An initiative led by the Union of the European Railway Industries (UNIFE), IRIS is based on the ISO 9001 quality management standard with the addition of rail-specific requirements. Created to enhance competition and ensure higher quality standards, IRIS aims to achieve global uniformity in language, assessment guidelines and audits in order to create a higher level of transparency throughout the railway supply chain.
The ISO/TS 22163 certification translates into competitive advantage: Fulfilling its requirements proves that your management systems conform to the highest standard in the railway industry. Furthermore, your company is listed in the IRIS database, which provides full details of ratings achieved in certification for all certified organisations and is widely viewed by rail operators.
The TÜV SÜD certification mark
As part of our pledge to deliver unparalleled service quality, our IRIS certification mark equips manufacturers with a powerful and visible demonstration of their commitment to quality. Beyond providing an assurance of safety to the rail industry, this establishes a clear competitive advantage by enabling customers to quickly identify that your management system has been evaluated by one of the most recognised names in technical safety.
With almost 50 years of rail sector experience including assessment, engineering consulting, testing and training, TÜV SÜD can help you meet the standards of IRIS certification. We are an officially contracted body of UNIFE. Our experienced auditors have the in-depth knowledge necessary to conduct initial certification and audits according to ISO/TS 22163 certification regulations. Throughout the audit process, we can guide your organisation to the ISO/TS 22163 certificate, which is the benchmark for quality and safety in the railway sector.
TÜV SÜD is an international Certification Body with a worldwide presence. By working with us, you gain access to a multidisciplinary team of experts who can draw on almost 50 years of industry experience in delivering safe, reliable and available railway systems and processes. Our global presence coupled with our local knowledge allows us to provide you with seamless and innovative solutions.
We have approved IRIS auditors covering a broad range of railway systems and components. In addition, our experts actively participate in international advisory bodies and standardisation committees. This industry-leading expertise underpins the wide public awareness and first-class international reputation of the TÜV SÜD brand.