The term green is the current hot word for anything that may be or pretends to be environmentally friendly. But sustainability, which is defined as meeting today’s needs without sacrificing the resources of future generations, is a trend. We are not acting sustainable now, but momentum is in place to become sustainable.
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By implementing an aggressive environmental management system, companies can save energy, reduce pollution, eliminate environmental hazards and enhance competitiveness.
I think it’s a rare person who did not give pause upon hearing of the passing of Steve Jobs a few weeks back. As a visionary leader, he affected popular culture, technology and the expectations of customers, not just for Apple products, but for products in general.
As a safety professional, designing a safety communication campaign can be a difficult task.
Managing risk is no longer a vague and tertiary activity – in this increasingly standards-driven business environment, it is a vital part of an organization’s Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) program.
When workplace safety is made a priority, it does more than minimize legal and regulatory risks. OH&S issues can have a tremendous impact on company reputation and workplace productivity – yet many companies fail to invest time and resources into managing these issues.
Tenaris, a manufacturer and supplier of steel pipe products for the oil and energy industry, failed to report quantities of chemicals that were manufactured, processed or otherwise used at the facility during 2005-2008. Regional Administrator, Al Armendariz, commented on the environmental quality management failure,
The second post in our quality management software testimonial series, IBS America, Inc. surveyed our customers that have been using the CompliantPro - our electronic document management software solution.
The FDA has increased focus on the effectiveness of failure investigations during recent inspections. A review of recent 483 observations and warning letters clearly demonstrate the agency’s current concern about the adequacy of failure investigations to really identify root cause. Effective failure investigation to true root cause is the heart of the CAPA (corrective actions and preventive actions) system.
At this year's User Forum which took place on September 28th, 2011, Keynote Speaker Harry Moser kicked off the event by outlining an understanding to the total cost for offshoring, as he argued that companies are able to avoid sacrificing quality, compliance, and green objectives in the pursuit of a lower labor cost. He also demonstrated through case studies and current research how compliance and quality are better the closer you are to where things are made, so those companies who source locally gain a quality assurance and quality control competitive advantage by being closer to their customer.
IBS America, Inc. has taken the initiative to become a resource to quality professionals looking to enhance their knowledge of quality and compliance to help them move forward in their careers.