Emrill, the facilities management company achieved the upgraded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification standards following a vigorous six-month conformity and verification process. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the ISO standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
On the other hand, ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system and is intended for use by organisations seeking to manage their environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. Intended outcomes of an environmental management system include: enhancement of environmental performance; fulfillment of compliance obligations and achievement of environmental objectives. Besides, the revised ISO certifications – carrying the new 2015 suffix – will now require senior management to be more involved in the certification process and to take more responsibility for the effectiveness of the overall quality management system. The revised 2015 versions pay more attention to risk management, stakeholder involvement, context of the organisation, quality management systems and aligns better with the needs of senior management.