Organizational governance is the system by which an organization is directed and managed in pursuit of its objectives. All organizations make and implement decisions within a governance system, having formal or informal processes and structures. Organizational governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws, systems and institutions affecting the way in which a organization […]
All organizations, irrespective of type, size, ownership or geographical location, have an established way or system of conducting their activities, including interacting directly or indirectly with people, within and outside the organization. During the course of conduct and discharge of established activities, all organizations should follow applicable legal, statutory, regulatory requirements. They are also expected to […]
ISO 37001:2016 specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system. The system can be stand-alone or can be integrated into an overall management system. Bribery is a widespread phenomenon. It raises serious social, moral, economic and political concerns, undermines good governance, hinders development and distorts competition. It […]
Every citizen of India is aware of risks and consequences of fraud and corruption in Indian organizations including Governments at state and central level. Reports by various audit and accounts institutions and committees have all highlighted the impact that fraud and corruption can have on the productivity, image and efficiency of an organization and on […]
Like ISO 9001: 2015, countdown for ISO 14001 has also started. Count down for curtain-closure on 2004 version of ISO 14001. All certificates as per ISO 14001: 2004 will become invalid after 15 September 2018. Have you updated your EMS as per 2015 version?
To know what Govt is doing to regulate accreditation and certification activities in India, I used RTI route to get the information from Department of Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce. DIPP transferred my RTI application to Quality Council of India (QCI). See what I found from QCI: a) Question – Has Govt. constituted […]
Addressing the nation on India’s 68th Independence Day (15 August 2014), Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi urged the industry, especially the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of India, to manufacture goods in the country with “zero defects” and to ensure that the goods have “zero effect” on the environment. “… I urge upon […]
I have always wondered why so many people (many of whom are totally ignorant of certification) want to start a certification body. On one hand, they pay a huge amount to accreditation boards, but on the other hand they sell a certificate for as low as Rs. 2500. One expert of this business told me […]
In the absence of a regulating mechanism, it is free for all in India. India has an accreditation board – National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), under Quality Council of India (QCI) which accredits certification bodies doing certification of various management systems, such as, QMS, EMS, EnMS, ISMS, FSMS rtc. There are many foreign accreditation […]
Count down has started for curtain-closure on 2008 version of ISO 9001. All certificates as per ISO 9001: 2008 will become invalid after 15 September 2018. Have you updated your QMS as per 2015 version?