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Failure to achieve certification to the 2015 standard by the deadline will mean the certificate is no longer valid.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

 

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.

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

ISO 14001 Revision Update

At Interface NRM, we constantly thrive to be on top of our clients’ needs and questions. We have previously provided you with an ISO 9001:2015 update and so we are now providing you with a short update on the ISO 14001 revision.

As we are sure you are already aware, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System revision is well on its way and is now in its final stages. The final version is due to be published in October 2015. If you would like to have your own copy of the draft in the meantime, you can purchase one from the ISO shop: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=60857
Some of the key changes in the ISO 14001 Revision are as follows:

  • Increased prominence of environmental management within the organisation’s strategic planning processes
  • Greater focus on leadership
  • Addition of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation
  • Improving environmental performance added
  • Lifecycle thinking when considering environmental aspects
  • Addition of a communications strategy

If you are certified to the ISO 14001:2004 standard don’t worry, there is a three year transition period and we will inform you of everything you need to do, and who you need to contact (such as auditors and consultants) in order to transition to the standard in good time.

For the time being, we would like to provide you with some links to further information in case you have any further questions or would just like to have more information available.
Technical Committee information sheet.
ISO 14001 Revision Video.

If you would like to have a phone conversation with us please do not hesitate, we are more than happy to oblige. We would be happy to discuss your ISO 14001 certification, and what the next steps are for your organisation.

If you are not ISO 14001 certified and would like to be, fill in our enquiry form or call today.

You can also follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all of our latest news and information.

ISO 9001:2015 Update

Here at Interface NRM we are focused on providing the most efficient response to customer needs. As we are sure you are already aware, the publication of the ISO 9001:2015 standard is fast approaching, and those who are already certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard need to be ready and prepared for their first 2015 standard audit. However, as we have said before, there will be a three year transition period, so don’t worry. We just want to provide you with as much information as possible and always keep you up-to-date.

If you are wondering what the transition process will be, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to discuss the best transition path for your company. Alternatively, we will be providing a short blog about the different transition paths we will be providing in the near future.

For the time being, we advise you to keep an eye on our blog for all the latest information and follow us on Twitter to stay in touch. We aim to provide you with ongoing information and support. Our goal is to have transferred all our ISO 9001:2008 clients to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard before the 2018 deadline!

Lastly, we encourage our clients to obtain a copy of the ISO 9001:2015 Standard once it has been released. You can find electronic versions at the official ISO Store

Please do keep in touch, and feel free to pick up the phone or email info@interface-nrm.co.uk if you feel unsure or just want to ask a question. We will always do our best to help.