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ISO 9001 Gets Quality Check

The world’s favourite standard is still as relevant as ever. Used by millions of organizations around the globe, the world-standard reference for quality, ISO 9001, Quality management systems – Requirements, has just passed its “warrant of fitness”. Like all ISO standards, ISO 9001 undergoes a systematic review every five years to decide…

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Mental Health in the Workplace

The world’s first International Standard just published. Our working lives can have a significant impact on our psychological well-being and the current pandemic has shone a spotlight on just how great that impact can be. Recognizing that employers have a responsibility to protect both the physical and psychosocial health of…

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New ISO Standards for Medical Devices

Taking the headache out of regulations while improving product safety and performance. From sticking plasters to MRI machines, medical devices help to save lives and improve the quality of everyday living for many. Some 500 000 technologies are already in existence and, with ageing populations, advances in medicine and the…

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The Beauty of Difference

We all know that like attracts like but when it comes to the workplace, differences can be a very good thing. Numerous studies have shown that workplace diversity and inclusion can drive innovation and lead to new markets and financial benefits. There is also evidence that when employees feel heard,…

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Investing in a Better World

New standard for assessing and reporting green finance activities. Climate change is upon us, and it isn’t cheap. Not only does managing the effects of global warming require funding, but more money is needed to bring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions down. It is estimated that many trillions of dollars of…

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Certifying to an Energy Management System

Requirements for certification bodies now updated. Certifying to an energy management system (EnMS) is an important step in achieving an organization’s environmental performance as it demonstrates to stakeholders that there is true improvement in energy use and efficiency. Yet the certification process must be consistent and competent to have any…

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Variety is the Spice of Success

Embracing diversity in the workplace. Organizations that provide equal opportunities and appreciate the qualities of every single one of their employees do better business. Improved performance, increased innovation and greater staff engagement are just some of the benefits an inclusive organizational culture can bring, but getting there is not always…

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Out of the Box

New standard for compliance management makes everyone a winner. The regulatory landscape is constantly changing and organizations need systems in place to ensure they keep up. But complying with laws and regulations can be so much more than just ticking a box: it can be the result of a deeply…

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How to Build a Resilient Workforce

World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The COVID-19 pandemic shook the workplace like no other event, along with everyone in it. And it’s not over yet. “Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest now in resilient OSH systems” is the theme of this year’s World Day for…

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Getting The Best Out of ISO 9001

Standards to support ISO 9001 have just been updated. Improved quality, performance, efficiencies and business relationships are just some of the benefits of implementing a quality management system (QMS) such as ISO 9001. Standards focusing on specific requirements that help optimize the use of a QMS have just been updated…