The revision of ISO 14001 was published on Sept. 15, 2015. Publication of ISO 9001 is to follow on Sept. 23, 2015. German translations are not yet available. Companies can now be certified according to the new standards. A transitional period of three years has been granted, i.e. in this time, the “old” versions (ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008) also retain their validity.
Already certified companies have time until Sept. 14 / Sept. 22, 2018 to convert their certification to ISO 14001:2015 or ISO 9001:2015. Up to this date, they can attain certification or re-certification in accordance with the old standard, but the validity of the certificate but ends in all cases on 14.9./22.9.2018. In order to avoid an increased overhead, you should therefore use pending certification renewals or monitoring audits to convert to the new standards. However, a certain overhead in the review also arises here: if the certificate is converted in the context of a monitoring audit, the certification authorities add 20% more auditing time in addition to the normal audit scope, or at least a half day’s on-site audit. When converting in the context of a re-certification, 10% of the audit time is added and at least 0.25 on-site audit days.
In the context of a free webinar, we will inform you about the content of the amendments in the ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, and give you practical tips for the implementation of the new requirements in your company.
In the context of an on-site appointment, Arqum also offers gap analyses, in which we match the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 or ISO 9001:2015 with your existing system, identify the need for action, and develop proposals jointly with you for conversion to the new standards.
Following the amendment of the ISO 14001 standard, an adaptation of the EMAS regulation is also required, because ISO 14001 is part of the EMAS regulation. We will be happy to inform you what changes are to be expected when, or what effects the revision of the ISO 14001 standard have on you as an EMAS organization.