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If you read the newspapers, you’ll appreciate how gravely the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) consider the contravening of environmental requirements within Scotland; clamping down with hefty fines on companies it judges to be neglectful of their social duties.

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The rudiment of the Standard, Ron Rivans explains the scope (essentially the purpose) of ISO 9001.

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In my day-to-day role behind the scenes here at SQMC HQ, I’ve lost count of the noteworthy tips I hear in casual conversation with our auditors, trainers and consultants. So I decided to start scribbling them down and sharing them through the Insight Column. Here are the first 5 that spring to mind: 

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One of the issues we've found that newcomers to Quality Management Systems struggle with is the difference between documents and records. The new ISO 9001:2015 Standard should help with this. From now on, both are combined under the term "documented information", meaning two separate procedures are no longer required.

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