Certainty Blog

Understanding Social Compliance And Self-Audits

Businesses that have a sense of purpose – that is, they are motivated to provide value for all stakeholders and to improve the local and global society – tend to be more successful, generating more revenue. According to a survey, 58% of businesses that prioritize operating with purpose witnessed a 10% revenue increase in a three-year period. […]

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Hot Work Permit

What Is A Hot Work Permit And How It Works

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), from 2014 to 2018, United States local fire departments responded to an average of 4,580 annual structure fires from hot work activities. It was estimated that the annual cost of damage from hot work operations was approximately $484 million, and an average of 22 people died each year from […]

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What Is An ISO 9001 Audit And How To Be Prepared

According to one study, businesses that implemented the ISO 9000-based quality standards found an 18% increase in client satisfaction and a 15% cost reduction. ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) criteria program that guides businesses of any size to maintain or find improvements in their quality management system and processes. The ISO approach is […]

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Quality Inspections

What Are Quality Assurance Inspections And Why They Matter

While price and positive experiences remain the leading factors in brands’ abilities to keep customers satisfied, quality also plays a critical role. According to research firm PWC, 52 percent of U.S. consumers would consider switching from one brand to another based on product quality. The result? It’s critical for companies to create policies and processes that […]

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ESG Score: What It Is And Why It Matters

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) frameworks are a priority for organizations. According to the 2022 EY US CEO survey, 82 percent of chief executives see ESG “as a value driver to their business over the next few years,” as both stakeholders and customers look for evidence that companies are doing their part to reduce negative environmental […]

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Injury Incident Pyramid

Near Miss Reporting: What it is and Why it’s Important

According to the U.S Department of Labor, there were 4,764 workplace fatalities in 2020. Transportation incidents, falls, slips, trips, contact with objects and equipment, and exposure to harmful substances were the leading causes of death. Near misses contribute significantly to workplace fatalities regardless of their minimal effects at the moment. For every 600 near misses, 30 […]

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Food safety inspection

The HACCP Plan: How it Can Help Reduce Food Safety Risk

Food safety is a top priority for organizations. As noted by the CDC, more than 48 million Americans get sick each year due to foodborne illness, and over 120,000 are hospitalized. The agency also points out that challenges around food safety will continue to evolve thanks to changes in food production processes, supply chain options, […]

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Supply chain visibility

Seeing is Succeeding: Why Supply Chain Visibility Matters

Supply chain operations remain top of mind for companies across the globe. Airfreight warehouses and shipping ports are backlogged, and the cost of transporting goods has risen exponentially as pandemic pressures disrupted familiar supply chain routes even as customers made the move to online ordering that came with promises of free, fast delivery. Put simply, […]

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ESG Investing

ESG Investing: Benefits and Implications for Businesses

Sustainable businesses are now driving investment. As noted by Bloomberg, assets under management (AUM) tied to companies with superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in place are on track to reach $53 trillion by 2025, which represents one-third of AUM worldwide. But what exactly is ESG, and how does it relate to investing? Why […]

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