Collaborative business relationships which usually involve two organizations but sometimes more, can take many forms. These range from more informal arrangements to long term networks or alliances, joint delivery of specific projects or joint ventures.

Collaborative relationships can last for a fixed time in the case of a project delivery or can be a more lasting arrangement. Both have the same end goal which is a joint business arrangement to mutual advantage, which delivers real and identifiable added value. 

Interest in collaborative working has been growing due to its efficiency and effectiveness, government policy and public perception. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a huge number of examples of organizations working well together to support the healthcare sector. 

ISO 44001 Collaborative business relationships certification 

ISO 44001 collaborative business relationships certification will help support collaborative decision-making; providing access to more services, bigger opportunities and make your business relationships more valuable. Every company wants to enhance its competitiveness and performance, and provide added value to its customers.

The standard will help your organization to do just that. Sharing knowledge, resources and skills to meet mutually defined objectives and deliver value creation.

It enables organizations to focus their efforts from concept to disengagement and can be applied to any size or type of business in any sector.

ISO 44001 collaborative business relationships certification provides a robust framework for establishing collaborative programs for mutual benefit.

Specifically, ISO 44001 will:

  • Identify how relationship management can help achieve its business objectives
  • Evaluate the benefits of entering into single or multiple partnerships
  • Select the right partner to complement its objectives
  • Build a joint approach based on mutual advantage
  • Measure and maintain maximum benefit
  • Develop and execute an exit strategy.

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BM TRADA has been officially recognized as an Institute of Collaborative Working Validated Certification Body. In order to achieve this, BM TRADA's certification processes was independently assessed by the Institute to ensure the underlying principles of the adoption and implementation of the ISO 44001 standard to enhance the effectiveness and use of collaborative working, were met.


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