Next generation risk based certification

Next Generation Risk Based Certification™

Latest risk based certification approach - more than just a certificate

Taking certification to the next level, our audit methodology allows you to demonstrate compliance to the chosen standard while building sustainable business performance over time.

The first step is to UNDERSTAND your organisation and its context.  This includes to identify your long-term business targets, the most relevant stakeholders (interested parties), both internal and external, that make demands on your management system and your most critical risks preventing you from reaching your long-term business target. 

You should also to consider which risks could prevent you from reaching each of the long-term business targets and which your management system could help you manage. Based upon this, at the opening meeting you and your auditor are now better positioned to discuss and PRIORITISE your most critical risks and where to focus the audit.

The focus areas should reflect your  long-term business targets, and thus what matters the most to your organisation and business objectives. Together you will DEFINE 1-3 focus area(s) for at the audit.

Combined Audit

Combined Audits

Save time and money with combined audits

Our auditors are trained in multiple standards and can conduct integrated audits on site.

One integrated system

There is often a high degree of compatibility between the management system standards, although they cover different areas. Many organisations choose to build their management system into one integrated system, covering areas such as quality, health and safety, and the environment. By integrating several standards into one management system, you can eliminate duplication of work.

All critical areas in one audit An integrated management system will allow you to keep your documentation simple as you will not have to prepare a complete set of documentation for each individual standard. Whether you choose this integrated system approach or build parallel management systems to cover each area, all of your company’s critical areas can be evaluated and certified in a single combined certification audit

Bespoke Audit Protocols

Bespoke Audit Protocols

Audits tailored to your needs

We offer a number of audit approaches tailored to your needs.

Generic Audit Protocols
Generic protocols cover known international standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The benefit of a Generic Audit Protocol is that it provides a more objective audit result through the use of scored questions linked to the requirements of the audit standards.

Bespoke Audit Protocols
Bespoke Audit Protocols take the idea of scored audits to a new level, by building on the recognised audit standards through the addition of client expectations, policies and processes into the scored audit question set. 

Scored Audits

A scored audit adds to this through the use of graphical displays which have a significant impact for internal communication and gaining management attention more quickly. Improvement (or decline) over time can also be measured and demonstrated through the use of absolute scores, percentage scores, 'levels' of achievement linked to client defined 'thresholds'.

Account Managment

Account Management

Gaining certification is not just about a certificate. There are people in the background supporting you. With DNV GL you get a single point of contact to help you with tasks along the way

  • Changes to scope of certificate 
  • Scheduling audits and planning support 
  • Technical teams 
  • Customer administration
  • Free guidance on changes to the standards
At the start of 2016 we launched a customer portal that allows manage your certification process online.

E advantage

Customer Portal

Manage your certification through your account

In January 2016, DNV GL launched a customer portal called eAdvantage. This is an online platform that allows you to:

  • Access information on projects, findings, activities and sites
  • Tracking, updating and closing finding
  • View audit schedule in calendar view

Available to new customers subject to approval