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ISO 41001 Certification & Auditing

Facility management systems

About the ISO 41001:2018 Standard

The ISO 41001:2018 (Facility management — Management systems — Requirements with guidance for use) is an international standard for facilities management, introduced in 2018. It was created to help facility management teams optimize efficiency across a range of areas such as procurement, operations and maintenance. Certification to ISO 41001 demonstrates that facility management services can be delivered effectively and efficiently, improving organizational cost benefits and consistently meeting the needs of stakeholders.

The structured ISO 41001 framework also demonstrates the ability of the facility management function to take advantage of future opportunities and effectively address new challenges which support the organization’s business goals. The ISO 41001 standard was designed to help organizations implement the highest standards of facilities management to reduce costs and boost efficiency.

ISO 41001 focuses on several areas, including:

  • Procurement
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Catering
  • Technology
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Energy

Based on a strategic, tactical and operational approach, the standard provides a common platform, which can be used across all sectors. ISO 41001 is applicable to all organizations or parts of organizations, whether public or private sector, and regardless of the type, size and nature of the organization or its geographical location. It is designed both for organizations which manage their own facilities, as well as providers which manage facilities for other companies.

How ISO 41001 certification Will help you

Organizations around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of effective facilities management – with rising costs and several examples of poor management highlighted in the media, companies are seeking to implement best practice. ISO 41001 helps you follow the highest standards of facilities management. This helps you to:

  • Enhance workforce productivity, safety and well-being
    Deliver a high-quality working environment
  • Grow profitability
    Allow the organization to focus efforts on core revenue-generating business functions.
  • Deliver significant cost benefits
    Boost efficiency within your organization and extend the lifespan of assets.
  • Improve your marketability
    Certification to ISO 41001 proves effective facility management systems are in place to deliver service consistency.

Certification Process For ISO 41001

  1. Stage 1 audit: Readiness review
  2. Stage 2 audit: On-site assessment
  3. Your organization identifies and implements measures to correct the root cause of any non-conformances identified by the audit
  4. Issuance of ISO 41001 certificate
  5. Annual surveillance audit to maintain certificate

Why Choose TÜV SÜD

We understand the needs of facilities management teams well. Our auditors hold the necessary national and international accreditations for management system auditing exercises, thereby ensuring that your ISO 41001 certification process is conducted with the highest degree of professionalism and conformance to international guidelines and standards. Furthermore, our auditors are required to follow a strict code of conduct through Auditor Codex, which assures both you and your clients of our complete independence and impartiality.

Once your assessment and certification are complete, you can display the TÜV SÜD certification mark on your website, brochures and communications material as evidence that you have been audited by a trusted third party. The TÜV SÜD certification mark is widely recognized and respected as a symbol of quality, safety and sustainability, as our certificates represent third-party endorsement by a globally renowned organization.


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