Blog archives: September 2013

ISO Standards

ISO Standards - the opportunities and benefits for integration of management systems

Introduction

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is aware that an essential requirement of management systems is their ability to be integrated with one another. A rapidly growing number of organisations are undertaking certification for multiple standards, particularly Click here to read more...

Posted on: 26/09/2013 By: Mr Paul Stevens   Categories: Environmental, Energy, Quality, Integration, Management system

Who or What is ISO?

Who or What ISO

ISO stands for "International Organisation of Standardisation" who are the world's largest developer of voluntary national and International Standards. The 19 000 standards published cover almost all aspects of technology and business including our environment and, if implemented correctly, provide tools for tackling many of today's global challenges.


"ISO International Standards provide practical tools for tackling many of...

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Posted on: 21/09/2013 By: Mr Paul Stevens   Categories: Environmental, Sustainability, Energy, Quality, Management system

Carbon & Energy Reduction

Carbon and energy reduction - taking the first critical step

The reduction of carbon emissions is now firmly on the agenda for every business. Many firms are cottoning on to the reality that lower emissions are not only environmentally and socially desirable but a financial imperative. Changes in political and public mindsets, legislation and energy costs mean that the companies from all sectors must embrace low energy techniques and be pro-active in its energy reduction methods. The...

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Posted on: 15/09/2013 By: Mr Paul Stevens   Categories: Environmental, Sustainability, Energy, Management system

Certification & Accreditation

UKAS & ISO Standards - What's the difference between certification and accreditation, and why is it important?

Put simply, a companies management system is certified to the relevant Standard by an accredited assessment body. In our opinion this should be a UKAS accredited body.

"UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provied certification, testing,...

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Posted on: 12/09/2013 By: Mr Paul Stevens   Categories: Environmental, Sustainability, Energy, Quality, Management system

ISO/CD 9001:2013

Draft version of ISO 9001 (ISO/CD 9001:2013) is now available online

The moment we've been waiting for! The draft version of IS0 9001 (which is currently undergoing revision for release in 2015) has now been made available for purchase.

Whilst the document will certainly be subject to change following the review period, those eager to understand the nature and scale of changes they should expect can download the document for around £26. The standards follow a new structure...

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Posted on: 11/09/2013 By: Mr Paul Stevens   Categories: Environmental, Sustainability, Energy, Quality, Integration, Management system

Academic & industrial Synergies

Developing synergies between academia and industry for resource efficiency and sustainability

This post provides a synopsis of a piece of work AVISO project managed. A Cranfield University Environmental management for Business MSc student was engaged to work with a top 50 ranked law firm based in London who AVISO has worked with for a number of years.


The project aims where to support this...

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Posted on: 03/09/2013 By: Mr Paul Stevens   Categories: Environmental, Sustainability, Management system

ISO 14001 Nonconformities

Research into ISO 14001 – Where are nonconformities most likely to come from?

This post provides an overview of the work done for a PhD thesis by Paul Stevens.

This work helped us build the platform we now operate from in supporting our clients implement and manage their ISO certification. It is this approach to management systems that makes us truly stand out from traditional consultants. AVISO...

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Posted on: 02/09/2013 By: Mr Paul Stevens   Categories: Environmental, Energy, Quality, Integration, Management system

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