What is it?By quality we mean the set of all activities carried out in the realization of a product or provision of a service to achieve high standards. All this has the task of pursuing continuous improvement or the ability of a company to plan strategic objectives, aimed at increasing the satisfaction of its stakeholders, but also the ability to plan operational objectives in small steps to obtain the expected results for the minor cost and with the least number of defects. This cycle is divided into four phases:
- Plan: phase in which improvement actions are planned, based on certain facts and data.
- Do: the planned improvement actions are implemented.
- Check: moment in which the results obtained are verified.
- Act: standardization and formalization.
Concept born in Japan mainly in Toyota with the philosophy of "Kaizen" which literally means continuous growth in small steps, spread in the United States in the 1950s where the whole company must be involved in achieving the "so-called mission" goal. This way of thinking has also reached Europe and, since the eighties, voluntary standards have been issued in the companies to establish the organizational requirements necessary for a common approach to quality, this concept has found its maximum expression in the UNI EN ISO 9000 standard, which set the basic principles of quality management.
- Improve the organization
- Improve the corporate image compared to competitors
- Participate in tenders
- Reduction of guarantees for obtaining bank guarantees
- Establish new work synergies
- In some sectors, a fundamental requirement for accreditation in regional and national calls.
- Reduction of staff turnover
What is it?Environmental management systems are fundamental for companies as they have the aim of manage and monitor any impacts that companies may have on external environment. Their implementation guarantees a management approach to the company. It is based on environmental issues that allow the company to deal systematically and consistently continuous improvement of environmental performance. “The environmental management system standard has become an administrative tool widespread in the field of corporate responses to sustainability. As a framework for managing the sustainable development in enterprises, ISO 14001 itself does not speak of strategic planning for sustainability, or solutions upstream of problems at the source. The result is a strategic planning framework which focuses on the minimum requirements for one sustainable society and incorporates them into a process to assist companies in their sustainability initiatives. " The ISO 14001 standard and the EMAS regulation are the main tools used in the field of environmental management, in fact they favor the adoption by environment management companies that incorporate from the beginning issues related to the natural environment, to the work environment and to the quality of the products.
- Participate in public calls
- Get a better image and credibility
- Encourage compliance with legal requirements
- Cost control improvement
- A greater success rate in implementing the various changes
- Process improvement
What is it?ISO 13485 specifies the requirements for a quality management system in cases where an organization must demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that meet the requirements of customers and meet the regulatory needs regarding medical devices and related services. It also includes many ISO 9001 principles supplemented by some specific medical device requirements and excludes others that not are suitable for regulatory purposes. This certification can be obtained from an accredited certification body that operates within certain rules, certificates of conformity to the requirements contained therein and is addressed to all manufacturers and distributors of medical devices regardless of their size or the type of device involved. ISO 13485 was published in 2003 and is an independent standard based however on ISO 9001 which is recognized internationally, the requirements that are included are: - risk analysis -rintracciabilità -Sterilization -Experimentation -Long-term monitoring.
- risk analysis
- Participation in tenders (public and private calls)
- Demonstrate that the medical devices produced are safer and more effective
- Meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements
- Entering new markets
- Improve organizational processes
What is it?ISO 45001 is a generic standard designed to be applicable to organizations of all sectors and of all sizes, we must also add that ISO 45001 shares the setting of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001: this makes implementation easier and integration into a management system, with added value for users. We also remind you that all those who have been certified OHSAS 18001 according to statistical data have reduced even in a small part accidents at work thus ensuring more safety in the workplace.
- Improvement of workplace risk management
- Ability to offer more guarantees to customers regarding the Organization's ability to comply with current safety legislation
- Give evidence that the organization pays particular attention to issues concerning safety and health in the workplace
- Fundamental requirement for international companies to qualify their suppliers
- Participation in public tenders and greater chance of award
- Tax relief on employee INAIL contributions
What is it?UNI CEI EN ISO 50001 is the standard for energy management systems. It allows continuous improvement of energy performance in an organization. This rule is used to create, start, maintain and improve an energy management system, the goal of this system is to allow an organization to pursue, with a systematic approach, the continuous improvement of its energy performance, including efficiency energy as well as the consumption and use of energy. Any company, regardless of the type, activity, size and location, can receive important benefits from an ISO 50001 management system, which can be implemented in regardless of the starting energy performance level. Through the management system roles and responsibilities and operating procedures to monitor company consumption in order to reduce waste and environmental impact are defined.
- Cost reduction (energy and management consumption)
- Participation in calls for tenders and access to incentives
- Optimization of energy management
- Less environmental impact
- Better transparency in the management of energy resources
- Reputation increase
- Greater competitiveness and possibility of integration with other management systems