Certifications

Standard Description Sites
ISO 9001:2015
  • Quality Management System certifications 
  • Guarantees that documented systems are in place and are audited regularly 
  • RWS has held this since 1992 
  • SDL has held this since 2000

Chalfont St Peter, UK; Alnwick, UK; London, UK; Maidenhead, UK; Sheffield, UK; Leuven, Belgium; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Montreal, Canada; Santiago, Chile; Beijing, China; Changsha, China; Dalian, China; Shanghai, China; Shenzhen, China; Zagreb, Croatia; Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; Copenhagen, Denmark; Turku, Finland; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Munich, Germany; Stuttgart, Germany; Athens, Greece; Hong Kong; Budapest, Hungary; Mumbai, India; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; Jounieh, Lebanon; Oslo, Norway; Bydgoszcz, Poland; Porto, Portugal; Seoul, Republic of Korea; Bucharest, Romania; St Petersburg, Russia; Singapore; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; Taipei City, Taiwan; Bangkok, Thailand; Hengelo, The Netherlands; Istanbul, Turkey; Hartford, USA; New York; USA; Plano, USA; San Jose, USA; Superior, USA; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  

This accounts for 59.3% of our operations.

ISO 17100:2015
  • Certification for translation companies 
  • Focuses specifically on competences based recruitment and resourcing of projects 
  • Guarantees that independent review happened at every stage of the process 
  • Covers publishing and engineering processes 
  • RWS had held this since 2010 
  • SDL has held this since 2009

Chalfont St Peter, UK; Alnwick, UK; London, UK; Maidenhead, UK; Sheffield, UK; Leuven, Belgium; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Montreal, Canada; Santiago, Chile; Beijing, China; Changsha, China; Dalian, China; Shanghai, China; Shenzhen, China; Zagreb, Croatia; Hradec Králové, Czech Republic; Copenhagen, Denmark; Turku, Finland; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Munich, Germany; Stuttgart, Germany; Athens, Greece; Hong Kong; Budapest, Hungary; Mumbai, India; Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; Jounieh, Lebanon; Oslo, Norway; Bydgoszcz, Poland; Porto, Portugal; Seoul, Republic of Korea; Bucharest, Romania; St Petersburg, Russia; Singapore; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; Taipei City, Taiwan; Bangkok, Thailand; Hengelo, The Netherlands; Istanbul, Turkey; Hartford, USA; New York; USA; Plano, USA; San Jose, USA; Superior, USA; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

This accounts for 86.9% of our operations.

ISO 13485:2016
  • Quality Management System for the medical devices industry 
  • Guarantees that regulatory requirements are followed and that risks are managed 
  • RWS has held this since 2010 
  • SDL achieved this in 2011

London, UK; Maidenhead, UK; Hartford, USA 

This accounts for 23.1% of our operations.

ISO 27001:2013
  • Information Security Management System 
  • Covers IT, Cloud Operations, Product Development, Support, HR, Operations and Facilities 
  • RWS achieved this in 2020 
  • SDL achieved this in 2011

Chalfont St Peter, UK; Maidenhead, UK; Sheffield, UK; Bangalore, India; Cluj, Romania 

This accounts for 5.5% of our operations.

ISO 14001:2015
  • Environmental Management System certification 
  • Focuses on the means to minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities and to achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance 
  • Guarantees that regulatory requirements are followed and that risks are managed
  • RWS has held this since 2020 
  • SDL achieved this in 2012

Chalfont St Peter, UK; Maidenhead, UK 

This accounts for 2.2% of our operations.

ISO 21500:2012
  • Guidance for Project Management published as a non certifiable standard 
  • Provides high-level description of concepts and processes that form good practice in project management
  • Achieved by SDL in 2013

Maidenhead, UK; Sheffield, UK; Leuven, Belgium; Montreal, Canada; Beijing, China; Dalian, China; Shanghai, China; Stuttgart, Germany; Mumbai, India; Tokyo, Japan; Bydgoszc, Poland; Plano, USA; Superior, USA 

This accounts for 14.3% of our operations.

ISO 18587:2017
  • Certification for translation companies and post-editors 
  • Regulates the post-editing of content processed by machine translation systems and establishes competences and qualifications for post-editors 
  • Focuses specifically on full post-editing (and does not cover light post-editing) 
  • RWS has held this since 2020 
  • SDL has been through a successful registration audit and is awaiting the final certification 
  • A bridging letter is available to confirm the successful registration audit

Maidenhead, UK; Nottingham, UK; Xi’an, China; Brno, Czech Republic; Lausanne, Switzerland; Boston, USA; Broomfield, USA; Hartford, USA; San Francisco, USA 

This accounts for 9.9% of our operations.