IRIS certification FAQ

Which organizations support IRIS certification ?

IRIS is an initiative led by the Association of European Railway Industry (UNIFE). It is widely supported across Europe by system integrators and equipment manufacturers such as Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom and AnsaldoBreda.

What are the differences between IRIS and ISO 9001 ?

IRIS is based on the ISO 9001 structure and adds railway specific requirements to the business management system, for example in relation to project management and design.

Will this certificate replace individual evaluations ?

Yes, this certificate will replace individual evaluation by at least the four founders of this initiative (Alstom Transport, AnsaldoBreda, Siemens Transportation and Bombardier Transportation).

For what kind of companies is IRIS most relevant ?

IRIS can be applied to all direct and indirect ancillary industries (such as manufacturers of system construction parts and individual components), operators as well as manufacturers of rail-mounted vehicles.


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