Management Solutions Group • 2879 Hoag NE • Grand Rapids, MI 49525 •  Phone: (616) 365-9822

Management Solutions Group

Experts in: ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 17025

Management Systems for Registration and Certification

Project Management

Onsite Workshops

Online and Public Training

Internal Audit Services

Management Representative & Management System Improvement

Contract Quality Management Services

Leadership Development Coaching

Speaking Engagements

Business Improvement, Coaching, and Strategic Planning

Brandon Kerkstra“We are hands-on consultants who work along side our clients to teach them the best ways to approach quality and project management processes – using their everyday work as examples to study."

Brandon Kerkstra - President

Since 1999, Management Solutions Group Inc. has helped hundreds of companies to ready themselves for ISO 9000 and other certifications with programs that can be implemented practically and sustained readily for future audits and improvements. MSG prides itself on its hands-on approach to designing and implementing quality programs that can add value for companies serving the manufacturing, medical device, environmental management, information security, aerospace and telecommunications industries.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MSG helps small- and medium-sized companies to navigate the narrow straits of implementing and maintaining programs that satisfy the registrars’ requirements for certification and allow companies to meet those requirements with limited resources.

With a combined experience of more than 60 years in quality and project management, MSG President Brandon Kerkstra and his team of seasoned consultants understand clearly the essentials of the registration process because they have conducted audits for some of the world’s largest registrars.

S29 - 6.1.2 Environmental Aspects

  bullet green arrow 25Determine those that have or can have a significant environmental impact, i.e. significant environmental aspects, by using established criteria.

bullet green arrow 25Communicate SAs to appropriate staff

bullet green arrow 25Maintain Documented information:

astricks 20Environmental Aspects / Impacts

astricks 20Criteria to determine SAs

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S28 - 6.1.2 Environmental Aspects


6.1.2 Environmental Aspects

bullet green arrow 25Within defined scope of EMS, determine the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that it can control/influence, & environmental impacts, considering life cycle perspective.

bullet green arrow 25Take into account:

astricks 20change

astricks 20abnormal conditions & reasonably foreseeable emergency situations.



S27 - Example EMS Risks

  bullet green arrow 25Companies absolutely do this every day

bullet green arrow 25Retirement of critical person in small company

bullet green arrow 25Loss of a supplier

bullet green arrow 25Potential material restrictions (legal, non-recyclable…)



S26 - 6.1.1 Actions To Address Risk And Opportunities

  bullet green arrow 25Within the scope of EMS, the organization shall determine potential emergency situations, with Environmental. Impact

bullet green arrow 25Maintain documented information of its:

astricks 20risks and opportunities that need to be addressed;

astricks 20process(es) needed in  6.1.1 to  6.1.4, to the extent necessary to have confidence they are carried out as planned.




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"The auditing process was transformed from mystifying mumbo to a guide for genuine money saving methods"

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We review your requirements, then give you a menu of options to meet your budget and schedule.  MSG helps you determine:
  • Goals and objectives
  • Which certifications or standards are applicable
  • What individuals should be involved to tailor your training
  • A time schedule
  • Resources necessary to ensure a successful program launch