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International Standards for Sustainability

International Standards for Sustainability

Leverage Compliance to Improve Sustainability

Achieving enduring sustainability depends upon having systems in place that help you meet your environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and at the same time provide the structure you need for profitability and success today without jeopardizing your viability tomorrow.

When you partner with ABS QE, you gain access to unparalleled knowledge, skills and experience that help you better understand your company so you can identify risks and put programs and practices in place to drive efficiencies and ensure environmental stewardship.

Sustainability not only helps you shape a better world; it helps you position your company for continued and successful commercial services.

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ISO 9001 - Quality Management System

ISO 9001 provides criteria for setting up a quality management system that helps ensure consistent, good-quality products and services. The process approach outlined in this standard has a strong customer focus and emphasizes continual improvement.

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ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 sets out criteria and maps out a framework for setting up an effective environmental management system that helps you to reduce consumption and cut costs while increasing environmental stewardship.ABS QE certification to ISO 14001 can help your company be better prepared with a system in place to help you properly address an unplanned event and mitigate its consequences.

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ISO 45001 - Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Management System

ISO 45001 provides a framework that helps reduce risk, prevent worker accidents, injuries and fatalities, enhances physical and mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, and enables proactive OH&S performance improvement.

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ISO 50001 - Energy Management System

ISO 50001 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system that allows you to follow a systematic approach to achieve continual energy performance improvement.

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ISO 55001 - Asset Management System

ISO 55001 specifies requirements for an asset management system that includes both physical assets and intangible assets. This standard helps you manage the lifecycle of assets more effectively for better control over daily activities to derive a higher return on investment (ROI).As the first certification body to receive ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation to certify organizations to ISO 55001, ABS QE has unparalleled experience with asset management certificcation.

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Center for Offshore Safety - Safety and Environmental Management System

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) supports companies active in offshore oil and gas industry operations on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) as they develop, implement, and improve their Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS). ABS QE has been part of COS from the beginning. We were one of the pioneers and today are 1 of the 5 organizations accredited by COS as an Audit Service Provider (ASP).

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U.S. Green-Building Council LEED Certification

The mission of the U.S. Green Building Council is to transform how buildings are designed, built and operated to enable environmentally, socially responsible structures in a healthy and prosperous environment. The organization’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program provides a framework to help maintain healthier, more efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings and is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The ABS QE team was one of the first approved for certification and has been the frontrunner in providing LEED reviews for 15 years.

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Integrated Management Systems

Many companies pursue multiple certifications to achieve their sustainability goals. With so many ways to focus on specific sustainability challenges, it seems like a good plan to tackle issues one at a time. The problem is that when management systems are not integrated, even though the intent of the certifications is on target, results can fall short of the mark.

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