In a bid to reduce costs and duplication of effort, provide better value for money or a more robust service , many local authorities are considering entering – or have already entered – into joint working arrangements with other councils or the private sector.
ISO 9001-2008 and Advanced Systems Assurance — Already Certified
Help and Support for Organisations With ISO 9001 Certification
Touchstone Renard can provide friendly, professional and flexible support to organisations that have already achieved ISO 9001 certification to help manage and maintain their Quality Management Systems. The ISO 9001:2000 standard was amended in 2008 and is now known as ISO 9001-2008. Further details about the amendments are set out below.
For Organisations That Are Aiming For More Than One Management Standard
Gradually, over recent years, the wording of management standards has been amended by the International Standards Organisation so that different standards have more features in common with one another. It has therefore become easier to integrate management procedures to the requirements of two or more standards, while still achieving separate certification to each standard.
Investors in People (IiP) is a national standard supported by the UK Department for Education & Skills, that provides a tool in the form of a good practice framework. This enables any type of organisation to improve its performance through the better management and development of its people, linking their aims, aspirations and objectives with its business plans.