ISO Management Systems
Accredited to ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, we know how daunting it can seem when first engaging with ISO standards. We have a 100% record in helping organisations; from sole traders to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, to achieve ISO accreditations. We also help clients by undertaking audits of their management systems.
ISO standards needn’t be daunting. Very simply, they require an organisation to focus on an area of operations and encourage compliance and continual improvement.
Three of the more common ISO standards we work with are;
ISO 9001 is the standard for quality management. From the first customer enquiry to the final payment, quality management ensures there are clear processes in place to ensure customers receive the high standard of service they expect. A well implemented and effective system can improve profitability, increase market share and reduce operating costs.
ISO 14001 is the standard for environmental management. Organisations know they have to reduce negative environmental impacts, meeting environmental regulation and compliance. And sometimes clients can set specific environmental targets on suppliers, for example zero waste to landfill. Good environmental management ensures these requirements are met and an organisation is committed to continually improve its environmental performance.
ISO 45001 is the standard for health and safety management. Good health and safety management requires an understanding of business operations, potential hazards and risks and how these can be reduced and managed. It helps protect staff, members of the public, suppliers, visitors to sites/premises etc, by ensuring operations meet a range of health and safety regulations and compliances.
To reduce administration and duplication, management systems can increasingly be integrated to one set of documents etc. Practically Green’s own Health & Safety, Environment and Quality management system is an example of this integrated approach.