“Does the SaaS solution QSEH Star comply with ISO standards?” This is a question we at Informed Group hear quite often. That’s why this blog explains which standards our SaaS solution, QSEH Star complies with and why this is the case.
Let’s start by further explaining what the ISO standards are. ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) is an organisation that develops, manages, and improves standards for organisations, processes, and inspections. If you comply with these standards, you qualify for an ISO certification which is widely seen as a kind of ‘seal of approval.’
QSEH Star and ISO standards
If we look at QSEH Star, these are the ISO standards with the most relevancy:
- Quality: ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 ISO 9001 and ISO 22000
- Safety: ISO 27001
- Environment: ISO 14001
- Health: ISO 45001
This is just the tip of the iceberg, and the iceberg looks different per organisation. We will elaborate on each component of QSEH Star to explain why the corresponding ISO standard is so important.
Among the numerous ISO standards in the ISO Register, the ISO 9001 standard is one of the most well-known. It applies to every industry and sector involved in production and refers to standards for the quality management system. This standard ensures that your processes are efficient and perfectly calibrated to deliver a consistent, reliable quality. The other ISO standard (ISO 22000) focuses on food safety, aiming to provide consumers with safe food that meets legal standards.
Your organisation is undoubtedly supported by an information system, whether it’s a way to connect online with your customers or an intranet used for your employees. ISO 27001 refers to your information security and processes, ensuring the protection of data within your organisation.
ISO 14001 aims to achieve responsible production by creating awareness of the impact your organisation has on the environment. This standard makes your organisation more socially responsible, enabling it to achieve its goals while also leading in the realm of sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices.
ISO 45001 focuses on occupational health and safety. Your employees are the most crucial part of your organisation and prioritising their safety and well-being enhances employee motivation and performance. This series of international standards for occupational health and safety reduces the risk of injuries and illnesses in your organisation.
Configuration is key
In response to the question, “Does the SaaS solution QSEH Star comply with ISO standards?” the accurate answer is that QSEH Star can comply with all relevant ISO standards (and any other standards or laws and regulations) if you configure it correctly. We’d like to convey that QSEH Star automatically ensures compliance with all regulations, but ultimately, it is the configuration you make that determines whether you meet the standard.
If you want to learn more about our management system and the benefits for your organisation, download our QSEH Star whitepaper for more information.