Tag: 50000

19

Feb2016
Certification International is proud to announce that it has been awarded ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management accreditation with UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). The ISO 50001 energy management standard is a proven framework for organizations and facilities (both industrial and commercial) to manage energy, including all aspects of energy procurement and use. ... Read More

26

Sep2011
Not so long ago careers seemed so straightforward. We found a job, went to work, undertook some training, did our job as well as we could and then we went home.  In those misty eyed nostalgic days we did not have to worry about corporate targets, annual assessments, metric-driven incentives ... Read More

12

Sep2011
There are few managers in organisations that do not recognise the importance of maintaining and improving quality. One of the perceived barriers to implementing quality processes though is the cost. When it comes to making decisions most managers will speak in terms of money so the ‘cost of quality’ is ... Read More

25

Aug2011
Education is not always the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about Quality and Business Certification but in the wider context attitudes to quality can start manifesting from a relatively young age. Today’s primary school students are tomorrow’s business leaders and we sometimes forget how crucially important the quality ... Read More

11

Aug2011
One of the most important elements that defines a successful business is the quality of its corporate strategy. Get the strategy wrong and the business can fail very quickly but get it right and a business can flourish and become profitable very quickly. So when we think about quality in the ... Read More

28

Jul2011
It seems that every commercial enterprise these days is a ‘brand’. But brands have developed far beyond being about things like our favourite baked beans or cornflakes - now they’re also about the supermarket that sells them. Take Tesco, Waitrose or Lidl for example; each has its own distinct identity. ... Read More

14

Jul2011
Since the dawn of the IT industry in the early fifties fixing software systems failures has taken up almost as much time as developing software in the first place. Well meaning programmers have created their beloved code with the same passion as artists or sculptors creating their own ‘masterpieces’ and ... Read More

27

Jun2011
Instilling a ‘quality culture’ in any organisation will always be a challenge. In today’s recession-battered, lean, mean organisations the drive for profitability - at a time when margins are squeezed and competitive pressures are high - tends to sometimes marginalise the need for consistent quality. So how do overstretched executives ensure ... Read More

13

Jun2011
When you work in the ‘standards’ business it is sometimes easy to forget that for many people getting to grips with the nitty gritty detail of new standards and the implications of new legislation is no easy matter. The reality is, of course, that meeting the demands of new and changing ... Read More

19

May2011
Certification is a strange thing. The connotations of the word seem to be different depending on who you are speaking to. For some it simply means another word for ‘audit’ with all the ‘baggage’ that the word audit implies. For others it ... Read More