June, 2014 Newsletter Articles

ISO 9001:2015, Clause 9.3

Jun 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on ISO 9001:2015, Clause 9.3

This article provides a summary of the Management Review requirements as stated in the recently published Draft International Standard (DIS) version of ISO 9001:2015. The DIS Management Review differences from ISO 9001:2008 are also described. ISO/DIS 9001:2015 Summary 9.3 Management Review 9.3.1 Review the quality management system at planned intervals to ensure a suitable, adequate, and effective system. Plan and carry out management review considering: Status of actions from previous management reviews Changes in external and internal...

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ISO 9001:2015, Clause 9.2

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This article provides a summary of the Internal Audit requirements as stated in the recently published Draft International Standard (DIS) version of ISO 9001:2015. The DIS internal audit differences from ISO 9001:2008 are also identified. ISO/DIS 9001:2015 Summary 9.2 Internal Audit 9.2.1 Conduct internal audits at planned intervals to provide information on whether the quality management system: Conforms to the organization’s own requirements Conforms to the requirements of ISO 9001 Is effectively implemented and maintained 9.2.2 The...

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Standard for Cities

Jun 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Standard for Cities

  A landmark ISO standard outlining key measurements for evaluating a city’s service delivery and quality of life has been published as ISO 37120:2014, “Sustainable development of communities – Indicators for city services and quality of life”. Its use will help city managers, politicians, researchers, business leaders, planners, designers, and other professionals to focus on key issues, and put in place policies for more livable, tolerant, sustainable, resilient, economically attractive, and prosperous cities. Why...

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Publicize Certification

Jun 1, 2014 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Publicize Certification

You are proud of achieving your management system certification and want to communicate your success to the marketplace. And, publicizing your certification may attract additional business. However, be careful how you promote your certification to avoid the pitfalls of false, misleading, or confusing statements. You may end up harming the credibility of your organization. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has issued guidelines on how to correctly publicize your certification. You should follow these guidelines with the...

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