ISO9001: 2015

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Chartered Quality Institute has released a Briefing Note on the 2015 changes to ISO9001.

The Briefing Note is available now at:

ISO9001 Draft Available to Buy

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013


The Committee Draft of the revision of ISO9001 is now available Continue reading “ISO9001 Draft Available to Buy” »

ISO 9001 revision reaches Committee Draft stage

Saturday, July 6th, 2013


ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems – Requirements, has reached the Committee Draft stage of the revision process. Continue reading “ISO 9001 revision reaches Committee Draft stage” »

Non-accredited Certification

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills….

BIS is aware that some Certification Bodies and Certification Body representative associations are concerned at the increase in the number of UK organisations offering non-accredited certification. Continue reading “Non-accredited Certification” »

Does ISO9001 pay?

Friday, October 19th, 2012

International Organisation for Standardisation .. ISO:

In 1987, ISO published the first ISO 9000 series of quality manage- ment standards (QMS). Since then, more than one million organiza- tions in 178 countries have achieved ISO 9001 certification. Continue reading “Does ISO9001 pay?” »

Management makeover -“ New format for future ISO management system standards

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

ISO has just completed work to provide identical structure, text and common terms Continue reading “Management makeover -“ New format for future ISO management system standards” »

ISO9001 & ISO14001 Structure Development

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Chartered Quality Institute:

Work commenced in March 2010 on an ISO standard that was intended to simplify the implementation of multiple management system standards and any associated conformity assessment but it was not intended for certification purposes. Continue reading “ISO9001 & ISO14001 Structure Development” »

Firms urged to take care over accredited certification

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011


Management systems.

Organisations looking for ISO 14001 certification are being warned Continue reading “Firms urged to take care over accredited certification” »

Benefits of ISO14001

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Over 80% of organisations in the UK believe that the ISO14001 environmental management system has improved their reputation, according to a BSI survey. Continue reading “Benefits of ISO14001” »

UKAS Accreditation Awareness Campaign

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The UKAS accreditation awareness campaign is aimed at driving up levels of awareness across Government and all sectors of the economy as a result of continued support from BIS, greater engagement by accredited organisations and stakeholders, and additional internal UKAS resource. Continue reading “UKAS Accreditation Awareness Campaign” »

Health & Safety and Environmental Compliance Climb the Corporate Agenda

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Health & Safety Managers are increasingly seeing Environmental Management (EM) duties becoming a part of their role. Continue reading “Health & Safety and Environmental Compliance Climb the Corporate Agenda” »

ISO standards and World Environment Day

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

International Organisation for Standardisation….

Many ISO International Standards support the objectives of World Environment Day, held every year on 5 June by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which itself participates in developing ISO standards, notably the ISO 14000 family for environmental management. Continue reading “ISO standards and World Environment Day” »

ISO9001 Certifications top one million

Monday, December 6th, 2010

More than one million ISO9001 certifications have been awarded to organisations all over the world according to the latest figures from the International Organisation for Standardisation. Continue reading “ISO9001 Certifications top one million” »

SMEs need more support to go green

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Chartered Quality Institute
Smaller companies are calling on the UK government to provide better support and information to help them go green, according to research. Continue reading “SMEs need more support to go green” »

Conservatives best understand quality

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Quality professionals have voted the Conservatives as the political party with the greatest appreciation of quality principles in the run up to the UK’s general election closely followed by the Liberal Democrats.
A third of quality professionals agreed that the Tory party had the policies that most reflected an understanding of quality in a OW Express poll following the release of the main party manifestos.
The Liberal Democrats, seeming to
benefit from Nick Clegg’s performance
in the first televised leadership debate.
were backed by 27% of those who
responded, leaving the Labour party
trailing in third place with just 16.4% quality professionals supporting them, despite promises to “spread excellence” in their manifesto.
One respondent backing the Conservative party which has pledged to cut “wasteful spending” by £6bn. said, “None of the other parties have a clue about lean management” At the same time. however, a Liberal Democrat supporter argued, “The Tories criticism of targets indicates that they do not understand the basic quality principle of plan-do-check-act.”
More worrying was the number of respondents that believed none of the parties truly understood quality. One said, “Political parties espouse quality principles but that is not reflected by an understanding of proper implementation. Most instances are knee jerk reactions to failure, never from promotion of best practice or excellence.”
Another said, “One important are that the Conservatives do seem to understand is removing the Whitehall staff paid huge salaries to tell the public sector what to do. Getting rid of these people will save the country millions of pounds in salaries and result in bigger savings when public sector managers no longer have to comply with bad ideas.”

Chartered Quality Institute
Quality professionals have voted the Conservatives as the political party with the greatest appreciation of quality principles Continue reading “Conservatives best understand quality” »