What is ISO?
The International Organisation of Standardisation (ISO) published its first recommendation in 1951, and since then it has established itself as the world’s leading independent flagbearer of international standards. The requirements it sets relate to anything from specific products to services and systems, and exist to uphold definitive benchmarks for ‘quality, safety and efficiency’.
ISO 9001 and 14001
Two of its most well-known and coveted standards are ISO 9001 – the quality management system standard – and ISO 14001 – environmental standard. For any business, these standards represent a dedication to work to the best possible globally-recognized standards of quality, excellence and respect for the environment in which we live and work.
Rupert Hillier, COO of Learnlight, comments: “Our commitment to continuously improve the structure, standards, and workflows of our organization is central to providing our clients the very best language and skills training programs, so we’re delighted to receive this prestigious recognition. Our people care not only about delivering an excellent service but also the impact that we as a company and they as individuals have on the environment. That is why the Learnlight family is particularly proud to have achieved the import environmental management standard that is ISO 14001.”
As a member of the ISO 9000 family of quality management system standards, it helps organizations meet the expectations and needs of their customers. In order to reach this standard, a company must implement and maintain quality systems across the entire breadth of their operations.
ISO 14001 is one of the most widely recognized Environmental Management Systems Certifications available. By completing ISO 14001 certification organizations can assure their stakeholders that their environmental management system (EMS) meets international industry-specific environmental standards.