Globalization Partners International (GPI) recently achieved the requirements to become an ISO certified translation company. The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) completed an assessment and found GPI to meet the required standards to be ISO 17100:2015 certified.
According to ATC, the ISO 17100 translation certification is an “international standard which provides requirements for the core processes, resources and other aspects necessary for the delivery of a quality translation service that meets applicable specifications.”
The translation services ISO standard focuses on key areas of organizing and delivering translation services including:
- Handling of project-related client information.
- Infrastructure to support translation services.
- Pre-production processes and activities.
- Pre-sales processes.
- Project manager training.
- Project preparation – administrative.
- Project preparation – technical.
- Project preparation – linguistic aspects.
- Vendor management.
The certification shows that a translation company can prove they can meet these international standards and that it’s capable of delivering translations that will meet the specifications. Specifications can include those set forth by the client or translation agency and any industry best practices or guidelines. The standard is intended for translation agencies of any size.
GPI has been adhering to translation best practices in translator recruitment and testing as well as utilizing online checklist-based, fully customizable quality control processes for over 15 years. The ISO certification serves as validation of GPI’s people, processes and tools in providing clients with quality translation services.
An ISO standard is reviewed every five years.
ISO began operations in 1947 and is an independent, non-governmental international organization with members from 161 national standards bodies. Its members develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant international standards. These standards support innovation, provide solutions to global challenges, ensure quality, safety and efficiency and facilitate international trade.
ISO has published over 22,000 international standards covering almost every industry. The Central Secretariat is located in Geneva, Switzerland.