We have known civilians’ human rights are abused in the central part of Africa. Unfortunately, armed conflict continued in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The war crimes happening in the eastern of DRC have caused untold restlessness in other countries.
The 4 types of hazards leading to food borne illness would include biological, chemical, physical and radiological. The term hazard indicates a potential to cause harm. Examples of physical hazard would include glass, sharp pieces of metal, bones, wood, hard plastic shards or ceramics or stones. These objects could cut or damage the mouth, throat, intestine and gums. Some of these items could also become choking hazard to young children and babies. Foreign material or body refer to physical hazards.
The growing magnitude of destruction due to natural calamities and manmade disasters (i.e. terror attacks) puts a question on emergency preparedness and response globally. While climate change and an unstable political environment can be the main culprit of the many casualties of natural disasters and terror attacks, the lack of emergency preparedness and slowness of responses can also be factors that spell a huge difference in saving lives. Emergency preparedness and response should go beyond the distribution of relief good to affected areas and victims. Ensuring a systematic and strategic drive to restore the necessary functions and order in the day to day operations also plays a critical role in the smooth implementation of emergency management.
There are many different ways to do risk assessment. BS EN 31010:2010 provides numerous risk assessment techniques. The popular question will be “Which risk assessment technique is best suited for an organization?”. Instead of immersing with all the techniques, perhaps it will be best to recognize that the purpose of risk assessment is to provide evidence-based information and capturing the essence of the risk and manage it. The easy way to do risk management is through visual.
Neville Clarke Philippines for the last 20 Years...
With quality and international standards evolving continuously to meet market demand, Neville Clarke had also evolved through the years, from its humble beginnings of offering Quality Courses and eventually EHS Courses, Neville Clarke grew in the fulfilment of its mission to contribute to the industry growth and development through relevant, effective and innovative transfer of knowledge, enhancement of management competency with a thrust towards the achievement of business excellence. Alongside the “Evolution and Management Systems ”, Neville – Clarke Philippines Inc. had also continually evolved to adapt to the changing times, and as with “Quality” Neville Clarke continues and grows to become the preferred “Global Partner for Business Success”.
Knotting the pieces of development together and chartering with the industry the path to conformity, growth and sustainability. Neville Clarke’s journey which started 20 years ago when it offered its series of quality and certification courses in the Philippines has these footprints marked in all the trainings and services it had rendered throughout the years and across the various industries.
Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is the certification scheme for Food Safety Management Systems. Initially, it was based on ISO 22000, the global food safety management system standard and ISO/TS 22002-1 (formerly PAS 220), a standard developed to address prerequisite program requirements for food product and ingredient manufacturers. The scope of FSSC 22000 has been extended to include prerequisite program requirements for food safety in packaging through PAS 223 - Prerequisite programmes and design requirements for food safety in the manufacture and provision of food packaging. Now with the released of PAS 222 - Prerequisite programmes for food safety in the manufacture of food and feed for animals, the scope of FSSC 22000 will be extended further.
The FSSC 22000 certification scheme is supported by the European Food and Drink Association (CIAA) and the American Groceries Manufacturing Association (GMA).
FSSC 22000 is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Accreditation Bodies around the world.
The inclusion of ISO 22000 requirements in the FSSC 22000 makes it align with other generic management systems such as the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, this enables an organisation to build an integrated management system covering all aspects relevant for an organisation and its clients.
Every organisation is on their toes in their effort to achieve their business goals. In the uncertainty of the times, it is important to integrate Risk Management in the way we manage our businesses. We must realize that risk is the effect of uncertainties on our objectives and we need a structure for managing such risks..... if we must ensure the sustainability of achieving our goals.
The automotive industry Quality Management System (QMS) consists of ISO/TS 16949 standard and the related customer-specific requirements (CSR).
• The 3rd edition is the latest version and it was published on the 15th of June 2009. It has been
technically updated to align with ISO 9001:2008 Standard. The previous revision was based on ISO
• Customer-Specific Requirement (CSR) is the additional requirement imposed by the OEM. These
requirements will form part of the audit criteria during the certification & internal audits.
ISO/TS 16949:2008 was developed by IATF (International Automotive Task Force) members and approved by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for publication. It is an industry specific Quality Management System (QMS) caters for automotive industries with the following objectives:
a) Promote continue improvement
b) Emphasis defect prevention, and
c) Continual waste and variation reduction.
In business, risks abound at all angles at any given time. The risk of a customer dissatisfaction, the risks of penalties and closure arising to that of non compliance to prevailing rules and regulations, the risks of attritions, cyber-attacks, fraud, and repudiation, the reputational risk for any smear campaign that can be done against the company image and its personalities.
Successful organisations are facing increasing competitive pressures to develop new supply networks, often global and highly interdependent. Supply chain risk is high for these organisations management as they can’t afford to have any security stoppages or losses that would affect their customers.
In many organisations, whenever there are issues raised by customer, prompt containment actions and corrective actions follows. In typical operations, the issues are raised through different channels. Some are channeled as warranty claims, others as product returns, or most common through customer audits and complaints. Many successful organisations thrive on solving the customer-originated problems raised. Some are even proud of the fact that they could resolve most cases in record time. However, we need to realise that, this cycle of action after action is still very much reactive in nature. We are still being driven, instead of driving and in control!
Most modern management system standards such as ISO 9001:2008, and the other industry-specific derivatives for automotive (ISO/TS16949), medical devices (ISO13485), aerospace (AS9100) , telecommunications (TL9000), prescribe the application of preventive action as a mechanism for continual improvement. The questions we often get are – how to we do it? We do we start from?
As ISO (International Organization for Standardization) always points out to practice continual improvement, emerging new standards are on queue. Even if we are certified on several international standards, we will always have options to expand our perspectives in meeting not just customer, but also specific company requirements and operational activities as well. As ISO 9004 have well pointed the path, here’s to the emerging drive for the sustainable organisational success (SOS). Hence, Just as there are standards for organisational quality ( ISO 9000 ), environment (ISO 14000), information technology service management ( ISO 20000), information security ( ISO 27000), here are emerging standards among others that may provide the answers to our operational concerns....
We provide you with the news and insights on the emerging standards, In this list are ISO 14064, ISO 21500, ISO 28000, ISO 29001, ISO 30301, ISO 31000, and ISO 50001, as a short list of the new standards in the pipeline of our sustainability journey that were created, or being drafted, to make the implementation of our processes easier, more effective and efficient:
Evolving Quality Management System into a Framework of Operational Excellence
The ever changing global economy coupled with fierce competition and growing sophistication of customer needs warrants a sustained breakthrough performance in key areas of business. While the ISO family of Quality Management System provides the necessary ingredients leading to the success of an organisation, it doesn’t provide the means and the how’s to achieve the company’s vision for sustained breakthrough performance.