ISO 14001 Consulting

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective Environmental Management System. It provides a framework that an organisation can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

This standard should be used by any organisation that wishes to set up, improve, or maintain an environmental management system to conform to its established environmental policy and requirements. The requirements of the standard can be incorporated into any environmental management system, the extent to which is determined by several factors including the organisation’s industry, environmental policy, products and service offerings, and location.

The Standard focuses on the following seven topics;

  1. Context of the organisation
  2. Leadership
  3. Planning
  4. Support
  5. Operation
  6. Performance evaluation
  7. Improvement

ISO 14001 has a number of benefits for organisations including;

  • Improved resource efficiency
  • Reduced waste
  • Cost reduction
  • Provision of assurance that environmental impact is measured
  • Competitive advantages in the supply chain
  • Increased new business opportunities
  • Compliance with legal obligations
  • Increased stakeholder trust
  • Improved environmental footprint
  • Consistency in assessing and managing the environmental impact

How can we help

VERRACORP has capabilities and expertise to consult and implement the requirements of various Standards including ISO 14001.

We can assist in your journey to get your ISO 14001 certification through;

  • Initial Design and Development – ensuring optimal compliance and efficiency
  • Gap Analysis – identifying and understanding improvement opportunities in current practices in terms of compliance to Standards
  • Bit sized and easy to implement action plan
  • Education and training in understanding the requirements
  • Pre-Certification Audits – ensuring compliance ahead of any third-party assessment.

Whatever be your size, scale or industry, we work with you to understand your unique challenges to provide a solution that not only meets ISO 14001 requirements but also adds value to your business.

ISO 17025 Consulting

ISO 17025 is useful for any organisation that performs testing, sampling or calibration and wants reliable results. This includes all types of laboratories, whether they be owned and operated by government, industry or, in fact, any other organisation. The standard is also useful to universities, research centres, governments, regulators, inspection bodies, product certification entities and other conformity assessment bodies with the need to do testing, sampling or calibration.

It enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world. Once accredited, it proves a laboratory has an acceptable quality management system in place, and it has the ability and competence to provide testing and calibration results. Accredited labs perform tests against the international standards (ISO 17025) and results are mutually acceptable between different governmental and regulatory organisations. The arrangement between accreditation bodies is that accredited members’ test results will meet the same minimum quality standard regardless of the accreditation body and that the calibration results would be recognised as if they had performed the calibration themselves. 

There are many benefits of implementing ISO 17025 including;

  • International reputation and acceptance
  • Reduced costs
  • Systematic approach and universally accepted protocols
  • Improved lab testing environment
  • Enhanced stakeholder satisfaction level
  • Improved staff morale, engagement and retention

How can we help

VERRACORP has capabilities and expertise to consult and implement the requirements of various Standards including ISO 17025.

We can assist in your journey to get your ISO 17025 certification through;

  • Initial Design and Development – ensuring optimal compliance and efficiency
  • Gap Analysis – identifying and understanding improvement opportunities in current practices in terms of compliance to Standards
  • Bit sized and easy to implement action plan
  • Education and training in understanding the requirements
  • Pre-Certification Audits – ensuring compliance ahead of any third-party assessment.

Whatever be your size, scale or industry, we work with you to understand your unique challenges to provide a solution that not only meets ISO 17025 requirements but also adds value to your business.

ISO 31000 Consulting

ISO 31000 – as a family of risk management standards – is not developed for a particular industry group, management system or subject matter field in mind, rather to provide best practice structure and guidance to all operations concerned with risk management.

It provides generic guidelines for the design, implementation and maintenance of risk management processes throughout an organisation. This approach to formalizing risk management practices help facilitates broader adoption by companies who require an enterprise risk management standard that accommodates multiple ‘silo-centric’ management systems.

The standard also provides guidelines and principles that assist in undertaking a critical review of your organisation’s risk management processes and framework.

Objective of the standard

The objective of this Standard is to provide guidance to enable public, private or community enterprises, groups and individuals to achieve:

  • A more confident and rigorous basis for decision-making and planning 
  • Better identification of opportunities and threats
  • Gaining value from uncertainty and variability
  • Pro-active rather than re-active management
  • More effective allocation and use of resources
  • Improved incident management and reduction in loss and the cost of risk, including commercial insurance premiums
  • Improved stakeholder confidence and trust
  • Improved compliance with relevant legislation 
  • Better corporate governance

Benefits of the standard

Once implemented, organisation can achieve significant efficiency and improvement in decision making, planning and mitigation of risks. Other benefits include;

  • Proactively improve operational efficiency and governance
  • Build stakeholder confidence in your use of risk techniques
  • Apply management system controls to risk analysis to minimise losses
  • Improve management system performance and resilience
  • Respond to change effectively and protect your business as you grow 

How can we help

VERRACORP has capabilities and expertise to consult and implement the requirements of various Standards including ISO 31000.

We can assist in your journey to get your ISO 31000 certification through;

  • Initial Design and Development – ensuring optimal compliance and efficiency
  • Gap Analysis – identifying and understanding improvement opportunities in current practices in terms of compliance to Standards
  • Bit sized and easy to implement action plan
  • Education and training in understanding the requirements
  • Pre-Certification Audits – ensuring compliance ahead of any third-party assessment.

Whatever be your size, scale or industry, we work with you to understand your unique challenges to provide a solution that not only meets ISO 31000 requirements but also adds value to your business.

ISO 45001 Consulting

ISO 45001 (AS/NZ 4801) standard is for organisations that are serious about improving employee safety, reducing workplace risks and creating better, safer working conditions.

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are currently more than 2.78 million deaths a year as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases, in addition to 374 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses. Aside from the enormous impact on families and communities, the cost to business and economies is significant. ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S). It provides a framework to increase safety, reduce workplace risks and enhance health and well-being at work, enabling an organization to proactively improve its OH&S performance.

ISO 45001 has a number of benefits for organisations including;

  • Reduced workplace incidents
  • Reduced absenteeism and staff turnover, leading to increased productivity
  • Reduced cost of insurance premiums
  • Creation of holistic health and safety culture
  • Reinforced leadership commitment to proactively improve OH&S performance
  • Ability to meet regulatory requirements
  • Enhanced reputation
  • Improved staff morale, engagement and retention

How can we help

VERRACORP has capabilities and expertise to consult and implement the requirements of various Standards including ISO 45001.

We can assist in your journey to get your ISO 45001 certification through;

  • Initial Design and Development – ensuring optimal compliance and efficiency
  • Gap Analysis – identifying and understanding improvement opportunities in current practices in terms of compliance to Standards
  • Bit sized and easy to implement action plan
  • Education and training in understanding the requirements
  • Pre-Certification Audits – ensuring compliance ahead of any third-party assessment.

Whatever be your size, scale or industry, we work with you to understand your unique challenges to provide a solution that not only meets ISO 45001 requirements but also adds value to your business.