5 simple ideas for a clean, green business

So you’ve got the Environmental Management System and the certification… what next? What can individuals working in a business do to make a genuine positive environmental impact? Here are some simple ideas to help you find a few "easy wins".

The Time to Transition is Now!

The deadline for transitioning to the latest versions of ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems is September 2018. Don't be caught out by leaving it to the last minute.

How do I get ISO certification? Follow these 10 steps

Need ISO management system certification? Click to see an infographic showing a simple summary of the 10 steps — from identifying key drivers, through to development, implementation and auditing. They apply whether your focus is on Quality, Safety, Environment, Food Safety, or any other ISO standard.

Good Audits Support Good Managers

Don't cringe when you hear the word 'audit'. Make the most of it. Good managers use audits to add value to their business, by identifying key areas for improvement, driving and measuring better processes, reducing risk and strengthening internal controls.

Managing Suppliers for Success

ISO 9001 says that you should select suppliers based on their ability to meet your requirements and evaluate their performance on a regular basis. My experience is that most organisations treat this as a tick-a-box activity performed grudgingly once a year by an inexperienced person with a little time on their hands. STOP! It’s time to take this seriously. You know that old adage “You’re only as strong as your weakest link”? It’s been around forever, and that’s because it’s [...]

Cloud Computing and Compliance Software

For some time now clients have been coming up to me and asking about what software to use for managing their compliance systems. Clients can see the benefits of using software but are unaware of just what’s out there in the market. They ask me have I seen companies using any software and what are their experiences. So in this newsletter I want discuss the cloud and the benefits of using compliance software. Cloud computing is the next stage in [...]