ISO/TS 16949 for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)

This international standard is designed for your business. ISO/TS 16949 outlines effective quality management for all automotive companies – whether your organisation is multi-national or operates from a single site. And small businesses can open up international trade opportunities by introducing ISO/TS 16949 to the way they work.


Shaping ISO/TS 16949 for SMEs

You can prioritise quality with ISO/TS 16949. The international technical specification can bring the best processes and controls to your business – even if you have less time and a tighter budget to work with. That’s because we understand how to overcome these challenges. We can help you adapt ISO/TS 16949 to your needs with a package that’s customised for your business. This only includes the products and services you need so we can cut the unnecessary cost and complexity of working with ISO/TS 16949. You will discover how the standard helps you to continually improve and stay competitive by adopting more efficient ways of working. And improved processes lead to a better quality of product. In fact, the standard will show you how to make changes for the better across all areas of your business. Especially as an ISO/TS 16949 management system can be integrated with ISO 9001 Quality Management, 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management.  




Help us to shape standards

We’re open to suggestions for new standards and take these to consultation with industry associations or equivalent organisations. We make sure we get the standards right by working with representatives from consumer organisations; professional institutions; certification, testing and inspection bodies; educational establishments; research organisations; UK notified bodies; enforcement bodies; and government departments.


Why BSI?

The food industry impacts every person on the planet. Though what the world's population may eat may differ depending on the geography, wealth, age, gender and availability of goods, no other sector plays such a vital role in all of our day-today lives and culture. Economically, food represents 10% of global GDP (valued at US$48 trillion by the World Bank).

But the food sector also faces significant challenges. Each year, food-borne illness makes one in ten people ill and is the cause of death for millions around the world. Population growth projections and an increasing middle class suggest that the demand for food will increase 70% by 2050. And, consumers are increasingly conscious about what goes into their food, how it's made, its impact on ecosystems and where it comes from.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.