When it comes to saving the planet, research has found that if we all made one small change and stuck to it, the world would be in much better shape. But it’s not just how we act at home, but how big companies and brands act too. The vast majority of companies have made huge strides in reducing their negative impact on the environment and the earth’s resources. But what are these changes?
The release of the updated ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) meant fundamental changes to the role that senior or the top management of a company plays in this important strand of business.
Section 5 of this ISO specifically relates to ‘leadership and commitment’ and although it lays down several key functions of management, the discussion extends further than what is written on paper.
So, what do you need to know about ISO 14001:2015 as a manager?
These are uncertain times for businesses all across the UK, with no industry or sector untouched. On one hand, there are calls for a second referendum, the result so close between leaving and staying in the EU.
ISOs are updated from time to time and to give companies and organisations chance to ‘upgrade’, there is a span of time between the current standard and the new one. In 2018, there is a deadline for two ISO ‘upgrades’ – the environmental management ISO 14001:2015 and the quality management system standard, ISO 9001: 2015. [Read more…]
International Standard Organisation (ISO) accreditation is there to help businesses show their customers, trade partners, stakeholders and competitors that they are a powerful force in a crowded marketplace.
They show that your business meets key requirements, complying with guidelines and ideals that ensure no matter who buys from you, and when, they get a quality service and product. [Read more…]
Resolutions are a chance to commit to doing something better, whether that is a personal or business commitment. But with the majority of resolutions doomed to failure in the first week of the New Year, how can you commit and promise to make a change that doesn’t fall flat by the end of January? [Read more…]