August 14, 2017 - Posted by Chris

Last month the team here at NECS went through their annual audits with the SGS (General Society of Surveillance), one of the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies and our very own external accreditation body, and we’re recertified for all 3 standards that we hold. Not only that, but we have also been transitioned from our old standards to brand new refreshed standards.

ISO Certification

Head over to our accreditations page, you will see that our old ISO 9001: 2008 standard has been replaced with a brand new ISO 9001: 2015 standard and our old ISO 14001: 2004 standard has been swapped out for the latest ISO 14001: 2015. This means we are once again up to date and fully compliant with relevant Quality and Environmental factors and the latest ISO certifications, so you can be confident in NECS and our cleaning services, whatever your requirements.

That’s great but what are they?

ISO 9001 – Quality Standard

The ISO 9001 quality management certification was awarded to us as evidence that the NECS team have the ability to provide services that meet customer requirements consistently. As this is one of the world’s most widely recognised quality management standards, it outlines ways in which we have been able to achieve and demonstrate consistent performance and service.

ISO 14001 – Environmental Standard

As an internationally trusted standard, ISO 14001 outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. This, in turn, helps us provide our cleaning services to more and more customers across the UK, thanks to the standard being specially designed to help businesses remain commercially successful, without overlooking environmental responsibilities. The ISO 14001 accreditation provides the support and evidence that we need to continually meet the needs and expectations of those who require our services, allowing us to meet increasingly high customer expectations of corporate responsibility as well as legal or regulatory requirements.


As you may already know, ISO certification is seen as a significant step in demonstrating that a product will always meet the expectations of the customer, and meets certain safety criteria. In other words, it is a symbol of credibility that is not handed out every day, and we are happy to be re-certified to continue the work we do across the country, every day.

BS OHSAS 18001 – Health & Safety Standard

BS OHSAS 18001 is an certification that we have also been re-certified with, though as an updated standard has not been released yet, you will still be able to find our BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 certificate on our accreditation page.

This standard is put together to set out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management practices. The standard helps ensure that the NECS team are safe at all times in whatever environment they are working in.

With a broad range of services and a whole host of testimonials from many happy clients to prove our accreditations aren’t just for show, we have everything you need to meet your requirements and maintain a pleasant working environment.

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