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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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Call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat or fill out our online enquiry form.

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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.

Want To Know More?

Call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat, or fill out our online enquiry form.

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.

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 9001 for Small Businesses

Improve your small enterprise with ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is a quality management system (QMS), great for businesses who’re wanting to prove and improve their ability to meet their customers, clients and other stakeholders’ needs.
If you’re an SME, you could benefit from the Standard with an expansion of your business, and in turn, increased profitability. We at Interface, work with many small businesses all over the country, helping them to improve their quality management systems. We will tailor our services to you, and create an utterly bespoke plan to help you achieve ISO 9001 Standard! We cater to UKAS and non-UKAS clients respectively, and are the only UKAS accredited body in Shropshire!

Even if you think you know your business inside and out, hundreds of small businesses are experiencing huge benefits as a result of the 9001 Standard. With focus on customers, risk management and how to increase productivity, you can significantly increase how your business communicates itself internally and externally.

We have been certifying small businesses against the Standard in Shropshire, Birmingham and Manchester this week, so why not join them and get ahead of the game with ISO 9001.

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised Standard. If you’d like a quote, call us on 01952 288325, or fill out our enquiry form .