How an ISO Certification Can Help You Drive Sales

How an ISO Certification Can Help You Drive Sales

Whether you are running a small mom-and-pop shop, a startup company or a global corporation, obtaining ISO certification as a business can have countless benefits, ranging from saving the company money and employee time to improving efficiency and customer service....

Tips on transitioning to ISO 9001

Tips on transitioning to ISO 9001

With the September 2018 deadline for the transition to ISO 9001:2015 approaching, companies are coming into the home stretch and are quickly running out of time to update their quality management systems. The upcoming deadline also represents an end date for the...

What is a Surveillance Audit?

What is a Surveillance Audit?

After careful planning and diligent preparation, an organization is ready to achieve the goal of ISO certification. A certification body sends an auditor to verify that the organization’s management system is in place along with all necessary components:...

How Can Startups Benefit from ISO 14001?

How Can Startups Benefit from ISO 14001?

Anyone who has ever been involved in a startup knows first-hand what a demanding endeavor it is. Everyone puts in extra hours and handles a wide variety of responsibilities, often on a minimal budget and an ambitious schedule. Members may acknowledge the importance of...

How to Get Ready for an Internal Audit

How to Get Ready for an Internal Audit

In many organizations, audits have a negative connotation. Some view them as box-checking busy-work, while others fear that the auditor is trying to ‘catch’ them in some form of non-compliance. In reality, an ISO 14001 internal audit presents a genuine opportunity for...

A Brief History of ISO Standards

A Brief History of ISO Standards

When parameters and standards are not clear, it can be difficult for countries and businesses to work with each other to determine what is fair. When it comes to standards and setting standards, the more guidelines there are to follow, the more transparent, reliable,...

Overcoming the Hurdles of ISO 14001 Implementation

Overcoming the Hurdles of ISO 14001 Implementation

No one familiar with ISO 14001 standards would doubt the value of implementing them in public or private sector organizations.  After all, an Environmental Management System (EMS) has been shown to reduce waste and make more efficient use of existing resources....

Why Hire a Consultant for AS9100?

Why Hire a Consultant for AS9100?

To Hire or Not to Hire: That is the Question So your company needs to take the next step up and make some changes to ensure that you fit into all the guidelines in the latest revision. There are lots of changes made in each new revision and it is key that you stay on...

Keeping Your Business Ahead of the Competition

Keeping Your Business Ahead of the Competition

The business world is not at all a forgiving bunch. Any slip up in your business is an opportunity for your rival to overtake you and put you to the ground. As such, for your business to stay afloat and even ahead of the competition, you need to ensure that your...