CORVID-19 related lockdowns & restrictions, has created
a novel situation. However Certification-related Audits are still required to
be conducted in-spite of current restrictions. To enable Certification audits
to continue, most Certification Bodies worldwide have or are moving to Remote
Auditing. This means that the Auditing is carried out remotely as the default.
In the past, they were the exceptions.
Certification to ISO 9001 has improved the financial performance of Certified Businesses. For an service organisation, the BSI calculator shows an average improvement profit of 10% per year for the first 3 years (based on an original 10% profit margin). For Return on Sales, academic studies suggest an average increase of 1.6 percentage points over three years.
For Return on Asset an average increase...