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IRIS Certification

Demonstrating Your Value as a Quality Supplier in the International Rail Industry

Business Challenge

The liberalisation of European rail transport poses a particular challenge for the railway industry. With increasing competition, especially in the European Union's goods market, railways need "ready to run" transportation systems that meet the many different requirements of individual countries as well as comply with the restrictive regulatory requirements. In parallel, railway operators expect the railway supply industry 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 (International Railway Industry Standard) is an initiative led by the Union of the European Railway Industries (UNIFE) and largely instigated and supported by four of the largest system manufacturers (Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom and AnsaldoBreda). IRIS is based on the internationally recognised quality standard ISO 9001, specific to the railway industry, designed for the evaluation of management systems. The underlying aim of IRIS is to improve the quality and reliability of rolling stock produced, by improving the whole supply chain.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Recognition Bureau Veritas Certification is recognised 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 5,700 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.

Mark of global recognition The Bureau Veritas Certification mark is a globally recognised symbol of your organisation’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which organisations support IRIS certification?

    IRIS is an initiative led by the Association of European Railway Industry (UNIFE). It is widely supported across Europe by system integrators and equipment manufacturers such as Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom and AnsaldoBreda.

  • 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.

  • Will this certificate replace individual evaluations?

    Yes, this certificate will replace individual evaluation by at least the four founders of this initiative (Alstom Transport, AnsaldoBreda, Siemens Transportation and Bombardier Transportation).

  • For what kind of companies is IRIS most relevant?

    IRIS can be applied to all direct and indirect ancillary industries (such as manufacturers of system construction parts and individual components), operators as well as manufacturers of rail-mounted vehicles.

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