Total Waste Removal is a provider of waste/rubbish removal services to Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We have worked with Total Waste Removal before, helping them achieve their ISO 9001 certification in 2018. They recently contacted the ISO Accelerator team again to enquire about getting their ISO 14001 certification, and we were only too delighted to help!

What is ISO 14001 certification?

ISO 14001 is an international standard that demonstrates that a company is working to particular environmental standards. To do this, it lays out a framework that a company, like Total Waste Removal, can follow. Many companies opt to integrate this standard into their existing ISO 9001 standard to help them complete organisational goals. 

How will it impact their business?

With this valuable environmental certification under their belts, Total Waste Removal are far more likely to win bigger, more high-profile jobs with blue chip clients who deal with high quality and widely accepted products and services! It was a pleasure to work with Total Waste Removal again to help them achieve this.

If ISO 14001 certification would be beneficial to your business, don't hesitate to get in touch. Simply fill in our online application form and our team will be in touch!

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USA football

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s official – England have been knocked out of the Women’s World Cup by the USA.

In the wake of the final whistle, the Lionesses have been left to lick their wounds while the Stars & Stripes are set to wave the star-spangled banner all the way into the Women’s World Cup Final.

While this may seem like a transatlantic tragedy to footy fans across England, it’s undoubtedly an impressive feat for the USA.

However, the good ol’ US of A does have a consolation prize to offer us Brits and it comes in the form online QMS accreditation.

Land of Opportunity

For the US team, Sunday marks the third consecutive time they have reached the World Cup Final, while the victory over England brings their undefeated streak to an impressive tally of 11.

There’s no doubt about it, the USA surely does stand for “The Land of Opportunity” with opportunity knocking pretty loudly this Sunday.

But you don’t have to wait until Sunday to grab your opportunity for American success. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the computer!

Hit the gas and accelerate your journey to accreditation now by signing up for USAS-accredited certification at the touch of a button!

God Bless Accreditors

Through ISO Accelerator, SMEs of 25 employees or less can gain the globally-recognised ISO9001 QMS accreditation quickly and economically with minimal fuss and bother.

By-passing what can often be a lengthy, laborious endeavour, ISO Accelerator has teamed with Florida-based USAS to offer accredited ISO certification online, using up to the minute communications methods and processes.

Better still, online accreditation through ISO Accelerator can also save you time and money, eliminating the need for facility visit from a third-party auditor and cutting certification time down considerably.

What are you waiting for? Complete our online application form now and kick-off your journey to USAS-accredited glory.

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Whether you’re involved with a SME or a large-scale organisation, maintaining a level of service that’s consistently high for your customer/client base is vital in achieving improved or continued success year after year.

For distributors, this ethos is no different, and both quality and consistency can be the key ingredients for successful relationships and a thriving business.

Attaining ISO certification can be a fantastic way to streamline and optimise your business, improving a number of aspects of your business for enhanced customer satisfaction.

ISO Certification for Distribution Businesses

The distribution channel can have many links, involving a number of processes, stages and players at each level. As such, distributors and distribution businesses can benefit greatly from ISO certification.

Streamlining your business can not only increase performance and enhance the customer/client experience, but also save your business money along the way.
Cutting out an inessential part of the equation can be extremely rewarding and cost-effective, ultimately increasing revenue as well as performance.

ISO certification can do just that. ISO 9001 is the globally-recognised standard for quality management systems and achieving this will ensure your QMS is fit for purpose.

As an internationally-recognised accreditation, attaining ISO certification also adds credence to your business and professional credibility to your services, both nationally and internationally.

Why Choose ISO Accelerator?

Attaining ISO 9001 certification can be a costly, laborious and drawn-out process. In the world of business, time is money, and certification can be a drain on resources, both physical and financial.

Luckily, ISO Accelerator can get you on the fast track to ISO 9001 accreditation. As our name suggests, ISO Accelerator is the perfect way to gain ISO accreditation in a quick and cost-effective manner. With ISO Accelerator, you can achieve ISO 9001 certification online using our USAS-accredited self-certification process.

