SANAS-accredited certification body JC Auditors’ (JCA) commitment to enhancing audit processes has paid off, becoming the first company in Africa to offer a range of audits under one umbrella. The company’s integrated, cost-effective audit approach that allows for the evaluation of multiple standards in a single audit promotes safety, compliance, and efficiency in various sectors in South Africa.
Renowned for its pioneering efforts, JCA is the only organisation in Africa to offer accredited certifications for Road Transport Management System (RTMS), ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, ISO 3834 and ISO 13485.
“Continuous improvement in audit quality is a priority at JCA that has steadily expanded its service offering, recognising the need to benchmark South African businesses against global norms,” says Managing Director Oliver Naidoo. “For our economy to be globally competitive, we need our supply chains to operate at a world-class level. These standards raise the bar and keep the flag flying – despite the significant challenges faced by the industry including protest action, criminality, and overall poor safety culture.”
The company most recently achieved SANAS accreditation for ISO 3834 Fusion Welding and ISO 13485 Quality requirements for medical devices. Increased accreditations for standards has allowed the company to steadily diversify into various sectors, including the health industry, liquor industry, engineering, mining, construction, waste management and information technology, with some big names now listed as clients.
The company, however, remains conscious of the difficult trading conditions in South Africa and is committed to introducing cost-effective solutions. “Our one-stop solution is proof of this,” says Naidoo. “It is a strategic approach to ensure we can offer the South African market all the standards needed under a single umbrella.”
According to Naidoo, the team at JCA has made remarkable progress in awarding certification to a host of transport operators that have successfully implemented international standards in their business, particularly the world’s three most popular standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. These include leading industry players such as Unitrans, Reinhardt Transport, Crusade Logistics and Premier Logistics.
There is increasing momentum for other international standards such as ISO 22000 Food Safety, recently awarded to Tanker Services Food and Chemicals, as well as Onelogix United Bulk and Imperial Fast n Fresh. Onelogix United Bulk has also become the first dangerous goods transporter in South Africa to be awarded ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety certification by JCA.
JCA recently received the outstanding achievement award jointly with the RTMS NPC at the inaugural African Supply Chain Excellence Awards (ASCEA).
“We are proud of our African excellence model with global acceptance which provides our clients with peace of mind that all our accredited certifications are recognised globally in terms of the International Accreditation Forum’s (IAF) multi-lateral agreement,” concludes Naidoo.