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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.

FAQ’s About ISO 14001:2015

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ISO 14001:2015 update

Who is it for?

This Standard is perfect for any SME, multi-sites and larger organisations, no matter the nature of the business.

What is it for?

The Standard helps organisations achieve industry regulated requirements to demonstrate to stakeholders that you consider the environment, and could give you more success when applying for tenders.

It also provides help on how to integrate the use of environmental performance evaluation techniques (EPE) and how to seamlessly merge Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with other compatible management systems, such as ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS).

This Standard is also very useful for multi-sites, as it provides a steady framework all sites can work to when implementing ISO 14001.

How can my business benefit?

The Standard can help your organisation develop, whilst still reducing the environmental impact of your organisational growth. It aids in enhancing your reputation with customers, stakeholders and the public, whilst also meeting regulatory Standards set by the industry, as well as local authorities and the government and assists you in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PPQ) stage when applying for tenders. For many industries, an up-to-date ISO 14001 certificate is a necessity to be considered for a tender.

How is this different to my ISO 14001:2004 Standard?

The Standard was updated to make sure it seamlessly provided continual help with your business processes, enabling you to save money and deal with the environmental challenges that lie ahead in the near future. Whilst it still maintains a phased approach when managing risk and legislation compliance, other phases and stages have been updated.

Read a more in-depth review of the ISO 14001:2015 update, and comparisons with the 2004 version of the Standard here.

ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally recognised Standard. If you have any questions or would like a free quote, call us today on 01952 288325 and talk to a member of our dedicated team 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.