Achieving certification for both of these standards requires a full audit of your business.
Existing processes are reviewed with a view to streamlining and documenting them. Legislation is considered to ensure that your business is meeting any relevant compliance requirements. How the staff are looked after, engaged with and managed is also key. Finally, how your business is managed is reviewed – how does the business assess risk, set objectives, report against KPIs and effectively monitor and review its actions and performance.
In addition to this each standard has other specific areas of the business that it covers.
The ISO9001 standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the approach to process development and implementation and having a robust continuous improvement culture.
The ISO14001 standard is based on assessing a businesses’ impact upon the environment, how it analyses this impact and what it does to mitigate it. It reviews sustainability and any initiatives your organisation takes to improve environmental impact. Essential in today’s business world.
SGConsultancy will expertly audit where your business currently is against the standards and then work with you to ensure you have everything in place to be ready for the external audit… and we will be there on audit day to support you and ensure the auditor gets everything they need to carry out their assessment.