What is a BVQI certificate?
Bureau Veritas Quality International is a private company that carries out certifications in standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA8000, among others that aim to indicate quality standards in production, marketing and respect for the environment by part of companies around the world.
BVQI is the dependent certification body of the Bureau Veritas Group.
BVQI, Bureau Veritas Quality International, is a private company with French capital, specializing in verifying and guiding companies in order to adapt them to the ISO standards of the International Organization for the Standardization of the 9000 family. hires to carry out this guidance and verification, complies with the standards established by ISO Bureau Vritas issues a certificate attesting that the products of that given company follow ISO standards, whether these products are goods or services.
holds ISO/TS 16949 as well as ISO 9001.
Elements of ISO 9000 series:
Management responsibility: requires that the quality policy be defined,
documented, communicated, implemented and maintained. In addition, it requires
that a management representative be designated to coordinate and control the
system: must be documented in the form of a manual and implemented as well.
review: Contract requirements must be complete and well defined. The company
must ensure that it has all the necessary resources to meet contractual
control: all project-related activities (planning, methods for review, changes,
verifications, etc.) must be documented.
control: requires procedures to control the generation, distribution, change
and revision of all coded documents in the company.
Acquisition: it must be ensured that the raw materials meet the specified
requirements. There must be procedures for evaluating suppliers.
supplied by the customer: it must be ensured that these products are suitable
identification and traceability: requires product identification by item,
series or batch during all stages of production, delivery and installation.
control: requires that all stages of a product's processing are controlled (by
procedures, standards, etc.) and documented.
Inspection and testing: requires raw materials to be inspected (by documented
procedures) prior to use.
Inspection, measurement and testing equipment: requires procedures for the
calibration/measurement, control and maintenance of this equipment.
· Status of
inspection and tests: there must be, in the product, some indicator that
demonstrates which inspections and tests it has undergone and whether it has
been approved or not.
· Control of non-conforming product: requires procedures to ensure that product that does not conform to specified requirements is prevented from inadvertently being used.
· Corrective action: requires the investigation and analysis of the causes of non-conforming products and the adoption of measures to prevent the recurrence of these non-conformities.
· Handling, storage, packaging and shipping: requires the existence of procedures for the handling, storage, packaging and shipping of products.
· Quality records: quality records must be kept throughout the entire production process. These must be properly filed and protected against damage and loss.
· Internal quality audits: a quality program evaluation system must be implemented.
· Training: training programs should be established to maintain, update and expand the knowledge and skills of employees.
· Technical assistance: requires procedures to guarantee customer assistance.
· Statistical techniques: appropriate statistical techniques must be used to verify the acceptability of the process capability and product characteristics.
The ISO 9001 series is the most complete of all, as it guarantees product quality from the initial project, through the industrial design phase, following manufacturing and development, to the sale to the final consumer. In this series, there are 28 tests that products must undergo in order to be approved. Only ISO 9001 require