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ISO 9001 is the principal internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems and can be implemented in any type of business. ISO 9001 dates back to the early 1960s when it was developed by the defence industry to ensure the highest possible control over that very sensitive trade. The first version of the standard was launched in the UK during the 1970s and was originally known as BS5750. Today's version, known as BS EN ISO 9001:2008, places more emphasis on customer feedback and the processes of management Many major organisations, e.g. local authorities, reputable large companies, charities etc., insist on a company having ISO 9001 certification to achieve "preferred supplier" status, or simply to qualify to tender for their business.

ISO 14001 is widely recognised as the foundation standard of the ISO 14000 series.  Its sole purpose is to specify a clear framework of control for a company's Environmental Management System.  ISO 14001:2004 is the internationally recognised standard for an organisation's Environmental Management System.  The ISO 14000 standards series emerged primarily as a result of the Uruguay round of the GATT negotiations and the Rio Summit on the Environment held in 1992.  ISO 14001:2004 has emerged as the standard most likely to be specified in client tenders to prove environmental credentials.  ISO 14000 elements provide businesses a flexible framework for managing and continually improving their environmental programs.  Utilizing ISO 14001 enables companies to merge existing and new environmental programs into one coherent system to efficiently manage all their environmental activities.

Having an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System provided by UKICM will make a powerful statement about your organisation's commitment to the environment and give you internationally recognised "Green Credentials".

ISO standards are a requirement on tender lists for most local authorities, large corporations and many small to medium environmentally aware businesses.  Implementing ISO 14001:2004 will clearly show you where energy savings can be made and can potentially save you hundreds of pounds each year on your energy bills