The South African government supports the integration of ISO standards by South African industries so that they can improve the quality of goods and services; maintain and improve the quality of life of society by paying attention to matters such as safety, health and protection of the environment, and to provide a basis for the legislation required in the protection of the public as well as to provide a framework within which to facilitate and encourage international trade thereby eliminating trade barriers, and to promote service excellence, and fair and efficient trade at all levels within the South African economy. Through the adoption of ISO standards into South African National Standards (SANS standards), the South African government makes reference to national standards under relevant legislation.
ISO management system standards are strategic tools and guidelines to ensure that business operations are as efficient as possible, increase productivity and help companies’ access new markets. Through management system certification, organizations can reduce costs through improved systems and processes, increase customer satisfaction through improved safety and quality processes as well as access new markets.
The Industry Compliance and Certification Authority of South Africa (ICCASA) is committed to assisting South African industries to gain valuable and credible management system certification in order to remain competitive, productive and have business processes that comply with and are aligned to both nationally and internationally-accepted standards and global best practices. ICCASA is a strategic partner with industry and engages with South African industries through collaborative skills capacitation initiatives in order to enhance industry knowledge and skills development.
ICCASA provides independent third party auditing and certification of your organization’s management system. Certification activities are conducted in strict accordance with the international standard, ISO/IEC 17021 (Conformity Assessment- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems). ICCASA offers management system certification to South African industries for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 39001, ISO 45001, SANS 1734, SANS 1393 and SANS 10406.
Industry Compliance Audits
ICCASA provides management system auditing services for industry compliance. Compliance audits which are not only focused on compliance and conformance but are also performance based, add value and can also be referred to as value added performance auditing and continual improvement audits. ICCASA can assist you to conduct independent internal audits (first-party audits) independently and externally on behalf of an organization itself, for management review and other internal purposes and which can be used by an organization to confirm its voluntary self-declaration of conformity.
ICCASA also conducts second party external auditing services such as supplier/contractor audits performed on a supplier on behalf of a customer. Auditing is a critical element of any successful management system as it helps the organization to ensure effective monitoring of its management system through evaluating its level of conformance to the requirements. ICCASA uses skilled Auditors that are certified by SAATCA (a SANAS-accredited ISO 17024 certification body for Persons) to perform management system audits.
Industry Skills Capacitation
ICCASA supports and facilitates South Africa’s strategic imperatives as reflected in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and essentially focuses on the core mandate which seeks to address the challenges related to the persistent skills deficits and mismatches, specifically in critical sectors of the productive economy which continue to hamper industrial and technological development.
ICCASA undertakes through addressing the urgent need for demand-led skills interventions in these sectors by supporting and enabling industry in better demand-side planning; by strategically partnering with industry through joint collaborative initiatives that focuses on skills development training for industry capacitation which supports the South African government and private sector’s efforts to take a strategic and sustainable approach in addressing the scarce skills shortage in industry.
Social and Community Upliftment
ICCASA is committed to social upliftment and community engagement and we aim to conduct meaningful business practices through supporting initiatives that benefit society and improve the quality of life in the very communities in which we live and work. ICCASA aims to alleviate the impact of poverty and unemployment in our communities through donations and partnerships with national and local charity organizations which includes financial assistance and support for feeding schemes, orphanages and education.
To be the leading provider of management system certification services and the preferred industry choice for skills capacitation in South Africa.
ICCASA’s mission is to:
- Develop, maintain, improve and promote industry compliance through credible certification to international and national standards,
- Increase organizational business performance through effective value-added auditing and certification services,
- Capacitate industry through collaborative skills development initiatives and partnerships in order to address skills deficits and
- Engage in social and community upliftment projects to alleviate the effects of poverty and unemployment in South Africa
- We aim to deliver professional services that add value and achieve measurable ROI for our clients
- We set high performance standards which are continuously reviewed and improved to ensure operational excellence
- We assess and realign our certification and operational systems for optimal efficiency, improvement and compliance
- We are committed to impartiality and confidentiality and believe that decisions should be based on objective criteria, and not on the basis of bias, prejudice, or preferences
- We subscribe to integrity, fairness and responsibility as our work ethic
- We are committed to community engagement through social upliftment initiatives
ICCASA Core Values
- Social upliftment