The standard ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems is being revised. The International Organisation for Standardisation’s working group met in early February this year and has produced a draft. The revised ISO 14001 standard will be published in 2015. Once published, it is likely to remain unchanged well into the 2020s.
The 2015 version of ISO 14001 […]
Yes, I can hear you groaning already. Quality policies, motherhood statements, stick them on the wall and forget about them. Correct? You may feel that way, but the standard for ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems clearly states that you must have a quality policy. It does not so clearly states what should be in it. […]
Is Certification Worth It?
“To be or not to be that is the question” although I don’t think Hamlet had certification in mind when he said this. It is a decision to be taken on business grounds. Here are some of the reasons why organisations choose certification:
By setting a clear goal, certification motivates staff and […]
Following on from my last blog, here is what you need to do to meet the requirements of the second section on design for which the standard says –
7 Product Realization
7.3 Design and Development
7.3.2 Design and Development Inputs
Inputs relating to product requirements shall be determined and records maintained (see 4.2.4). These inputs shall include:
a) functional […]
Why oh why does the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard make the clause for designing products so complicated. Sure, good design prevents problems for both the company producing the product and the customer buying them but, there are other important business considerations in the standard such as continuous improvement and management commitment. So why […]