Implementing and maintaining a Quality Management System for your organization can be challenging. Substantial resources are required to both ensure your company is ready for ISO 9001 certification, and to maintain that certification. Strategies For The Environment experience in Training, Consulting, and Auditing quality management systems provides our clients with the right skills at the right time, and at a reasonable price.
Our cost-effective solutions are highly specific to each client, ensuring you get the best possible value from our work. Need an extra set of hands for your internal audit? Strategies For The Environment brings the experience and expertise to hit the ground running. Don’t have full-time audit staff? Tap into our extensive knowledge of best practices to conduct a thorough audit.
From start to finish, Strategies For The Environment can help you implement and maintain an ISO 9001 quality management system. Our services include:
Basic Readiness: For companies just thinking about implementing a quality management system. Our consulting engagement focuses on Gap Analysis to identify the areas will require the most amount of attention to meet the defined standards for certification.
Awareness: Past clients have found our Training services instrumental in attaining the high level of organizational commitment required for success. Courses are specifically designed to get you and your entire team prepared for implementing the ISO 9001 standards.
Understanding the ISO Framework: Custom curricula is created for each client to help train management and staff on the details of the ISO 9001 framework and compliance requirements.
Implementation: Our unique approach lets you take advantage of our Consulting expertise when and where you need it most. Whether you need consulting from beginning to end, or in selected stages, we help you implement a quality management system effectively.
Integration: Already have an Environmental or Health & Safety management system in place? We can help you integrate the ISO 9001 component into your existing systems.
Auditing: Whether you are looking for an 3rd-party evaluation, or have internal staff to conduct the audit, Strategies For The Environment can help ensure you remain compliant. We can teach your internal team the intricacies of the ISO 9001 audit, or one of our seasoned professionals can conduct it for you.
What is ISO 9001?
The ISO 9001 standard provide a proven framework for a systematic approach to managing an organization’s processes to produce quality products that meet customer expectations. It represents an international consensus on good quality management systems and practices, regardless of the size of the organization, or its industry.
You may have heard your suppliers refer to themselves as “ISO 9001 certified”. This normally means that they have a Quality Management System (QMS) in place that meets the requirements for ISO certification.
In practical terms, it means your supplier has implemented a systematic approach to quality management, and is operating its business to ensure that customer needs are clearly understood, agreed and fulfilled. ISO 9001 does not specify requirements for the goods or services themselves – that is up to the customer to define.