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Management Systems Certification

Certify your organization's performance and validate the compliance of all your management systems with internationally recognized standards.


Your challenges

of Management Systems certification

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Faced with the ever-increasing demands of customers and other stakeholders in terms of quality, safety and sustainable development, it is now essential to ensure the highest level of performance and optimization in all your organization's processes. 

In this respect, undertaking a management system certification process is a powerful lever for reinforcing the organizational efficiency of your structure, optimizing your processes, controlling risks and reinforcing the legitimacy of your organization in the eyes of the various stakeholders.

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Apave's solutions

Whatever your objective or sector of activity, Apave can audit your organization's various management systems. 

We offer management system certifications to the following international standards:  

  • ISO 9001 - Quality: to enable you to certify the quality of your products and services against demanding criteria, and thus improve customer satisfaction and loyalty. 

  • ISO 14001 - Environment: this international standard defines the rules you need to follow to integrate environmental concerns into your organization and control the environmental impact of your activity. 

  • ISO 45001 - Occupational Health and Safety: this standard lays down the criteria to be met to enhance the safety of your employees, reduce the risk of occupational accidents and guarantee optimum working conditions for your teams.

  • ISO 50001 - Energy: the ISO 50001 energy management systems standard provides guidelines to enable organizations to improve their energy performance and preserve energy resources. 

  • ISO 19443 - Nuclear: based on ISO 9001, this standard incorporates quality management system requirements specifically for the nuclear sector. 

  • ISO 3834 - Fusion welding processes: this certification enables you to enhance the skills of your technicians and optimize your fusion welding processes for metallic materials. 

  • EN 9100 - Quality in aeronautics: to validate the conformity of your quality management systems as an aeronautical industry and attest to the reliability of your services. 

  • ISO 27001 - Information security: this international standard describes the best practices to be followed when setting up an information security management system. This certification enables you to attest to best practices in digital risk management (cyber-attacks, data protection and security, etc.), and to reassure your customers and other stakeholders. 

We can work on both voluntary and mandatory regulatory certifications.

Apave's expertise


Apave in Africa boasts a network of 250 qualified and experienced auditors and 5 certifying entities. Our experts, who can be mobilized at any time throughout Africa, have multi-sector expertise (nuclear, agri-food, aerospace, etc.) and a perfect command of the normative requirements specific to the industry concerned. 

As a third-party organization, we are committed to carrying out a transparent and impartial assessment to validate the degree of compliance of your management systems with the relevant international standards. 

We offer you rapid intervention, wherever you are, and on schedule.

A solid territorial network

in Africa

The Apave Group has been active on the African continent for over half a century. Today, we benefit from a solid territorial network, with local agencies in 17 African countries (Senegal, Cameroon, Mauritius, Madagascar, Tunisia, Morocco, Burkina Faso...).

Thanks to our highly mobile teams, we are able to cover the entire continent. This enables us to offer you tailor-made support for all your needs.

Your questions

on management system certification

  • What is a management system?
    A management system refers to the set of processes used by an organization to manage its activities and achieve its objectives (product or service quality, worker health and safety, operational efficiency, environmental performance, digital risk control, etc.). All management systems are designed to be improved over time, as part of a continuous improvement process.
  • When to obtain management system certification
    Application for management system certification may be voluntary, in order to optimize processes, improve performance, meet customer requirements, strengthen competitiveness in the face of emerging market competitors, etc. It may also be a regulatory requirement, in order to comply with local legislation.

    Certification of management systems can be requested at any time. For certain standards, however, it is recommended to have a management system that has been in operation for more than 6 months, and which has undergone at least an internal audit and a management review.
  • What are the advantages of obtaining management system certification?

    A certification process enables an organization to demonstrate that its management systems comply with the requirements set out in the relevant standard. The result is an internationally recognized certificate guaranteeing the performance, efficiency and quality of management systems based on criteria of excellence. 

    Obtaining such certification offers multiple advantages. It enables the audited organization to: 

    •      - Strengthen its brand image and reputation; 
    •      - Stand out from the competition;
    •      - Demonstrate its performance, reliability, transparency and legitimacy through reliable, recognized indicators; 
    •      - Optimize internal processes, increase organizational efficiency and reduce costs; 
    •      - Gain greater visibility of malfunctions and areas for improvement; 
    •      - Involve employees in a continuous improvement process; 
    •      - Strengthen the confidence of customers and other stakeholders (suppliers, business partners, etc.);
    •      - Boost customer satisfaction and loyalty; 
    •      - Reinforce the management and control of human, technical, environmental and digital risks.
  • How does management system certification work?
    Once we have received the application for certification, we schedule an audit together. Once the initial certification audit has been carried out on site, we issue a certification decision, followed by an official certificate. An annual follow-up audit is then carried out to ensure ongoing compliance with the criteria imposed by the standard.
  • How long is a management system certification valid?
    Most management system certifications are valid for 3 years, from the date of a positive initial audit result. During this period, two surveillance audits must be carried out to validate continued certification. A renewal audit must then be carried out to renew certification.
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