Speaker Series Details
Presenter: Karen Noftall, President, Quality Matters
Title: Introduction to ISO 26001: Social Responsibility
Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm (light lunch provided)
Location: NEIA’s Board Room at 90 O’Leary Ave
Business and organizations do not operate in a vacuum. Their relationship to the society and environment in which they operate is a critical factor in their ability to continue to operate effectively. It is also increasingly being used as a measure of their overall performance.
ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.
This information session will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the ISO 26001 standard.
Karen Noftall, President, Quality Matters
(B.Sc., PMP, RAB/QMS Lead Quality Auditor; Lead Environmental Auditor; Lead Registration Auditor-QMS; CSA Certified Trainer; QMPR/HACCP Certified.)
Karen is the owner and president of Quality Matters Inc., a QHSE firm operating for over 17 years in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Quality Matters offers its clients consulting, auditing and training services in business, quality, health & safety and environmental management programs to the service and manufacturing industries in both the private and public sectors.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and has various accreditations/certificates including Project Management Professional and Lead Environmental Auditor. She is the former President of the Newfoundland Labrador Organization for Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE).
She has more than 25 years of experience in the business and QHSE fields and has certified over 100 small, medium and large companies to the International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements including ISO 14001; Environmental Management Systems.