ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
ISO 9001 is an international standard on Quality Management Systems based on quality management principles given as below to help improve organization’s performance.
› Customer focus
› Engagement of People
› Process approach
› Evidence-based decision-making
› Relationship management
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 14001 is an international standard on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that assists organizations in identifying, prioritizing and managing their environmental risks as part of normal business practices.
The standard requires organizations to commit to protect environment, prevent pollution and minimize waste & maintain continual improvement as part of the management business cycle.
EMS certification assures full compliance towards its own environmental policy, both internally and externally. It demonstrates organization’s commitment towards providing all resources required to control and reduce the environmental impacts of the organization’s products, services and activities.
OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 is a technical specification related to occupational health and safety management systems.
OHSAS 18001 enables an organization to determine and control its risks and improve occupational health and safety performance. It promotes a safe and healthy working environment and provides the vehicle for companies to meet their health and safety obligations efficiently.
OHSAS 18001 certification enhances the organization’s reputation in occupational health and safety. In addition, it signifies legal and regulatory compliance which potentially reduces the number of accidents, downtime and associated cost to the organization.
Transition from BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has officially published ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems on 12th March 2018. ISO 45001:2018 will replace the current OHSAS 18001:2007 that is currently widely implemented by organizations worldwide. The transition period for ISO 45001:2018 is required three years from 12th March 2018 till 11th March 2021. Therefore, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 shall cease as of 12th March 2021.
ISO 45001:2018 enables an organization to determine and control its risks and improve occupational health and safety performance. Which enable companies to promote a safe and healthy working environment and provides the guideline for companies to meet their health and safety obligations efficiently.
ISO 45001:2018 certification enhances occupational health and safety in an organisation, by signifying the legal and regulatory compliance which potentially reduces the risk of accidents, downtime and related costs to the organization.
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCM) is an international standard that helps organizations be ready and able to respond to unforeseen and disruptive situations. ISO 22301 also enables organizations to mitigate potential losses, minimize corporate risk and take a quick, efficient, and coordinated approach in times of crisis.
Benefiting from the fundamentals of risk management, organizations will have to ensure that risks are identified and minimized. The processes to be covered by emergency planning and the corresponding recovery plans will need to be defined. Organizations must then evaluate all measures in terms of costs and benefits to ensure proper reaction on the part of the organization.
By implementing ISO 22301, organizations can be prepared for the event that should any of the processes, services or system operated activities are impaired or fail completely, actions are identified and executed accordingly to the predefined emergency and recovery plans. This allows the organization to resume productive operations as quickly as possible.
The requirements specified in ISO 22301 are intended to be applicable to all organizations, or parts thereof, regardless of type, size and nature of the organization. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization’s operating environment and complexity.