Q&A: Basics of Leadership for ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015

As the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 begins in earnest, requirements and responsibilities for company leaders are greater than ever. There is now more emphasis on on top senior management’s role in creating and supporting the management system. When actively engaged, leadership can ensure:

• Integrate business processes with environmental and quality management requirements
• Promote awareness of the process approach
• Ensure EMS and QMS goals are achieved
• Align policy statements and objectives with with the organization’s strategic plan
• Ensure risks are identified, along with plans to address them
• Demonstrate effectiveness through key performance indicators

During a recent webinar, Management Systems expert Carmine Liuzzi discussed the “Basics of Leadership in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015”. Questions and answers from the webinar are summarized below. Carmine is an Industry Expert, Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor and industry-leading expert for multiple management system standards.


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