AvISO and Cranfield Colaberation University Project

AvISO is supporting a Cranfield University student, studying for their MSc in Environmental Management for Business, with their Thesis.
AvISO will provide industry guidance, expertise, resources and data throughout the project to ensure the work adds value on both an academic and industry level. 
In 2015, an updated version of the ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 standard were published. These versions of the standard proposed some new and reinforced approaches to keep them updated and relevant for the marketplace. However, evidence suggests that the new ISO regulations result in more inconsistencies in external audits.
The aim of this thesis is to understand the underlying causes of these inconsistencies and suggest different options for improving the implementation experience for companies.
Audit reports, from a wide variety or organisations, will be examined and where possible interviews with the consultant and companies will be carried out to obtain documented and independent evidence of the issues to provide a consistent solution.
This project is being led by Ines Garcia, Environmental Management for Business MSc student, under the supervision of Dr. Gill Drew. We asked Ines for a little bit of background on why she chose to lead this project;
“Having completed my undergraduate in Mining Engineering and after a brief period working for an international company, I realised the importance and influence that environmental management has, not only on an organisation but also to the planet.
To have the opportunity to develop my thesis with AvISO Consultancy will accomplish my expectation about how the environment could be managed. From this project, I would like to learn the benefit and difficulties that organisations face when trying to gain accreditation as well as to improve my knowledge of ISO Standards. This experience will also provide me with an insight into the consultancy sector, where I would like to develop my future working life.”

Posted on: 19/06/2018   Categories: Environmental

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