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Category: Standard

Quality Management Series

Standard / Program: ISO 9001, TL9000, IATF16949, ISO13485 etc. Brief Notes ISO9000 series sets out the requirements of a Quality Management System (QMS) Standard that is not industrial specific. There are other QMS standards developed base on ISO9001 with requirements addressing specific needs of an industry. E.g. TL9000 for Telecom services, ISO13485 for medical devices…
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Occupational Health & Safety Management Series

Standard / Program: ISO 45001 Brief Notes It is the most popular occupational health & safety management system standard. Potential Benefits Systematically reduce and prevent industrial accidents and incidents Reduce unnecessary productivity lost due to health problems and accidents Avoid potentially huge cost associated with breach of safety regulations and resulting litigation Improve employers and…
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Environmental and Hazardous Substances Management Series

Standard / Program: ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO/TS 14067, QC 080000 (IECQ HSPM), RoHS, WEEE etc. Brief Notes Environmental issue is a global concern and affected many consumers and customers behaviors. Various standards have been developed to address different concerns including prevention of pollution, energy consumption, carbon & water footprint etc. RoHS and WEEE is…
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Forest, Wood & Paper Product Series

Standard / Program: Forest Management System (FSC/PEFC), Chain of Custody (COC) Brief Notes COC (Chain of Custody) is use to ensure products carrying FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC (The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) label are produced with materials coming from the well-managed forest without unauthorized mix of Non-FSC/PEFC material. FSC/PEFC concerns…
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Social Compliance/Social Accountability Management Series

Standard / Program: ISO 26000, SA8000, RBA(EICC), IETP(ICTI), FLA, WRAP, RJC, ETI base code, ICS, SMETA, SLCP Brief Notes There are many scheme about code of conduct driven by international buyers and industry alliance that call for good business ethical behavior. SA8000 is the first global standard about social accountability. The standard requires an organization…
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British Retail Consortium Global Standards Series (BRCGS)

Standard / Program: BRC Global Standards Series Brief Notes Standards address issues on product quality & safety, legal compliance & operational criteria Majority of UK and Scandinavian retailers will only consider running business with suppliers who have gained certification to the appropriate BRC Global Standard Standards covers 6 fields as follows: Food Safety Packaging &…
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Organic Textile Products Series

Standard / Program: TE (Textiles Exchange), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), etc Brief Notes These standards concerns issues regarding environment and social responsibility that addressing organic content, source & recycle of fibers (wool, cotton, down), animal welfares, use of land & chemicals, production processes, chain of custody, etc. Potential Benefits Get more orders, especially in…
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Data & Information Management Series

Standard / Program: ISO 20000, ISO 27001, ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Brief Notes More and more regulation and attention are now given to the information & data management. Their management is even more complicated since even ISO 20000 and ITIL are both about IT services management ISO 27001 is about information security that could…
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Risk Management Series

Standard / Program: ISO 31000 Brief Notes Risk management is one of the elements in various management system standards. For example ISO 9001 / ISO14001 / ISO45001 etc. ISO 31000 addressing not only risk in a particular aspect (e.g. food safety / quality etc) but could be applied at corporate level for all kinds of…
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Food Safety, Quality and Hygiene Management Series

Standard / Program: ISO 22000, HACCP, GFSI, BRC, SQF etc Brief Notes Food safety and quality have been a topic of global concern in recent years, and many organizations have formulated different requirements to deal with such issues HACCP is the abbreviation of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. It is a method used to…
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