ISO International Standards

Episode 6 | Challenges: Process

Are international standards important for your company or your partners?  In this sixth episode, Jim and I discuss ISO and the impact of ISO on his company.  We discuss the specific standards of ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) & OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety).

Fun Facts: ISO, the International Organization of Standards, has 3 official languages (English, French & Russian).  ISO is derived from the Greek isos, meaning equal.  The International Organization for Standards is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and is associated with the United Nations.

Should you hire an outside consultant to outline a plan and help you along the process?

What can ISO do for your business culture?

Every company is going to be different, but Jim discusses his annual cost of ISO renewal and the amount of time that his staff spends on ISO per week.

How does the ISO champion interact with other employees?

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