Introduction to BS 8900

By using the requirements set out in BS 8900 companies can demonstrate that they have taken a genuine and effective approach to addressing sustainable development. It’s a framework for managing People, Planet and Profit. The scheme utilises the concept of Triple Bottom Line:


BS 8900 reflects the latest practices in sustainability management and is designed to help organizations establish an approach to sustainable development that will enable them to evolve and adapt to meet new and continuing challenges and demands.

Benefits of BS 8900

  • Helps you to manage sustainability issues and corporate risks and to communicate this publicly, so giving stakeholders confidence that you are serious about sustainability and corporate responsibility.
  • Reduced costs, through improved systems and processes and less complaints and errors
  • Moving your business away from dependence on individuals towards a process-based approach so that all relevant employees can repeat and maintain best practice
  • Demonstrates compliance with complex legislation

How Charburn can help

We provide straightforward support which will help you drive real business improvements and comply with relevant international management systems. Specialising in building integrated ISO systems, we have experience of working with a diverse range of sizes and sectors organisations. We have a 100% success rate of achieving UKAS accredited ISO certification. Over the years we have built excellent relationships with certification bodies and specialised associates, so you receive the best possible service. Contact us for a fixed price quotation with guaranteed certification.

How Charburn can help

  • Carry out an initial gap analysis of your company against the standard
  • Provide advice on updates to the standard
  • Support you in choosing the right Certification Bodies and ensure you get the right price
  • Explain the certification process to you in detail
  • Offer guidance on integrating the new ISO standard with existing business processes and management systems. This can reduce time, costs, and potential complications in the future.
  • Act as point of contact with statutory and regulatory bodies, customers, and suppliers
  • Support with tender applications and the development of associated documents
  • Develop a project plan with key deliverables and a realistic timeframe
  • Help you identify the strategic threats and opportunities that your business faces and identify required actions
  • Facilitate workshop with senior management team so they can lead from the top
  • Develop the required documentation in a format that most suits your company
  • Support, organise and run any training required
  • Liaise with different employees to develop processes that best suit your organisation and create ownership of these processes
  • Create Register of Legislation/Compliance
  • Help you identify relevant objectives and actions for improvement
  • Advise on setting meaningful key performance indicators and monitoring and measuring processes
  • Chair management review meetings
  • Advise on internal and external communication processes
  • Audit the system and make recommendations for improvement
  • Provide assistance with external assessment and surveillance visits from Certification Body
  • Provide assistance with closing out any issues that might arise
  • Maintain your management system
  • Provide a comprehensive audit schedule and process
  • Conduct audits and ensure the right outcomes are implemented
  • Report on key performance indicators and service improvement
  • Support you in discussions with your Certification Bodies and provide assistance with external assessment and surveillance visits
  • Maintain and update Legal Registers
  • Undertake Legal Compliance Audits
  • Develop your system to best incorporate existing requirements, both legislative and voluntary
  • Chair management review meetings
  • Conduct supplier audits
  • Provide impartial professional advice on business improvement