Are you a service provider with a passion? So are we!

From copy shops to auditors: the field of service providers is the largest and fastest growing economic sector worldwide - in Germany, almost three quarters of the gross value added is generated in this sector.

Like the service providers themselves, the requirements for and advantages of certification are wide-ranging and very different: one seeks efficiency driven by price pressure, for another the credible proof of its sustainability efforts is important - there is almost everything.

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Our service on certifications for service providers

GUTcert, itself a service provider with a passion, knows only too well the challenges that determine your everyday life. That's why our offerings are as diverse as our customers - they cover a wide range of approvals, certifications and validations. With our services, we support you in meeting your industry-specific requirements. Customer orientation is always at the centre of our attention: personally and quickly, we look after smaller service providers with regional orders and global players with international networks.

Service providers are traditionally involved in numerous supplier relationships. For sustainable corporate success and the image of being a reliable partner for its clients and customers, certain certifications have become "good manners".

For example, the certification of quality management according to ISO 9001. Especially in the environment of public clients and for large corporations, the proof of an existing and functioning quality management is indispensable. The awarding of contracts is increasingly tied to the existence of a certificate according to ISO 9001.

GUTcert serves a wide range of clients in this field, from call centres and copy shops to engineering offices, tax auditors and lawyers to large holding and management companies.

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Seminars on the topic of quality management

Special attention is increasingly being paid to the protection of information. An integration of ISO 27001 minimises the security risk for your company by optimising your processes. The trust of your customers is strengthened - a competitive advantage that should not be underestimated in times of data theft. In the service sector, information security audits according to KRITIS are also indispensable, especially for (health) insurance companies.

Although the discussion about the GDPR has died down, the development of an accredited certification procedure for data protection audits continues. Until then, however, GUTcert can already carry out a pre-check tailored to your needs.

An environmental management system according to ISO 14001 or EMAS enables your company to incorporate your environmental aspects into all processes with foresight: Whether an accountant, cleaning service provider or church organisation - environmental management systems fulfil ideal values and hold material and financial potential. Especially larger companies (non-SMEs) in the service sector have the opportunity to meet the legal requirements (or conditions?) of § 8 of the EDL-G (Law on Energy Services and Other Energy Efficiency Measures - German implementation of the EU Efficiency Directive) both with EMAS and via ISO 50001.

Address the direct and indirect impacts that your business activities have on the environment. Whether Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF), Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) or also Carbon Footprint for individual projects (Project CF), with a functioning climate strategy and an independently verified greenhouse gas balance (GHG) you not only help to preserve the basis of life for future generations and create trust: With a carbon footprint as a management tool, you systematically identify significant CO2 emissions, can identify mitigation measures and implement cost reduction plans.

For more information, please visit our microsite or the Carbon Footprint performance pages.

  • Validation of sustainability reports according to various standards, including GRI SRS, DNK, EPRA etc.
  • Certification of occupational health and safety management system according to ISO 45001.
  • Certification of asset management according to ISO 55001 for CRITIS operators and companies with many physical assets

We can support many areas with certification that you might not even expect...

  • Libraries, museums, zoological gardens
  • Lotteries
  • Fitness centres and sports clubs as well as other clubs and associations
  • Building cleaning and janitorial services, laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Security services and detective agencies
  • Advertising and market research
  • Holding companies and management of companies
  • Auditors and tax consultants, lawyers and law firms
  • Broadcasting and film distribution, cinemas
  • copy shops and call centres

and many more.

You are a service provider and need more information on management systems according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 / EMAS, ISO 27001 / KRITIS, ISO 45001, ISO 50001 or ISO 55001? Feel free to contact us or write to us!

Good to know: Integrated management systems and the GSC

With an integrated management system according to ISO 9001, 14001 and ISO 45001, you have already fulfilled about 64% of the requirements of the German Sustainability Code (DNK). The decisive steps towards a fully comprehensive sustainability management system have therefore already been taken.

And linking or integrating different management systems not only brings cost benefits but also organisational simplifications. If the different requirements are combined in an integrated system approach, this minimises the overall effort required to set up and maintain the entire management system. Price advantages of up to 50% compared to the separate handling of the individual procedures are not uncommon. Combining audit dates, for example, reduces the time required to a single on-site audit, the duration of which is significantly shorter than the sum of the individual audits.

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Selected publications and further links

Be smart: Benefit from the experience of our customers and concentrated GUTcert knowledge in white papers, presentations and guides on various topics.

Cover page of the Environmental Statement of the European Central Bank

Environmental management in the financial sector

EMAS declaration of the European Central Bank, audited by GUTcert

Presentation on Critis in the Information Technology and Telecommunications Sector

Critis in the information technology and telecommunications sector

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Guide from energy management to climate management

Guide from energy management to climate management

Do you already have an energy management system according to ISO 50001? Then you don't have far to go to climate management: our guide shows you how to do this in a structured way - over 5 steps in 14 steps.

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