ISO 9001 is an international standard, and businesses across the world can gain certification via ISO Accelerator. Best of all, we can also save you money, notably by removing the need for a site visit from a third-party auditor.

Fast and economical, ISO Accelerator is the perfect way to get your business ISO certified. To find out more, call today on 01308 302010 or click below to get in touch online.

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While it may seem like every topic under the sun has its own designated day – from World Pasta Day to Squirrel Appreciation Day – it’s amazing that there are any days left over for topics of genuine importance. Luckily, there are and 9 June 2019 is one of them – World Accreditation Day!

What is World Accreditation Day?

This month, people around the world can soak up the certificatory goodness of World Accreditation Day on 9 June. While this may seem to be a tad niche for those outside the industry, it’s undoubtedly more beneficial than something like World Hat Day!

Regardless of its specialist slant, for those in the business of supply chains or procurement activities, it’s undoubtedly a day of notable significance and a chance to spread the word of the importance of accreditation.

A global initiative, World Accreditation Day is backed by Accreditation bodies from all over the world and set to be quite the fixture, promoting the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards.

What to Expect from World Accreditation Day

National events are set to take place across the world in celebration of World Accreditation Day, with seminars and workshops taking place in key cities internationally.

Increased press and media coverage are also expected, helping to spread the word of how accreditation can not only help support businesses, government and regulators, but also how it can help shape the world for the better.

The Theme of World Accreditation Day 2019

The theme of this year’s WAD is “Adding Value to Supply Chains”, highlighting the importance and benefits of accreditation in the supply chain, notably the positive effects it has on supporting free trade, regulatory approval process and confidence in the supply chain across the globe.

With goods sourced from around the world, the significance of delivering confidence in supply chains is all the more important – making accreditation a fundamental component. Expect this ethos to be explored in depth, through a variety of educational mediums and interactive engagement.

Take Part in World Accreditation Day

With World Accreditation Day right around the corner, why not use the global celebration as a motivator to get your business on the right track? In fact, why not get it on the fast-track with ISO Accelerator?

You can sign up to ISO Accelerator online and get accredited certification that’s both quick and cost-effective. Our online process is supported and accredited by the USAS, using up-to-date communication methods that can save you both time and money.

Why wait for accredited certification? Take part in the World Accreditation Day festivities and do your business a real service by signing up for ISO Accelerator today!

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Principles of Quality Management

There are 8 quality management principles (developed by the ISO/TC 176) upon which ISO 9001 certification is built. These principles, when followed properly, help organisations to improve their quality management systems and overall business relationships.

Let’s take a closer look at the 8 principles of quality management:

  • Customer Focus - This principle covers customer needs and customer services. It stresses that businesses should strive to understand their customers & go above and beyond their expectations.

  • Leadership - Leadership is an integral part of any business. Without properly-defined leadership goals and objectives, a business will struggle to run smoothly.

  • People Involvement - The third principle focuses on efficiency and effectiveness of staff. You can build stakeholder confidence by optimising performance, managing processes and using business resources wisely.

  • Process Approach - This principle is about efficiency, effectiveness and consistency. Having a good approach to your processes helps to speed up activities, reduce costs and eliminate waste.

  • Systematic Approach to Management - ISO defines this principle as “identifying, understanding and managing interrelated processes as a system contributes to the organisation’s effectiveness and efficiency in achieving its objectives”.

  • Continual Improvement - This has to be be an active business objective; businesses should embrace new opportunities and adapt to new market situations.

  • Factual Approach to Decision Making - Making a decision based on data and analysis is logical, but in the current climate, most workplace decisions are made in a rush. This principle helps to make sure decisions are made with consideration and clarity.

  • Mutually-Benefical Supplier Relations - The final principle deals with supply chains and promotes healthy relationships between a business and its distributors. Building a strong supplier relationship encourages productivity.

If you're interested in gaining ISO 9001 certification for your organisation, ISO Accelerator can help you to do it quickly and with minimal hassle. Get in touch today to find out more.

