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 & 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.

3 Ways ISO 14001 helps industry meet environment

The UN announced that 2016 is set to be the warmest year on record, so here is 3 ways your company can reduce it’s environmental impact and improve credibility…

Reduction of emissions
By implementing ISO 14001, you are committing to working with a greener ethos. The system is seamlessly combined with your company’s strategies to reduce the amount of harmful emissions you produce. This “reduce” approach comes hand-in-hand with cost reductions, possible tax and liability insurance reductions.

2. Reduction of waste

ISO 14001’s primary focus is waste reduction. By identifying and addressing areas where waste is being created, you can adjust and address this accordingly, whilst improving your green credentials within your local community and with investors too.

3. Raising awareness

By going through the process of being certified for ISO 14001, you are making a statement. You are telling your employees, customers, and potential stakeholders that you are confident in your environmental statements. You can crate environmental awareness amongst your workforce, and actively reduce the risks to employees and the environment.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised Standard. To learn more click here. If you are interested in being certified, would like a quote or have any general enquiries, please call 01952 288325, or fill out our enquiry form.

ISO 14001 for Architects

Is ISO 14001 right for your Architectural practice?

Here at Interface NRM, we are committed to providing a bespoke service. We are proud to have worked with award-winning architects across the whole of the UK, so we can provide our expert services to architectural practices big or small!

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We understand your duty to consider the environment, not only in the running of your business, but also in the projects you undertake – having an environmental management system in place shows your dedication to reducing your company’s reliance on non-renewable sources.

So what are the benefits of ISO 14001

• Reduction in costs due to focus on renewable resources and energy management
• Increased profitability
• Compliance with RIBA Chartered Practice requirements
• Improve your company’s reputation and public image
• An advantage over your competitors when tendering for business
• Compliance with the law and environmental regulations
• Management of environmental risks

So if you want to demonstrate your commitment to running an environmentally friendly practice, and want that competitive edge against your employers, then start the ISO 14001 certification process with us today!

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised Standard. To get ahead of the competition, call us today on 01952 288325 for a quote, or fill out our enquiry form.