What is ISO Standard?
Benefits of ISO Standards
ISO International Standards help businesses of any size and sector reduce costs, increase productivity, and access new markets.
QMS to help work more efficiently and reduce product failures.
EMS to help reduce environmental impacts, reduce waste, and be more sustainable
Food Safety Management
FSMS to help prevent food from being contaminated
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ISO 9001 QMS
Becoming certified to ISO 9001:2015 can provide many benefits, both for your organisation and your customers.
BENEFITS OF ISO 9001 FOR YOUR ORGANISATION:
- Increased efficiency – Implement processes and procedures which are based on a quality focus.
- Increased revenue – win more contracts and tenders, whilst streamlining your processes and identifying opportunities for cost savings.
- Greater employee morale – by ensuring that all employees are working to one agenda you can reduce errors and increase productivity.
- International recognition – recognised in approximately 188 countries, ISO 9001 can help you to access international trade.
- Factual approach to decision making – ensure the business decisions you make are beneficial long term by basing them on facts.
- Better supplier relationships – business has credibility through the reputation of ISO 9001, providing suppliers with greater confidence in what you do.
- Improved record keeping – as with any management system, ISO 9001 ensures you document your processes from start to finish. Helping you to handle customer complaints and improve process efficiency.
- Improved customer satisfaction – ensure you have a feedback system in place which will help you to understand your customers’ needs, identify areas for improvement and reduce wasted resources.
- Continuous improvement – using non-conformity reporting and trend analysis, you can spot areas for improvement and stay ahead of the competition.
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
ISO 14001:2015 Adventages
- Demonstrate compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements
- Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees
- Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication
- Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management
- Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs
- Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization’s business systems
ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management Systems
An effective food safety management system (FSMS) reinforces an organization’s control on food safety hazards and ensures that its products are safe for consumption. Published jointly by ISO and UNIDO, this handbook provides a practical approach and a wide range of information to develop, document, implement and maintain a robust FSMS according to ISO 22000:2018.
Advantages ISO 22000:2018 FSMS
Improve food safety by reducing risks and following the Codex HACCP Principles.
By becoming ISO 22000 certified, you will demonstrate your commitment to food safety to customers and other stakeholders. You will also introduce internationally recognised Food Safety Management processes into your business that will strengthen your risk management controls, and improve transparency and accountability. This will enhance your brand’s reputation, which in turn will give you a competitive advantage and help you win new business.
Here are the top benefits of using the ISO 22000 framework:
- Embed internationally recognised Food Safety Management processes in your business
- Strengthen risk management controls across your food supply chain
- Improve the confidence of customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the safety of your food and your ability to reduce health risks
- Improve transparency and accountability in your organisation by clarifying responsibilities
- Help you optimise and update your systems through a process of continuous improvement, so they remain effective
- Reassure your management team that the organisation has robust and effective food safety procedures across its supply chain
- Ensure your entire food supply chain has robust controls that prevent the introduction of hazardous materials and contamination
ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health & Safety management Systems
What are the benefits of ISO 45001 Certification?
- Positions your business as industry leaders: By implementing the most up-to-date occupational health and safety standard, your organisation will be seen as an elite category of business, and be internationally recognised. It is a level of excellence that is acknowledged worldwide and will help to set you apart from your competitors.
- Increases trust: By demonstrating that you are actively facilitating continuous improvement of your employees’ morale, safety and performance, it will enable people to trust you and hold you socially accountable for your staff’s well-being. Being transparent and promoting your corporate social responsibility efforts can have a huge impact on how the public, your future employees and prospective clients perceive your business.
- Consistency means efficiency: ISO 45001 creates an organisation built around best practice. This is then mirrored across the company and sets a standard for managing risks. Having a strong, consistent standard means that the organisation is more efficient across the board.
- Lowers insurance premiums: By simply implementing ISO 45001, it provides a platform to attract lower insurance premiums as it proves the organisation is performing strong due diligence in managing and protecting their employees.
- Improves individual safety as well as organisational: ISO 45001 has been widely anticipated by the global business community because it addresses the personal health and safety risks to the individual of any process or use of machinery within an organisation. This relates both to their mental health and physical safety within your workplace.
- Improves managerial oversight: This particular ISO ensures responsibility and ownership lies with safety management personnel or top level management. By having the involvement of top leadership and a clearly communicated process for identifying hazards, the occupational health and safety of employees is continually improved over time.
- Preventative risk and hazard assessment: Implementing ISO 45001 helps your organisation prevent risks as opposed to reacting to them once they are detected by others. The internal auditing system provides an ‘early warning system’ to help you spot potential threats to health and safety.
- Increases return on investment (ROI): There are various ways that ISO 45001 will provide ROI for your organisation. By implementing ISO 45001, the efficiency of your staff improves, whilst workplace injury reduces. This means your productivity levels can be improved significantly across the board. This improvement in productivity and general employee safety can have a positive impact on the insurance premiums for your organisation. A by-product of this is that work-related insurance claims decrease and further improve the cost of insurance for the business.
- Occupational focus: The focus is primarily on the employees physical and mental well-being at work as opposed to the quality management of the workplace systems and tools that are used. This is an important factor to recognise when looking to implement ISO 45001 into your organisation, as it improves staff morale, which has a significant impact on staff turnover and retention rates.
- Deals with risk and opportunities: Fundamentally, it deals with both the risk and opportunities whereas OHSAS 18001 and previous standards primarily deal with the risks presented by an organisation.