Tag: SMEs

What does GDPR mean for your supply chain?

Organizations not in compliance with GDPR can be fined up to four percent of annual global turnover or €20 Million, whichever is greater.

Finding the right synergy between going global and staying local

With the advent of globalisation, businesses have opened themselves up to new areas of growth but often to the detriment of their local business environments.

SMEs are still ignoring dangers of payments fraud

Over half (58%) believe the impact would be minimal and they would only lose a small amount, according to Mastercard's latest fraud report.

Risk it for a biscuit

Risk management isn't a risky business. Managing risks is a staple diet of any business, regardless of their size or complexity. But some businesses have teams of highly skilled, highly educated and qualified professionals to manage the organizational risk assurance process. Risks are project managed. Some businesses on the other hand, have just one person ...

How standards help small and medium sized businesses

ISO International Standards help businesses of any size and sector reduce costs, increase productivity and access new markets. When it comes to SMEs, confidence has a nickname that's recognized worldwide. Now you know it too. It's ISO. For small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), standards can help to: Build customer confidence that your products are safe and reliable Meet ...

New ISO handbook brings environmental management to SMEs

Implementing an environmental management system can be challenging for small businesses. ISO’s new handbook has been designed to assist SMEs in improving their environmental performance using ISO 14001. The benefits of addressing environmental issues are not only linked to the protection of the environment, they can also be found in a company’s business performance and ...

ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial

With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum working to advance clean energy globally. Energy ministers and high-level decision makers, together with technical experts and ...

GDPR: A quick start guide

We look at how organisations can prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation. On 28 May 2018, the EU’s ambitious General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, with the aim of strengthening data privacy and protection for all EU citizens. The regulation puts individuals firmly back in charge of their personal information and what ...