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What is ISO 9000?
ISO 9000 is a business management system and documentation framework that enables you to provide your customer with the confidence and assurance that you can consistently meet their specified requirements. The program stresses the concept of “Continuous Process Improvement.” ISO 9000 provides your firm with an independent third party auditor’s certification demonstrating that you have a stringent quality assurance program in place. F. B. Andersen Group has developed a system that integrates ISO 9000 with other process or product certifications. When a company views the ISO 9000 system as a process to more effectively manage its business operations, the benefits can be significant:
  • Cost of Poor Quality is Reduced
  • Management and Employees Skills are Enhanced
  • Continuous Process Improvement Assures Lasting Results
  • Framework to Manage More Effectively is Provided
Continuous Improvement is now a key element of the new ISO 9001:2008 standard, providing process improvement tools to ensure ongoing and lasting operational and financial benefits to your organization. Through establishment of quality objectives or metrics, benchmarking practices and a process for employee input, measurable effectiveness and efficiency can be achieved. Our firm incorporates the LEAN concepts in all of its ISO 9000 implementations to address value added processes and non value added activities.
What is ISO 22000?
Failures in the food supply can be significant, impacting human health and the financial viability of an organization.  ISO 22000 is the international food safety management standard intended to provide supply chain security, and to control food safety hazards to consistently provide safe food products. F. B. Andersen Group has successfully implemented ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 (a GFSI standard) in a variety of agricultural business ventures, including specialty food and feed processing plants throughout North America. Our consultants are certified ISO 22000 and FSSC 22000 auditors, ensuring an understanding of certification requirements and industry best practices.
What is ISO 14000?
ISO 14000 is an Environmental Management System (EMS) by which a company controls the activities, products, and processes that cause or could cause environmental impacts; and in doing so minimize the environmental impact of its operations. The ultimate goal of an ISO 14000 management system is to implement processes and procedures to allow companies to manage their environmental impact and demonstrate sound environmental practices. F.B. Andersen Group offers a stand alone Environmental Management System, or we can fully integrate it with other ISO management systems.  Our approach and system focuses on allowing an organization to manage its risk financially while ensuring stakeholders’ sustainability requirements are addressed.
What is Health and Safety COR Certification?
The provincial governments and industry have developed certification standards for health and safety (Certification of Recognition). F.B. Andersen Group has successfully implemented COR to manufacturing and service companies throughout Western Canada.  A COR certification recognizes that the employer’s health and safety management system has met the stringent government partnership requirements.  Effective health and safety management systems have been shown to have an impact on reducing injuries and costs.
What is OHSAS 18000
OHSAS 18000 standards provide organizations with the elements of an effective safety management system which can be integrated with other management systems; and it helps organizations achieve better occupational health and safety performance and economic objectives. OHSAS 18001 specifies requirements for an OH&S (Occupational Safety and Health) management system to help an organization develop and implement a policy and objectives, which take into account legal requirements and information about OH&S risks. It applies to all types and sizes of organizations and accommodates diverse geographical, cultural and social conditions. ISO 18001 can be aligned with existing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems. Here at F. B. Andersen Group, our strength is implementing an Integrated Management System consisting of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 18001.