Have you ever wondered how an ISO standard is developed?

How is an ISO standard developed?

The key principles in standard development are:

  1. Standards respond to a need in the market.
  2. Standards are based on global expert opinion.
  3. Standards are developed through a multi-stakeholder process.
  4. Standards are based on a consensus.

You can learn more about this on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) website here.

You can also get involved in standards development, whether you are a consumer or in business you can be part of the next generation of standards. Find out more about getting involved.

This week we have been certifying against ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 in Coventry, London and Winchester.

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ISO 14001 and Art World Conservation

Here at Interface we are observing Art World Conservation which takes place from the 4th to the 25th of August. It is a 3-week charity event which will be held at The Royal Horticultural Society Halls in London. This event is to raise awareness about Wildlife, Conservation and Climate Change.

More information on this event can be found at http://artworldconservation.com/

What Can We Do To Help?

As a business, you can implement ISO 14001 to reduce waste and increase recycling. This in turn can lead to a long-term cost saving, as well as benefiting the environment.

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ISO 9001 and 14001 Certification: benefits from the new Standard

The new Standard has been out and about for over a year now. Most of our clients have either developed a new system, or a well into the process of doing so. Many are now reflecting on the benefits of the 2015 Standard. And, to be honest, most clients do seem to be finding the new Standard beneficial. After some grumblings about having to rewrite systems documents and ‘change the whole thing’, most clients have seen value in moving to a more risk-based approach, and some have started to fundamentally change the way they audit. For some of our clients there has been a quite profound change, and they are now focused more on critical control points, and using their internal audit to better understand and manage risk.

Not surprisingly, there has been significant uptake if the advantages for integration of management systems, and we have a significant percentage of clients who have integrated ISO 9001 and ISO 14001; either adding a certificate or merging their instrumentation together. Many HSE managers have seen the advantage of this, and we imagine that when ISO 45001 is finally released this will further increase.

ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Benefits

There are several benefits to implementing ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 management systems. By gaining certification your business could open itself up to whole new markets, and increase your success when applying for tenders.

As well as this other benefits include:

  • Reduction in waste and consumption
  • Effective risk management
  • Possible reduction in insurance costs
  • A competitive advantage against other businesses in your sector
  • Improved customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Stronger stakeholder relationships

To find out more about gaining one or both of these Standards, get in touch today on 01952 288325, or fill out our online enquiry form.

World Wetlands Day

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We are observing World Wetlands Day! Our wetlands across the globe need to be protected from drainage. Wetlands are integral to protecting us against the effects of natural distasters and extreme weather, but many are being drained to build housing, or mismanaged to create fish-farms, or polluted by industrial waste. It’s important that we recognise the importance of these wetlands – luckily they can be recreated easily, and in much less time than other vital habitat such as ancient forests and jungles.

 

For more information on wetlands visit http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/