September 2016

First Past the Post in New Standards


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Eunomia has been recommended to register as one of the first, along with a group of other companies in the UK, to gain ISO standards using the new 2015 regulations after successfully passing a three yearly recertification audit.

Assessors visited Eunomia’s head office in Bristol to review project work and interview consultants, before reporting that the consultancy has retained and upgraded both ISO standards, ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).

Eunomia has successfully retained its certification since 2010.

Senior Consultant at Eunomia Ian Cessford, who oversees systems, processes and quality control in the consultancy pioneered the 2015 updates, two years before the old standards expire.

Commenting on the importance of the standards, Ian said:

“ISO certification gives assurance to our clients that service quality and environmental improvement are a permanent and integral part of our business. The 2015 upgrade requires further integration and commitment from our leadership team, which we were able to fully demonstrate. The auditor found that Eunomia is ‘very client focused’ and has ‘adapted well to both of the new ISO standards’.

“Our commitment to continual improvement through the application of the ISO standards highlights our status as industry leaders with robust internal systems in place to meet client expectations and to minimise environmental impact.”

ISO 9001 governs the minimum standards for quality management systems (QMS) to provide high quality products and services that consistently meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders.

ISO 14001 sets out the minimum criteria for an environmental management system (EMS) that ensures organisations consistently and permanently minimise their environmental impact.