What is ISO 9001?
To meet the ISO 9001 quality mark, areas such as customer focus, leadership engagement of people, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management were assessed. Under ISO, Spectrum was inspected against two key standards: ISO 9001 in Quality Management Systems.
With ISO 14001 (the environmental management standard), there were 79 requirements that need to be met and Spectrum is assessed against these upon inspection.. The ISO 14001 in Environmental Management Systems in particular helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.
Disability Confident Leader
In October 2018 Spectrum CIC attained the Disability Confident Leader status, this is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.
To achieve this Spectrum, with the support of Spectrum People, carried out a self-assessment which included two new areas of focus: challenge (where our assessment was subject to external challenge) and leadership (where we took an active leadership role in encouraging and helping other employers on their journey to becoming Disability Confident).
Mindful Employer Charter
MINDFUL EMPLOYER is a completely voluntary charter focused on supporting employers to support mental wellbeing at work. The charter is UK-wide & run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust. This charter is recommended as good practice by the UK government.
As an employer we aim to:
– Show a positive and enabling attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues. This will include positive statements in local recruitment literature.
– Ensure that all staff involved in recruitment and selection are briefed on mental health issues and The Equality Act 2010*, and given appropriate interview skills.
– Make it clear in any recruitment or occupational health check that people who have experienced mental health issues will not be discriminated against and that disclosure of a mental health problem will enable both employee and employer to assess and provide the right level of support or adjustment.
– Not make assumptions that a person with a mental health problem will be more vulnerable to workplace stress or take more time off than any other employee or job applicant.
– Provide non-judgemental and proactive support to individual staff who experience mental health issues.
– Ensure all line managers have information and training about managing mental health in the workplace.
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of their workforce. It is a statement of intent, showing an organisation’s commitment to the health of its staff.
The Charter focuses on three key areas, where even small steps can make a big difference to the health of staff, and therefore the health of the organisation:
The key health and wellbeing headings Spectrum are working under are the following:
– Absence management
– Health & Safety
– Mental Health
– Smoking and tobacco
– Physical activity
– Healthy eating
– Alcohol and substance misuse