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Dataweigh Systems Limited, based in Yeovil, UK, are a company that specialises in designing and supplying POS touch screen systems to businesses and organisation all over the country, spanning a range of industries and sectors including farming, hairdressing and retail. With sufficient procedures and processes already well-established within the company, Dataweigh Systems approached us at ISO Accelerator, eager to achieve ISO certification in order to establish and show their desire and dedication to quality to their extensive customer base.

Without hesitation, we were able to assist Dataweigh in their quest for ISO certification, by helping them speed through the registration process and are pleased to announce that as a result, they are now ISO 9001:2015 certified

Managing Director, Tony Custard, told us that communication throughout the whole process was "clear, precise and with friendly, helpful support when needed." Tony goes on to say that he would "thoroughly recommend our services" - fantastic! 

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Geo- Environmental Recruitment (GER) is a well-established company who specialises in the recruitment of specialist personnel to work offshore in the Oil & Gas, Hydrographic, Telecoms and Marine Renewable industries. They are a huge company who meet the recruitment needs of multinational companies.

They previously had a quality management system in place but felt it was time to upgrade to ISO 9001:2015 certification to meet more of their client’s contractual requirements. They wanted to gain their ISO 9001:2015 certification quickly and efficiently and for a reasonable price. That’s why they contacted us here at ISO Accelerator.

We were able to get them through the certification process quickly and efficiently as requested, and we’re pleased to announce that they now hold ISO 9001:2015 certification!

Here’s what Daniel Cox, director of GER had to say about his ISO Accelerator experience:

Lizzy, the Global Assurance Director at ISO Accelerator, was helpful and prompt in her assistance and within one week we have achieved our accreditation. Our new QMS will definitely improve the way we run our business.

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ISO 9001 certification can be obtained by companies in any industry including software companies. When deciding if ISO 9001 certification is right for your software company you should consider the following:

  • What are your company goals?
  • What are the expectations of your employees?
  • What are the expectations of your clients and prospective clients?

If you want to operate a highly-efficient management system within your company, and if your clients and employees expect a certain standard of management quality then ISO 9001 is the certification for you.

 ISO 9001 standards outline the way that your company should be managed, emphasising a key set of goals, principles and objectives while ISO 9001 certification recognises that your business is meeting these standards.

For many companies, including software companies, implementing ISO 9001 boosts workforce effectiveness and demonstrates to both existing clients and prospective clients that your management system is of exceptional quality.

We think that ISO 9001 certification is great for software companies, and the certification process is simple! Strat your journey towards a globally-recognised, high-quality management system by clicking the button below.

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ISO certification has found its way across every industry and country in the world, so it should come as no surprise that there are over one million companies worldwide that are known to be ISO 9001 certified!

Why is ISO 9001 certification so prevalent?

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) initially targeted manufacturing businesses such as factories in the late 1900s. Since then, the ISO 9001 certification has emerged as a universal Quality Management System (QMS) which can be implemented in any industry, sector or country to ensure that management systems are working to a certain, high-standards.

The ISO 9001 we know today can be used by any company, large or small and is arguably the most common form of quality standards available worldwide. Its popularity stems from the idea that it is a recognisable and reputable certification to have.

Do you want to join the millions of companies that have got ISO 9001 certified, simply click the button below or give us a call on 01308 302010.

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International ISO 9001

Although we're based in the UK, we at ISO Accelerator have provided ISO certification for organisations in a number of different territories worldwide, including:

  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • Paraguay
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

As you can see, we have a real international presence! If you'd like us to help your company achieve ISO 9001 certification, please get in touch today.

How are we able to work with companies in so many different countries?

Our accelerated certification process is conducted entirely via the web, email and telephone support, allowing for QMS support and audit evidence to be supplied remotely. This approach removes the need for expensive travel and on-site visit costs.

No matter where in the world you're based, we can help you to gain ISO 9001 certification in the shortest possible time frame. Use the links below to find out more!

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