having assisted over 3000 organisations to achieve ISO certification, there is no provider better placed to assist your organisation on its journey to implement ISO 44001.

Our tried and tested approach will enable your organisation to achieve certification to the collaborative business relationships management standard in a realistic timescale with minimal disruption and cost while adding maximum value.

If you feel implementing a collaborative business realtionships management system to your organisation will bring benefit to your business, contact us.