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Updates for ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 has concluded its revision process and has introduced its final version. This revision process takes place every five years in order to respond to latest trends in the marketplace and determine compatibility with other management systems such as ISO 14001. The final version includes several major changes including: – An increase in risk awareness – A broader approach towards sustainable development – The promotion of ISO 9001:2015 as a valuable tool used toRead more

WHAT IS ISO AUDITING?

The ISO in ISO auditing stands for The International Standards Organization. This organization consists of men and women who set the standards for services and products on an international level. When an organization chooses to adhere to ISO, audits are a minimum requirement. Audits confirm whether or not company’s processes and procedures are in compliance with ISO standards and if it is maintaining a high level of quality, services and product. Audits take place onRead more

What to Expect From an ISO Certification Audit

The ISO or International Organization for Standardization encourages and promotes standardization in the products and services industry. ISO certification indicates you have a management system, service and documentation procedures, a manufacturing process, or quality assurance guidelines that are adhered to, to achieve standardization and quality assurance. This certifications add credibility to your service or product by demonstrating that it meets the expectations of your customers. ISO does not enforce any regulations; it merely certifies thatRead more

How to Choose a Consultant for ISO Certification

Because of the importance of acquiring the ISO certification, it’s not uncommon for a business owner and their representatives to hire a consultant to assist with obtaining it. Therefore, before a company hires a consultant to assist them in this area, it is essential that they do a thorough job in finding the right person for the job. Selecting the best candidate does not have to be a difficult undertaking if the organization knows exactlyRead more

Benefits of ISO Certification for Your Small Business

Small businesses are often tasked with many different challenges. One of the most notable is keeping up to date with specific certifications in the industry that will give their business a competitive edge, while also clearly distinguishing themselves from their competitors. This is why so many small companies are interested in making an investment in the ISO certification and meeting their recurrent requirements. Before a business owner invests time and money in getting their smallRead more

Introducing Article Series related to Environmental, Health and Safety Management System(s)

Thank you for taking your time to read Glenview Group’s web based articles.  These web-based articles are intended to help readers understand the requirements of various management systems and management system requirements.  Glenview Group, Inc. is a consulting firm that specializes in business management system consulting and helping companies achieve certification to various ISO standards and other standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 (ISO 45001), ISO 13485, ISO 17025, Responsible Recycling PracticesRead more

Identifying and Scoring Environmental Aspects for an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

The purpose of this article is to review ISO 14001 requirements for identification and evaluation of organization’s environmental aspects. While the purpose of this article is not necessarily to focus on the ISO 14001: 2015 transition, we do reference ISO 14001: 2015 transition and use the text from the new standard in the discussion of environmental aspects. The ISO 14001: 2015 standard was published September 2015 which means that companies have until either their re-certificationRead more

ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS): “Management” in Management Commitment

By Mike Easterbrook, GlenView Group, Inc. In the corporate world, there are many managers at every level of the organization, however, everyone at the top has a title to distinguish themselves as top management and senior management such as executive vice presidents, C-level positions, V-level positions, and so on.  However, in the “ISO” world, top management, regardless of title, have a commitment under Chapter 5.1 of the standard.  The purpose of this article is toRead more

ISO Management Representative: Key Qualities to Look For.

By Mike Easterbrook, GlenView Group, Inc. No matter if an organization is implementing ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS), ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System, AS 9100C Aviation Quality Management System, ISO 17025 Quality Management System for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, or Responsible Recycling, one common requirement is: Management Representative.  The purpose of this article is to define key qualities of an effective Management Representative using general QMS requirements as the baseline. Management Representative Requirements ClauseRead more

Institute of Recycling Industries (ISRI) Conference

Vancouver, Canada April 21-25, 2015 we attended 2015 Institute of Recycling Industries (ISRI) Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The week was full of great information sessions about the trends in scrap and recycling industries. Friday, April 24thwe attended four sessions focusing on new trends in electronics recycling practices and legal and other requirements as well as RIOS and R2 Certification. GlenView Group, Inc. is excited to continue our involvement with ISRI and RISO including RIOS andRead more

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