Services


ISO 13485

Safety and quality are non-negotiables in the medical devices industry. Regulatory requirements are increasingly stringent throughout every step of a product’s lifecycle, including service and delivery. More and more, organisations in the industry are expected to demonstrate their quality management processes and ensure best practice in everything they do.

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LSAS

The National Health Service Supply Chain (NHS SC), in conjunction with the Departments of Health and Industry bodies, has introduced new ethical standards for its suppliers.

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SA8000

International Associates is accredited to certify companies to SA8000. Social Responsibility can strengthen your company’s reputation, in the current global business environment is motivating organizations to consider the full social and ethical impacts of their activities.

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RJC

The Responsible Jewellery Council is not-for-profit, standards setting and certification organisation. It has more than 1,000 Member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail.

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ASI Audits

ASI has developed an independent third-party Certification program to ensure sustainability and human rights principles are increasingly embedded in aluminium production, use and recycling.

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EDFA

The welfare of the animals and proper husbandry are of vital importance for our society. This does not only apply to the actual well-being of the animals, but also to a high degree to public health, commerce and the international competitiveness of the European economy.

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ISO 27001

The way in which you look after and use corporate information can mean the difference between success and failure for your business. Get it right and you’ll grow your customer-base. Get it wrong and the risks and penalties can stop you in your tracks.

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GMP

GMP certification is granted to manufacturing or service systems of organisations to certify that they engage with good manufacturing practices in their manufacturing or service processes, according to a Standard Code of Practice related to their business.

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Training

International Associates is a leading eLearning training course providers within the field of Labour Standards and Quality Management systems. The courses are professionally developed by competent tutors and subject matter experts.

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Authorised Representative

If you are a manufacturer of a Medical devise outside the EU or UK you are required under the directives to appoint an Authorised Representative. International Associates Limited is able to act as your Authorised Representative in both Europe and also within the UK should there be a no deal Brexit or if the deal doesn’t include some form of mutual recognition between the EU and the UK.

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Higg Index

The Higg Index provides a tool for the apparel and footwear industry to assess sustainability throughout a product’s entire life cycle, from materials to end-of-life.The metrics created by the Higg Index are limited to a company’s internal use for the evaluation and improvement of environmental performance.

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Signet Jewelers

Signet is the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewellery and the largest specialty retail jeweller in the US, UK and Canada. Signet’s results derive from the retailing of jewellery, watches and associated services.
International Associates Limited, is accredited to be able to conduct the on-site assessment of the Signet supply chain. The process involves the assessment of the supplier against the Signet Supplier Code of Conduct, available on the Signet web site.

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CTPAT

CTPAT is part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy. Through this program, CBP works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security. CTPAT is a voluntary public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers

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SLCP

SLCP provides a Converged Assessment Framework that aims to improve working conditions in global apparel and footwear factories. International Associates Limited provides Verifiers to suppliers and Brands. Carrying out on site verification using the data collation tool.

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NIKE

The NIKE Code of Conduct and Code Leadership Standards set the expectations for their suppliers. These respect the rights of the people who work in factories, including requiring at least minimum wage or prevailing wage (whichever is higher), equal pay for equal work and a commitment to safe and healthy work environments.

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Our Advantages

Responsiveness

The most fundamental of all our work principles is that if the client is happy, then we’re too. Too often, we hear that clients have not got timely responses to a request for assessments. We work hard to ensure we have the necessary resources in place to service our clients in a timely manner.

Value Added

We offer a value added service that not only encompasses the assessment of your systems.

Cost Effective

We believe in giving a great service whilst also maintaining a competitive cost structure. We do this by operation a lean flat management company allowing you to deal with the decision makers

Our Values

Many businesses feel hampered by overly complex systems, with document trails that simply confuse and frustrate. We believe in a ‘Keep it Simple’ approach which creates clear, straightforward management system assessments that support your business. By continually reviewing our services, we ensure our processes always work efficiently for you.

To find out more about our services please contact us here using the contact us form or call +44 141 3 28 29 28 or email enquiry@ia-uk.com