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Small & Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs)

in WECERT we view our relationship with our customers as a partnership. We take pride in providing the best people, processes and programs to help your small business stand out from the crowd. We will help you and your employees feel at ease during the certification process while still providing you with excellence in their audit approach. WECERT has been working with small businesses so our auditors understand the unique needs and challenges of the small business environment.

The Small Business Sector

The small business sector makes up large portions of economies around the world, yet small businesses face many challenges — from hiring talented employees and earning contracts to attracting new customers and meeting stringent regulatory requirements.

The average small business has a lot to contend with. As a result, some believe ISO certification wouldn’t apply to them or fear the certification and auditing process would put too much strain on resources. In reality, small business certifications come with many benefits, including:

  • Improved product quality, consistency and tracability
  • Reduced waste and environmental impact and compliance with environmental and safety regulations
  • Improved customer trust, leading to more business
  • The ability to earn contracts from international clients and organizations that only work with certified businesses
  • The ability to compete with larger businesses on level playing ground

Small Business Programs

we offer two programs for small business certification:

  • The “Simply Certified” Package: This small business certification package includes an initial certification audit, annual surveillance audits in year one and two and a recertification audit in year three. This package is ideal for small businesses that want a straightforward certification process and are prepared to implement ISO standard requirements independently without a gap analysis.
  • The “Competitive Edge” Package:  This small business certification package includes a pre-assessment audit, or gap analysis, an initial certification audit, annual surveillance audits in year one and two and a recertification audit in year three. A gap analysis identifies areas where your business is not yet meeting the small business standard of your choice and can reduce the amount of time an initial certification audit takes.

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Our Services for SMEs

Our process is perfect for small businesses like yours. We understand your unique needs and work to help you achieve certification through our non-bureaucratic audit approach, focusing on the requirements as they are relevant to your business, not just by going through a checklist.

Registration starts with a two-part initial visit (Stage 1 & 2) to review your documentation and speak with your staff. This ensures that the primary processes and resources have been identified and documented correctly. Following the successful initial visits, we will recommend you for registration and issue your certificate! We will then return each year to ensure that things are on track.

In addition to small business certification, we also offer other services to help you improve your business. These services include in-house, classroom and online training and world-class customer support.