Discover some of the best known and most widely- used standards. 

  1. ZWS ISO 9001:2015 (Quality management systems — Requirements)

This International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization: 

a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and 

b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. All the requirements of this International Standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides. 

Related standards

ZWS ISO 9000:2015 (Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary)

ZWS ISO 9002:2016 (Quality management systems – Guidelines for the Applica-tion of ISO 9001:2015)

ZWS ISO 9004:2018 (Quality management – Quality of an organization – Guidance to achieve sustained success)

ZWS ISO 19011:2018 (Guidelines for auditing management systems)

  1. ZWS ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational health and safety management systems – requirements with guidance for use)

ZWS ISO 45003:2021

Specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system and gives guidance for its use to enable organisations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance. This document is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety.

Related standards

ZWS ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational health and safety management – Psychological health and safety at work – Guidelines for managing psychosocial risks)

ZWS 992:2019 (HIV and Wellness Management Systems (HWMS))

  1. ZWS ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use)

Specifies requirements for an environmental management sys-tem that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. It helps organization achieve the intended out-comes of its environmental management system, which pro-vide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties.

Related standards

ZWS ISO 14002: Part 1: 2019 (Environmental management systems – Guidelines for using ISO 14001 to address environmental aspects and conditions within an environmental topic area)

ZWS ISO 14004:2016 (Environmental management systems – General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques)

ZWS ISO 14050:2020 (Environmental management – Vocabulary)

ZWS ISO 26000:2010 (Guidance on Social Responsibility)

  1. ZWS ISO/IEC 27001:2022 (Information Security, cybersecurity and privacy protection – Information security management system – Requirements)

Specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. This document also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization. The requirements set out in this document are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size or nature. Excluding any of the requirements specified in Clauses 4 to 10 is not acceptable when an organization claims conformity to this document.  

Related Standards

ZWS ISO/IEC 27002:2022 (Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection — Information security controls)

ZWS ISO/IEC 27003:2017 (Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Guidance)

ZWS ISO/IEC 27004:2016 (Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation)

ZWS ISO/IEC 27005:2022 (Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection — Guidance on managing information security risks)

ZWS ISO/IEC 27032:2023 (Cybersecurity – Guidelines for internet security)

  1. ZWS ISO 55001:2014 (Asset management – Management systems – Requirements)   

This International Standard specifies the requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a management system for asset management, referred to as an “asset management system”. This International Standard can be used by any organization. The organization determines to which of its assets this International Standard applies.

Related Standards

ZWS ISO 55000:2014 (Asset management – Overview, principles and terminology)

ZWS ISO 55002:2018 (Asset management – Management systems – Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001)

ZWS ISO/TS 55010:2019 (Asset management – Guidance on the alignment of financial and non-financial functions in asset management)

  1. ZWS ISO 50001:2018 (Energy Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use)

Specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance including energy efficiency energy use and consumption.

Related Standards

ZWS ISO 50002:2014 (Energy audits – Requirements with guidance for use)

ZWS ISO 50004:2014 (Energy management systems – Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement)

ZWS ISO 50006:2014 (Energy management systems – Measuring performance using energy baselines)

ZWS ISO 50007:2017 (Energy services– Guidelines for the assessment and improvement of the energy service to users)

  1. ZWS ISO 22000:2018 (Food safety management systems –  Requirements for any organisation in the food chain)

This document specifies requirements for a food safety management system (FSMS) to enable an organization that is directly or indirectly involved in the food chain:

a) to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a FSMS providing products and services that are safe, in accordance with their intended use;

b) to demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory food safety requirements;

c) to evaluate and assess mutually agreed customer food safety requirements and to demonstrate conformity with them;

d) to effectively communicate food safety issues to interested parties within the food chain;

e) to ensure that the organization conforms to its stated food safety policy;

f) to demonstrate conformity to relevant interested parties;

g) to seek certification or registration of its FSMS by an external organization, or make a self-assessment or self-declaration of conformity to this document.

All requirements of this document are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations in the food chain, regardless of size and complexity. Organizations that are directly or indirectly involved include, but are not limited to, feed producers, animal food producers, harvesters of wild plants and animals, farmers, producers of ingredients, food manufacturers, retailers, and organizations providing food services, catering services, cleaning and sanitation services, transportation, storage and distribution services, suppliers of equipment, cleaning and disinfectants, packaging materials and other food contact materials.

This document allows any organization, including small and/or less developed organizations (e.g. a small farm, a small packer-distributor, a small retail or food service outlet) to implement externally- developed elements in their FSMS.

Internal and/or external resources can be used to meet the requirements of this document.

Related Standards

ZWS ISO/TS 22002:2009 (Technical Specification – Prerequisite programmes on food safety Part 1: Food Manufacturing)

ZWS 126:1997 (Food Hygiene Part 1: 1997 Manufacturing)

ZWS 749:2023 (Requirements for a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system)

  1. ZWS 960:2012 (The handling, storage, distribution and maintenance of liquefied petroleum gas in domestic, commercial and industrial installations)

Part 1: Liquefied petroleum gas installations involving gas storage containers of individual water capacity not exceeding 500L and a combined water capacity not exceeding 3 000L per installation

Part 2: Liquefied petroleum gas installations involving storage vessels of individual water capacity not exceeding 500 litres

Part 3: Storage and filling premises for refillable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) containers of gas capacity not exceeding 9 KG and the storage of individual gas containers not exceeding 48 KG

Part 4:2016: The transportation of LP Gas including the design, construction, inspection, fittings, filling, maintenance and repair of LP gas bulk vehicles and rail tank cars

Related Standards

ZWS 970:2020 (Guidelines for retail service stations for liquid fuels)

ZWS 973:2013 (Fuel wholesalers – Guidelines and requirements)

  1. ZWS ISO 31000:2018 (Risk Management – Guidelines)

This document provides guidelines on managing risk faced by organisations. The application of these guidelines can be customized to any organization and its context. It provides a com-mon approach to managing any type risk of risk and is not industry or sector specific.

Related Standards

ZWS ISO 31073:2020 (Risk management – Vocabulary)  

ZWS ISO/IEC 31010:2019 (Risk management – Risk assessment techniques)

ZWS ISO 31022:2020 (Risk management – Guidelines for the management of legal risk)

  ZWS ISO 31030:2021 (Travel risk management – Guidance for organisations)

  1. ZWS 1051:2020 (Good Agricultural Practices For free-range poultry production)

This Zimbabwe Code of Practice specifies good agricultural practices for free range poultry production, farm management and record keeping for the good quality production of free range poultry. This standard is limited to chicken, turkeys, ducks and guinea fowls.

Related Standards

ZWS 517:2023 (Poultry feeds)

ZWS 518:2023 (Cattle feeds)

ZWS 1019:2017 (Zimbabwe Horticulture – Good Agricultural practice (GAP))

ZWS 1027:2017 (Good Agricultural Practice for Animal Production Food Safety (ZSGAPAPFS))

ARSO ZW HS 952:2017 (African Traditional Medicine – Guidelines on good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) for medicinal plants)

ARSO ZW HS 1109:2020 (Good Agricultural Practices for food crops)

ZWS 915:2012 (Organic Farming)

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