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 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015

If you’re certified against ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004, you need to be transferring over to the updated Standard by September 2018. If you’d like to learn more about the updates, we have prepared some free to download documents which talks you through the terminology of the update. They are available to download and view here: ISO 9001:2015ISO 14001:2015

If you’re certified with us, then we can straight-forwardly certify you against the 2015 updates at your next Surveillance or Re-certification audit at your request.

Happy Christmas from Interface NRM

This has been the busiest year yet for the Interface NRM team! We have certified a record number of clients against ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, and we also have some exciting new ventures for the New Year ahead!

We’ve noticed a trend in SME’s from the Birmingham area enquiring about gaining ISO 14001 Certification with us this year, and we have really enjoyed working with them! We’ve also welcomed some new faces to the team in the form of our Digital Marketing Executive, Charlotte and our Business Services Manager Greg!

We would like to wish all our clients, old and new a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again in 2017!