Commercial Risk & Quality Standard
An Integrated Compliance and Business Performance Programme
CRQS (the Commercial Risk and Quality Standard) is a consultancy programme which enables firms to develop risk management policies that will passport them to formal accreditation under ISO 9001 and other related standards.
Public sector agencies have long favoured firms with formal accreditation to ISO 9001 or the Law Society’s Lexcel programme, but the same is now increasingly true of major private sector interests also. Formal tenders have come to include detailed questions on such issues as business continuity, information security and environmental management, all of which are also addressed by ISO programmes.
CRQS 2011 therefore provides an integrated programme that enables major firms also to work towards the following internationally recognised standards in conjunction with the core ISO 9001 systems on which all of these standards depend:
- ISO 14001 - environmental management
- BS 25999 - business continuity
- ISO 27001 - information security