ISO 14001:2015 Update

The new ISO 14001:2015 has been published. Organisations can therefore begin the transition journey to the new standard. There is a three-year transition period for those certified to the previous standard.

Should organisations want to purchase a copy of the standard themselves, they can do so at the BSI Shop. This will enable you to prepare for the transition and gain a head start in becoming familiar with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. Owning a copy of the standard will provide you with the information you need to identify what steps your company needs to take in order to meet the requirements of the 2015 standard.

To provide organisations with the tools they need to preserve the planet’s resources for future generations, and to ultimately save money, the new standard will focus on the organisations strategic planning processes.

Continual improvement will also be of high importance in the new ISO 14001:2015 standard, meaning that the standard will focus on continually improving environmental performance, as a pose to concentrating on improving the management system. This will ensure environmental management is combined with your company’s business strategies.

Some of the benefits of the new standard are:

  • Continually improving your environmental performance.
  • The organisations management team will have more involvement.
  • Plans to protect the environment will improve an organisations environmental performance and minimise risk.
  • ISO 14001:2015 will take a new structure that is relevant to all ISO management systems, leading to easy integration with multiple systems.
  • The Chair of the technical committee that developed the standard and undertook the revision, Anne-Marie Warris, is confident in the new ISO 14001:2015 standard; she promises its relevance for the next 20 years.

    The previous ISO 14001 has existed for the last 20 years and, as Anne-Marie points out, “has fulfilled many of the dreams we foresaw over the last 20 years, including helping people to manage all their environmental issues in a holistic manner”.

    She adds, “Looking forward, the new version will help with a stronger integration between environmental issues and an organization’s strategic action planning and thinking. I foresee the life-cycle perspective and supply chain issues embedded in ISO 14001 becoming stronger in the future.”

    Interface NRM will be sending out useful information directly to our clients to ensure that you are kept up-to-date with your ISO 14001 and transitioning to the new standard.
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    ISO 9001 Certification for Architects

    ISO 9001 Certification to grow your Architecture Business

    As an architect, or architecture company, your main aim is going to be to provide the most efficient and effective service possible and therefore receive the highest level of customer satisfaction. It is about more than just fulfilling a customer’s needs and expectations, for the architect, it is about exceeding them. That is where ISO 9001 Certification comes in.

    At Interface NRM we are extremely proud to have worked with architectural practices since the beginning of our company. We have worked across the entire UK providing expert services to architectural organisations, small and large, including many award-winning organisations. With this wealth of experience in the architectural sector we are leading providers of ISO 9001 Certification to architects right across the UK.

    So what are the benefits of ISO 9001 Certification to architects? Well, it would take a lot of writing on our part, and reading on yours if we discussed every single benefit; the main benefits are:

  • To comply with the requirements and any criteria as set out to remain or become an RIBA Chartered Practice
  • Provide and maintain an extremely efficient and effective service that is reliable and results in high customer satisfaction
  • Ensure that all of your designs, projects and procedures, comply with all and any regulations and legislation.
  • Have the effective ability to continually improve your products and services
  • Greater success with tenders
  • Increased profitability
  • Maintaining a competitive edge
  • As a UKAS Accredited Certification body, you can rest assured that your ISO 9001 Certification will be of the highest standard and internationally recognised.
    Once your organisation has achieved certified status, you will be able to use our Interface NRM ISO 9001 Certification logo as well as UKAS Quality Management Systems logo.

    So, if your company aims to provide a professional, competent and consistent service to its clients and suppliers, ISO 9001 Certification is for you. Promote your commitment to providing exceptional quality and service by gaining certification with Interface NRM. If you are looking to register for RIBA Chartered Practice scheme, ISO 9001 complies with the requirements set out.
    ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems are subject to regular reviews, which means that your company will demonstrate continual improvement and effectiveness by continually meeting the requirements of the ISO standard.

    We are competitively priced and can offer you an exceptional service and experience. If you want to find out more about ISO 9001 Certification and the process to becoming certified you can see our Guide to Certification or just fill in our enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible. You can also give us a call on 01952 288325 to speak to our enquiry team.

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    ISO Certification Leeds

    Our ISO Certification Leeds team are in full force this week. A member of our ISO Certification Leeds team is today completing a Stage 2 Audit towards the certification of a fantastic organisation in the wholesale and retail trade industry.

    Companies who supply products to retail organisations and chains benefit greatly from ISO Certification. In gaining certification they can, among other things, advertise their legal compliance, their dedication to quality, and their ability to provide an efficient service.

    We work with many different industries across the UK providing ISO Certification. As a UKAS Accredited Certification body you can rest assured that you will be getting an exceptional service.
    If you are looking for ISO 9001 Certification, ISO 14001 Certification or OHSAS 18001 Certification, please give us a call, or fill in our online enquiry form. Whether it’s our ISO Certification Leeds team you need, or our ISO Certification Worcester team, we can provide you with the services you need and give you a very competitive quote.

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    ISO Certification Manchester


    Albert Square Manchester

    Interface NRM have been working hard in Manchester over the past few weeks. Providing ISO Certification services to new and existing clients, killing two birds with one stone, or so to speak.

    Working with different industries, including the manufacturing and timber industries, we have been providing a wealth of services, including stage one and two audits, re-certification and gap analysis’.

    Manchester is often on our calendar and ISO Certification Manchester team are always busy. We provide ISO certification services to the whole of the UK and internationally so please do not hesitate in getting in touch if you are looking for ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 certification services.

    We are a UKAS Accredited Certification body and can therefore provide your company with the best certification available. We are a leading force in the certification industry, being based in Shropshire, we have easy access to the West Midlands in particular, however we travel far and wide.

    Whether it is the ISO Certification Manchester team you need or the ISO Certification anywhere else team, we can help, so pick up the phone or fill in our easy enquiry form on this website. You can find it at the side of this page or on out Contact page at the top.

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    OHSAS 18001 Certification

    All you need to know about OHSAS 18001 Certification (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems)

    OHSAS 18001 is the British Standard for Occupational Health and Safety. It is internationally applied and recognised as a demonstrator of accurate occupational health and safety operation. OHSAS 18001 Certification aligns adequately with the structure and requirements of the popular ISO 9001 and ISO 14001; this means that organisations who are already certified to the ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001 standard can become OHSAS 18001 Certified more simply.

    Perhaps the most important and attractive feature of getting OHSAS 18001 Certification is the ability to advertise of a safe working environment. The reasons behind getting OHSAS 18001 range from remaining up-to-date with legislation and protecting your staff, but some of the many benefits are:

    • Insurance premiums decrease
    • Rates of accidents and incidents decrease
    • Better ability to control occupational health and safety risks
    • Become highly compliant with health and safety legislation
    • Your reputation, with customers and stakeholders, will improve
    • Have a competitive advantage
    • The market is always competitive, and with OHSAS 18001 Certification you can do more than competitive pricing, you can stand out by demonstrating your commitment to providing a reliable service.

      Whether you are already certified to ISO standards or not, get in touch with us to find out how your organisation can benefit from OHSAS 18001 Certification and start the process today.
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      To find out more about ISO 14001 Certification or ISO 9001 Certification please follow the links provided to previous blog posts.