IRQS History

IRQS History


Indian Register Quality Systems (IRQS) with effect from 1st June 2014 is a Division of “IRCLASS Systems and Solutions Private Limited” which is wholly promoted by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) which is in existence since March 1975.

IRQS is the first Indian Certification body established in 1991 as a division under the Indian Register of Shipping to provide Management System Certification Services under various ISO standards which was gaining popularity and was the need of the hour since the release of ISO 9000 Standards for “Quality Management Systems” in 1987 and is today known among the top certification bodies of the world.

Currently IRQS is into the Management Systems Certification of QMS (ISO 9001:2015), EMS (ISO 14001:2015), OH&SMS (ISO 45001:2018), FSMS (ISO 22000:2005)/FSSC 22000, EnMS (ISO 50001:2011), ISMS (ISO 27001:2013), IATF 16949 & SMSSC (ISO 28001:2007) and many more.

IRQS is the first certification body in Asia to get accreditation from RAAD VOOR ACCREDITATIE (RvA), the Dutch Accreditation Council in 1993 and continued to maintain the accreditation. Currently accredited for QMS, EMS, OH&SMS, FSMS, ISMS Scheme(s).

IRQS is accredited with National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) Indian Accreditation Body since 2004. Accredited for QMS, EMS, OHSMS, FSMS/FSSC, EnMS & ISMS Scheme(s).

IRQS was the first in India to be accredited for EnMS Scheme in India by NABCB, in Dec 2013.

IRQS is accredited with ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) American Accreditation Body since 2018. Accredited for SMSSC Scheme(s).

IRQS is accredited with SMMT-IATF, accredited for IATF 16949 Scheme since 2007.

IRQS is in a License agreement with Foundation for Food Safety System Certification, FSSC 22000 Scheme since 2013.