ISO 14001 The Commitment To Sustainable Business Practices
In this day and age, there is more focus than ever on the environment, and this is reflected in the way that both individuals and organisations decide where they will buy from, the services they will use and who they will and will not deal with. The ISO 14001 standard is an effective way for […]
ISO 9001 Corrective Action Vs Preventive Action
Corrective action and preventative action (often referred to as CAPA) work to improve the processes of organisations through a set of measures which aim to eliminate the causes of recurring non-conformances and other unwanted situations. Some companies struggle with implementing effective systems for corrective actions or are of the opinion that it is a waste […]
Why Use A Certified ISO System – UKAS and non-UKAS
Achieving certification for one of the international or ISO standards such as ISO 14001 (environmental), ISO 45001 (occupational health & safety) or ISO 9001 standard (quality) can be hugely beneficial for many organisations. Over recent years and occurring more frequently is the number of instances where businesses have paid for and gone through processes to […]
What Are The Benefits of ISO 45001 For Your Business?
ISO Certification is internationally recognised as the ‘hallmark of quality’ and for organisations that invest the necessary time and funds to implement the required standards there can be a number of advantageous benefits. What Is ISO 45001? The global standard for occupational health and safety, ISO 45001 refines the way your organisation works and provides […]
What Is A Gap Analysis?
A gap analysis is a process that is used by companies to ascertain where they are performance wise compared with where they would expect to be, or against the requirements of their target standard. This allows them to not only determine if they are meeting expectations but helps to identify differences or ‘gaps’ between their […]
ISO and Tendering
For most organisations who are looking to strengthen, expand, grow and develop their business, doing so will require obtaining new customers and strengthening relationships with existing clients. Success in tenders should be an essential part of your business strategy and having an ISO management system certification in place is a great way to increase your […]
What Could ISO 14001 Certification Mean For Your Business?
In the ever changing world there is currently more pressure than ever on businesses to be able to demonstrate their commitment to reducing their environmental impact to both the public and regulatory bodies. Putting in place systems like those that come with this globally recognised standard can help companies to monitor, manage and make continual […]
The Importance of ISO 9001 Certification For Service Based Businesses
For most people who have an understanding of ISO certification and the various standards, they tend to associate ISO 9001 with its application towards product based businesses such as manufacturing or those that involve making or producing physical products that are then sold. However, ISO 9001 certification is extremely effective and just as beneficial for […]
ISO and Small Businesses
ISO and Small Businesses Some small organisations can often be put off or deterred from pursuing ISO certification because they assume that the regulations, standards and processes put in place are too heavy, strict, formal or just not relevant to a business of their size. At JR Consultants we know from years of experience the […]
ISO Terminology and Jargon Made Easy
ISO Terminology and Jargon Made Easy ISO standards include the frequent use of various words, terms and phrases, which for those who are new to ISO can be confusing and overwhelming. Not everybody will be immediately familiar with or comprehend fully what is meant by these in the context of ISO, which is why understanding […]