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Thank You To Bagport UK Limited For Our Customer Testimonial

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“As a ‘Service’ industry company in a competitive market bagport realised that being sustainable makes long-term economic sense. This is why we chose to go for a combined Quality and Environmental Management System, which led us to obtaining certification for ISO 14001:2015 as an addition to our existing certification for ISO 9001:2015”.

“We have now developed a ‘Sustainability Policy’ which has a clear vision and strategy that we have aligned to our main contracts. We would not have achieved this without the exceptional quality of service provided by Interface-NRM, who were the obvious choice as their guidance and support was invaluable”

Steve MacGregor, UK General Manager – Bagport Limited.

Bagport are a Baggage Service Company who are based in Warwickshire and have gained ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 certification through Interface-NRM.

You can read more of our customer testimonials on our website here.

Do you feel that your company could benefit from implementing an ISO Management System? If you would like to know more about this, one of our dedicated would be more than happy to help you. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate an online chat or fill in our online enquiry form.

Did You Know That It Is One Year Until The Transition Deadline For ISO 9001 And ISO 14001

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September 2017 marks one year before all organisations currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2008 need to be re-certified to the 2015 versions of these standards, for the continuation of their compliancy.

Failure to achieve certification to the 2015 standard by the deadline will mean the certificate is no longer valid.

If you are still to update your certification to the 2015 standards, you can contact one of our dedicated staff here at Interface NRM, who would be more than happy to discuss this further with you.

We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat or you can complete our online enquiry form.

This week has seen companies from the Construction & Service Industries, in Warwickshire and Stoke On Trent updating their certification to the new standards.

Additional information on these transitions can be found here for ISO 9001 And ISO 14001.

 

The Key Benefits of Implementing ISO 14001:2015 Into Your Business

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ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It can help an organisation improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

It can be easily integrated into an existing ISO management system I.E 9001, and is suitable for organisations of all types and sizes, whether they are private, not-for-profit or governmental.

It requires that an organisation considers all environmental issues relevant to its operation, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation and resource use and efficiency.

As a result of implementing this into your business you can expect to be able to:

  • Demonstrate your compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees.
  • Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication.
  • Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management.
  • Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs.
  • Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organisations business systems.

Last week we certified clients from the landscaping and storage industries in Telford and Sheffield, who were looking to achieve their business aims by incorporating environmental issues into their business management.

If you would like to know more about this one of dedicated staff would be more than happy to assist you. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat or you can complete our online enquiry form.

Guidance for SME’s using ISO 9001:2015

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has recently released a handbook for SME’s who are considering ISO 9001:2015 certification

The handbook was written by the same committee who developed the Standard’s 2015 update, so you know the advice in the handbook is relevant and be able to work in line with ISO’s requirements. Included within is advice on the different ways of approaching a quality management system, as well as detailed guidance on each element of the updated Standard.
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ISO 9001:2015 is perfect for every company, irrespective of it’s size, but the handbook focuses specifically on maximising the benefit for SMEs. It’s clear and concise, and explains the requirements of a Quality Management System, before guiding you through the process of implementation. It also provides thorough explanations of Quality Management Systems, and how it can help your small/medium-sized enterprise improve quality in work, services and products, thereby improving their customer relationship, their credibility, as well as strengthening ties with other stakeholders.

ISO 9001:2015 for Small Enterprises – What to do? is available to download from the ISO Shop.

ISO 9001:2015 is an Internationally recognised Standard. For more information on getting certified, or for a free quote, call us on 01952 288325, or fill out our online enquiry form.

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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