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The ISO QSL Good Egg Awards returned for its seventh year to support Worcester Foodbank, receiving an outstanding 160 nominations, surpassing all previous records.

The ISO has amended several management standards to include two new statements emphasising climate change considerations. These amendments will also be included in any standards currently in development or revision. These changes highlight the importance of recognising climate change as a relevant issue within an organisational context and considering the climate-related requirements of interested parties.  

The new BS EN 15713:2023 has been published.  Here’s everything you need to know about the changes and how to transition from BS EN 15713:2009.

It’s that time of the year again – an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of your colleagues through our Good Egg Awards.

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Adopting ISO 27001 demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding stakeholders’ information and enhancing data privacy, here’s how:

The surge in energy prices, inflation, and a challenging cost of living situation is making it increasingly difficult for people to provide meals for their families. In light of this, we have once again initiated a campaign to assist in feeding more families this Christmas. And with the generous support of local businesses, our Bingo Box campaign has garnered an overwhelming response!

World leaders have reached a new agreement to tackle climate change at COP28.  Here’s what you need to know:

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With 3 in 4 adults reportedly ‘feeling worried about climate change’, here are five ways you can support climate anxiety in your employees.

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Why does COP28 matter, and how might it influence the future of your business? Find out more here…

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ISO 9001 is known for boosting stakeholder confidence and providing a competitive edge.  Thanks to its strong reputation, stakeholders know that those who operate to the internationally recognised standard are dedicated to meeting and exceeding customer expectations by delivering high-quality products and services.  Here are five examples of how ISO 9001 will give you a competitor advantage:

ISO 27001

ISO 27001:2022 is a year old! Here’s everything you need to know about the Standard and the steps to take to complete your transition!

In this guest article with Duncan Sutcliffe from Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers, we look at why brokers are talking about cyber and data insurance, and the growth in demand for cyber security and information security standards like ISO 27001.

Understand the differences between these two well-known certifications: Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001 Information Security.

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Bingo Box challenge for the 6th time! Foodbanks, the lifelines for countless families, are grappling with unprecedented demand, leaving their shelves empty and their resources stretched thin.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The days of checking bins have gone! Find out how ISO 14001 has changed with the times.

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In the dynamic landscape of modern business, organisations are constantly seeking ways to enhance operational efficiency, quality, and management practices. A powerful strategy that has gained traction is the implementation of multiple ISO standards.

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Implementing multiple ISO standards may seem daunting, but the Annex SL framework simplifies this process significantly. So, what is the Annex SL Structure, and what benefits does it bring organisations who want to implement multiple standards?

In the competitive landscape, achieving and maintaining excellence isn’t just an aspiration—it’s a necessity. One powerful tool that organisations employ to establish their commitment to quality and continuous improvement is the ISO 9001 standard and at the heart of it lies a crucial element that has the potential to reshape how businesses function: its focus on customer satisfaction.

In the wake of recent personal data breaches by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Norfolk and Suffolk Police, it has highlighted the importance of implementing robust measures to protect personal information, especially when the data is sensitive.

For any business to survive, continual improvement is vital.  However, we all know that improvements can be costly.  Deciding on the right way to spend any budget you do have can be difficult including new equipment, extra staff or training existing staff to name but a few.  In this article, we look at why ISO 9001 can be a big boost to any business and why we believe it is the best way to ensure continual improvement for your business.

Implementing new initiatives in a business can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to going green. But fear not! Here are our top tips for engaging your employees and boosting your green credentials:

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The urgency to protect our planet has never been more apparent. Every day, the news highlights the devastating impact that our actions have on the environment. As businesses, we must take responsibility and reduce our environmental footprint. But where do we begin? Here are some actionable ideas to kick-start your eco-friendly journey:

Have you thought about how implementing the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard could help save your business money? Here we outline some of the savings to be made.

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There’s been a lot of discussion regarding the ISO certifications that concentrate on the eco-friendly nature of a business, namely the ISO 14001 (Environmental Management). Initially it may seem as though ISO certification and going green are unrelated yet when we delve a little deeper we can identify why they are so intrinsically entwined.