January, 2010 Newsletter Articles

ISO 14001 Outcomes

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The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have issued a joint statement on the outcomes to be expected as a result of accredited certification to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. The expected ISO 14001 outcomes are: (from the perspective of the organization’s customers) “For the defined certification scope, an organization with a certified environmental management system is managing its interactions with the environment and is demonstrating its commitment to: A....

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EMS Pays for Itself

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By Don Dickerson, PE Environmental Engineer Whittington & Associates To talk of money, we must begin with its companion: risk. Risk is whatever affects the prosperity of your organization and by extension, you. Even profit itself arises from risk, being a reward to you and your company for the risk you continue to bear in order to remain in business. In particular, the success of your company depends on how well it manages risk, a word virtually interchangeable with relationships. In fact, every new relationship serves to add more...

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ISO 9001 Outcomes

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The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have issued a joint statement on the outcomes to be expected as a result of accredited certification to the ISO 9001 quality standard. The expected ISO 9001 outcomes are:  (from the perspective of the organization’s customers) “For the defined certification scope, an organization with a certified quality management system consistently provides products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements,...

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ISO Certificate Survey

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The recently issued ISO Survey 2008 reveals that ISO management system certificates are held in 176 countries, demonstrating that the international standards have become essential tools of the world economy. The survey results are summarized below for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and ISO 27001. ISO 9001:2000/2008 (Quality Management Systems)  By the end of December 2008, at least 982,832 ISO 9001 certificates had been issued in 176 countries and economies. The 2008 total represents an increase of 31,346 (+3 %) over 2007....

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Risk Management

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ISO 31000:2009, Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines, can be used by any public, private, or community enterprise, association, group, or individual. It is not specific to any industry or sector. ISO 31000 can be applied throughout the life of an organization, and to a wide range of activities, including strategies and decisions, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services, and assets. It can be applied to any type of risk, whatever its nature, whether having positive or negative consequences. Although ISO...

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