How is a certification prcess realized?
When the company has been monitored once, the certification procedure will continue. Normally the certification contract is issued for three years and includes one surveillance audit every year.
These surveillance audits are mainly focused on maintaining and improving the management system. A surveillance audit normally is as half as long as a certification audit (stage 1 and stage 2) and always takes place on site. At companies with more than one site audits are chosen at random.