ISO 14001 Standard Explained

In a modern social and business context, managing the environmental impact of an organisation makes sense. Environmental issues can have a big cost for most organisations, more so the bigger the business. As a result, the modern business needs to manage its impact, public perception that goes with it and normal business processes. Particularly, those that impact the environment. The ISO 14001 Standard puts all this in context and suggests a way forward.

What is Quality Assurance?

How many people actually know what Quality Assurance means? The phrase, trips off the tongue with cavalier intent, but often with poor understanding of its impact. There are a range of “Quality” phrases in use which poorly understood by the public. However, their use promotes strongly evocative meaning. In this post we examine some of the reality of the Golden Triange of Quality terms.

API Q1 Quality Management Standard – an infographic

The importance of a quality standard goes beyond just achieving the certification. The API Q1 is a Quality Management Standard. Consequently, successful certification should also improve the standard of your management system within your business. CHARTER4 has pioneered an approach which helps organisations achieve API Q1 certification and improve their business.

Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (Updated)

CHARTER4 have helped Barretts of Aspley to achieve Certification to Bronze, and then Silver level of FORS – the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme. Congratulations to them for that great achievement. Find out more about the scheme and how you can raise your standards in the transport industry…

FORS is an in-depth and independent assessment of vehicles and their commercial fleet operation. The scheme is especially aimed at vehicles supplying sites in London.