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Environmental aspects and impacts register, what is it and how do you create one?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have released its findings in its long-awaited report. The stark conclusion was that every corner of our planet is warming at an unprecedented rate and that this was being brought about largely by human activity.

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ISO 9001 for small businesses: 8 reasons it makes sense

A firm favourite with brands across the globe, ISO 9001 represents a best practice quality management system. Fundamentally a framework to ensure consistent quality, ISO 9001 is chosen by businesses to demonstrate their capacity to provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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Can ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 be combined?

Progressive design management is the art of combining professional decision-making processes with strategies that facilitate innovation and refined production of products, services, communications and environments in a way that helps enhance the quality of life.

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What is Annex SL and why is it important?

To ease the integration of ISO management systems standards, Annex SL is ISO's latest and greatest update, providing a new standardisation of high specification structures.

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What are the best tactics to improve workplace efficiency?

Investing in your employee's health, wealth, and happiness can increase productivity, efficiency and loyalty significantly, thereby benefitting a brand's reputation. Managers can sometimes view socialising in the workplace as a non-essential time-wasting activity, which detracts from scheduled tasks and goals being completed.

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4 Key reasons why your company should adopt ISO 27001

ISO 27001 (formally identified as ISO/IEC 27001:2005) certifies that high-quality risk assessments have been carried out, formalising effective legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation's security processes. A robust framework of policies and procedures which assess the reliability and security of systems and information, successful integration of ISO 27001 systems improve both employee and customer confidence and satisfaction.

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What is ISO 14001 and why is it important?

Promoting environmental systems, the family of ISO 14000 standardises policies, guidelines and objectives in order to implement programmes which promote sustainable and cost-effective processes and techniques.

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What are the 10 clauses of ISO 14001?

Caring for the environment and protecting the planets natural resources is not only the preferred strategy for ethical business, but also the essential course for ethical progress in the field of environmental protection generally. With sustainability at the forefront of public consciousness, ISO 14001 has been developed to set the industry standard for universal Environmental Management Systems (EMS) at an international level.

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Improve your brand's productivity

Effective time management can increase productivity and maximise profitability. Neglecting to evaluate your brand's performance, regularly analysing team efficiencies and unearthing inefficiencies can cost a business its reputation, potentially compromising revenue. Every cog of your businesses operational machine demands focussed attention. 

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Quality management plans - An essential guide: Part 2

Excellence does not happen by accident. To achieve and maintain high standards quality management is imperative. Organising a quality management plan (QMP) helps manage the lifecycle of a project.

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