Located in Parma, a city half-way between Milano and Bologna, in the midst of Italy’s “food valley”, FAOS provides business consulting in certification and audit services.  In particular, we are highly specialized in business management implementation of several EU and international standards such as: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 3834, ISO 22000, FSC, EU’s construction products technical standards EN and so on. 


In parallel to consulting  services, we provide second party-auditing.  The latter involves certification standards ‘checks on suppliers, carried out on behalf of public or private organizations, on the basis of lists of requisites, terms of contract, norms or international requirements.


FAOS services are all coordinated by personnel qualified by licensed certification body in accordance to ISO 17024 international norms:


  • Audit supervision in accordance with lists of requisites of terms of contract
  • Audit in accordance with ISO 9001
  • Audit in accordance with ISO 14000 environmental standards
  • Audit in accordance with OHSAS 18001’s occupational health and safety management requirements
  • Audit in accordance with HACCP and ISO 22000 hygiene standards
  • Audit in accordance with construction products technical standards and so on


Moreover, FAOS, in collaboration with a partner firm (operating in accordance with ISO 9001 and EU’s EN 15038), provides audit reports’ translations into several languages with sworn translations.

In order to certify that it is the legal equivalent of the source text, translations might go on record following sworn statements in court, in accordance with international norms on any document to be submitted to any organization, body or public authority drafted in a language different from its original version.