In order for a company to compete successfully in the market with its goods or services, it must ensure its consistently good quality - it must be constantly evaluated and improved.
The company can independently create its own quality management system, and the main reward for this will be excellent performance and work efficiency, increase in shareholders' profits. However, most companies or organizations implement some of the world-famous standardized quality management systems and certify them with an appropriate certificate.
There are several internationally recognized quality management standards.
ISO 9001: 2015 is the most universal and world-famous standard. Compliance with this standard guarantees customers that the company cares about the quality of their products or services, supporting the quality management system, periodically conducting an independent audit analysis and certifying the effectiveness and efficiency of the system using a certificate.
Implementing and certifying the quality management system:
- Ensure the continued good quality of your goods or services;
- Significantly increase their competitiveness;
- Gain the trust of your customers and partners;
- Improving management and other processes (communication, planning, etc.) in your company;
- Improve cooperation with suppliers and subcontractors;
- Save resources by eliminating errors and unnecessary actions - from the creation of goods or services to delivery.
Get a certificate as an additional marketing tool - internationally recognized quality certification.
The implementation of the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015 does not necessarily mean the creation of a new quality management system. If an enterprise or organization is efficient, effective and professional, this often means documenting existing procedures in accordance with the standard.
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Environmental issues are gaining increasing influence on consumer choices around the world, as well as on regulations that impose various restrictions on economic activity.
More and more consumers around the world are also trying to prove their respect for nature and its resources. Therefore, a company’s prudent attitude toward the environment — the economical use of resources and the rational use of natural resources — often also becomes an important opportunity for marketing and public relations.
Environmental management is the company's ability to demonstrate that it plans and controls its environmental impact during the production and distribution of goods or services. The company's attitude is manifested in the consumption of raw materials, in the selection and use of energy sources, in the application of technologies, in the management of emissions and waste production, as well as in communication solutions, transportation and distribution of products.
The environmental management system means continuous compliance with the requirements of environmental legislation and continuous improvement of the environment.
ISO 14001 is a recognized standard for an environmental management system. Based on the principles of quality management (ISO 9001: 2015), it is universally applicable to the specific requirements of each individual company or organization. This standard will fit well into the management system for the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015, if implemented.
Compliance with this standard is confirmed by the company's management when it develops its environmental policy with clearly defined goals, an action program with a specific management structure, responsibilities and regular training. The company's environmental policy should be reviewed regularly, verified and continuously improved.
The ISO 14001: 2015 standard is suitable for any business, regardless of its size or the products and services offered.
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ISO 45001: 2018 – “Occupational Health and Safety Management System - Requirements and Recommendations for the Application
Issues of occupational safety may seem exaggerated to us - right up to the first accident, which causes negative damage to society, causes material and moral damage. That is why the occupational health and safety system is a very important part of the management of a company that will pay off in a short time.
Implementing a clear and verifiable safety system that meets not only minimum regulatory requirements, allows us to improve the working conditions and safety of our employees by monitoring and reducing potential risks, hazards and damage to employees.
ISO 45001: 2018 was developed as a corporate security management system. Compliance with this standard complements the regulatory requirements in this area. This is a standard that checks and, in case of a positive opinion, a certified management system of labor protection and labor safety in the company. The advantages of an independent third-party audit will make a significant contribution to the prevention of accidents.
The Occupational Health and Safety Management System is ISO 45001: 2018, which for this period will gradually replace the OHSAS 18001: 2007 standard after a three-year transition period.
The main purpose of the standard is to prevent and reduce the number of occupational diseases and injuries.
The implementation of this management system offers such advantages as:
- improving the performance of the company by reducing the number of accidents and incidents;
- improving relations with the public and government agencies;
- less risk of liability;
- improving the image of the company;
- improving working conditions;
- and others.
ISO 45001 was developed using the ISO High Level Structure (HLS), which is common to all new ISO management system standards. This ensures the best compatibility of this standard with other standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, which simplifies the implementation and integration of the management system, providing users with greater value.
Currently both standards are valid, however, given that ISO 45001 has been approved, OHSAS 18001: 2007 will be abolished. This means that if your company has an occupational health and safety management system in accordance with the OHSAS 18001: 2007 standard, then by March 2021 you must ensure its transition to the ISO 45001 standard. To do this, a transitional audit is required to assess the system The management of your company with the requirements of ISO 45001. From March 2021, OHSAS 18001: 2007 will no longer be applied.
It should be noted that if your company is not yet certified in accordance with the OHSAS 18001: 2007 standard, you can do so from March 2019. After that, certification will be possible only in accordance with ISO 45001.
Since 2019, the Certification Authority for Certification Systems SIFAT KAFOLAT SERTIFIKATI offers certification or transitional audits in accordance with ISO 45001.
The ratio between the requirements of the standard OHSAS 18001: 2007 ISO 45001.
Most of the requirements of ISO 45001 are similar to OHSAS 18001: 2007, but some changes that need to be prepared for the transition to ISO 45001 should be considered when moving to a new management standard.
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ISO 22000: 2018 – “Food safety management system - Requirements for organizations participating in the food production chain”
Food safety, their safety and potential danger is a pressing issue for everyone. The consumer must be sure that the food he / she consumes is safe and its origin is known. Thus, at the request of the public, each food business operator should be responsible for food safety and make the prerequisites for assessing one’s own risk in accordance with the standards.
ISO 22000: 2018 is an international food safety management system standard developed using the ISO High Level Structure (HLS). It is common to all new ISO standards and ensures the best compatibility of the ISO 22000 standard with other standards, simplifying the implementation and integration of the management system, providing users with greater value.
ISO 22000 in combination with ISO 9001 (quality management system) and HACCP (critical control points) demonstrate the company's commitment to delivering consumer-friendly food products. This can be applied to any food business, including extraction of raw materials, pre-processing, production, storage, transportation, retail and catering services, as well as packaged food materials and detergents / means.
This standard provides a single rating scheme for the entire industry and offers an internationally recognized system. Since there is a relationship between the requirements of ISO 22000 and ISO 9001, both management systems are easily integrated.
The choice of ISO 22000 certificate will allow:
- Convince the consumer of your commitment to strict food safety regulations;
- Improving communication and mutual understanding in food safety requirements from suppliers of raw materials for food distributors;
- Improved performance;
- Regulatory compliance and improved food safety risk management;
- Promotion of business development by offering new products and fulfilling contractual obligations;
- Удачное сочетание с другими стандартами, такими как ISO 9001, ISO 14001 и HACCP;
- An assessment of the third party HACCP system is given.
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