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IRIS Certification

Demonstrating your Value as a Quality Supplier in the International Rail Transport Sector with IRIS certification

IRIS Certification Business Challenge

Quality is a prerequisite for a reliable and safe rail product. Railway operators expect their supply

chain to remain competitive, and to provide proven solutions for cars, facilities and operating

equipment that meet high quality standards.

Solution

What is IRIS certification?

IRIS is the International Railway Industry Standard led by UNIFE (European Rail Industry association)

and largely recognized by railway stakeholders such as system manufacturers and railway operators.

IRIS as the quality standard is requested in Europe and undergoing worldwide development

in China, Russia and other Asian and American countries. Based on ISO 9001, IRIS is moving

the milestone in 2017 to become ISO Technical standard.

The aim of IRIS is to improve the quality and reliability of rolling stock and infrastructure

by improving the whole supply chain.


What are the key benefits for your company?

• International recognition in the railway industry: IRIS certified companies are included in a UNIFE

database

• Quality improvement throughout the whole supply chain

• Competitive advantage for suppliers looking to secure or maintain contracts in the industry

• Cost saving: integrated certification to both ISO 9001 and IRIS

• Time saving: instead of numerous individual audits from your customers, allows one overall audit

IRIS Certification: Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Recognition - Bureau Veritas Certification is recognized by more than 40 national and international
accreditation bodies across the world. Bureau Veritas was the first global independent certification

body to receive IRIS accreditation from UNIFE


Network - 5700 skilled auditors operating in more than 100 countries offer a unique combination
of international and local expertise providing consistent services wherever our clients are.
Expertise - Our auditors have extensive knowledge of specific industry sectors such as the railway
industry as well as in depth knowledge of local regulations, markets and language that enables

them to provide solutions adapted to your needs


Railway expertise - Bureau Veritas is a main provider and actor of the railway industry. Working
with us opens a full range of services for your railway projects

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the differences between IRIS and ISO 9001?

    IRIS is based on the ISO 9001 structure and adds railway specific requirements to the business management system, for example in relation to project management and design.

  • For what kind of companies is IRIS most relevant?

    IRIS can be applied to manufacturers of system construction parts and individual components, operators as well as manufacturers of rail-mounted vehicles. In July 2015, IRIS creates also a complete new product scope for infrastructure companies..

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