ISO 14001

How Does ISO 14001 Help Businesses Reduce Their Impact On The Environment?

The ISO 14001 standard is a set of internationally recognized guidelines for environmental management systems. Organisations that have certified themselves to the standard are able to measure, manage and continuously improve their environmental performance, ensuring they are efficient in all areas of environmental management. It’s applicable to any organization – large or small, public or …

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Essential of Using Right Approach in Problem-Solving

Derek Scott, CQP FCQI, Quality Manager at Rubberatkins, Scotland, takes a look at models and strategies for problem-solving. Quality professionals are frequently required to engage in two areas that are as certain as death and taxes. The first is involvement in activities intended to result in continuous improvement, and the second is problem-solving. There are …

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Value of ISO Audit in Different Industries

Cheekeong Loh, CQP MCQI, MIEAust CPEng, outlines how auditing can develop in the future. As an industry practitioner, I have helped manufacturing organisations across geographical regions and industries achieve improvements and have conducted research, most recently into Quality 4.0 and smart manufacturing. Through my work, I have observed emerging trends, such as Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality. Some questions that have arisen during my research include: How would non-financial auditing, which drives areas such as quality, operational improvements and due …

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The High Level Structure Management System Standards

Horacio Martirena, a CQI technical assessor, IRCA Lead Auditor and Independent Consultant in management systems, outlines the development of the Harmonised Approach and the issues it addresses, and what it needs to resolve. The beginning: two standards Until the beginning of the 21st century, there were two ISO management system standards: ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO …

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Context of The Organization in ISO 9001 And ISO 14001

John Hartill looks at how quality professionals should address the organisational context requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Understanding the organisation and its context is a new requirement within Annex SL-based revisions to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. This is a ‘shall determine’ requirement, indicating that there is a requirement to demonstrate an output …

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How to Write Effective Nonconformity Statements

Joseph Krolikowski, QMS Technical Director and Auditor at Perry Johnson Registrars, explains why writing non-conformity statements is an essential part of the auditing process. Nonconformities are not usually something that most people are terribly happy to receive during an audit. However, if the nonconformity statement isn’t adequately written it can make for a myriad of …

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ISO 14001:2015 and Processes to Achieve Environmental Goals

Danièle Huet-Kouo talks about companies’ environment and social responsibility and how the ISO 14001:2015 certification process can help them achieve their environmental goals The world’s environment has changed a great deal since the publication of the second version of ISO 14001 Environmental management systems in 2004. Businesses’ activities have caused even greater damage on our …

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