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The EU Data Protection Regulation

The EU Data Protection Regulation    As from 25. May 2018, the European Data Protection Regulation replaces the EU Data Protection Directive from 1995 and constitutes the new legal framework for data protection by means of which companies need to adapt their operations. The aim is to regulate corporate processing of personal data and to […]

Revision of the Guideline for the Implementation of Audits

ISO 19011 – Revision of the guideline for the implementation of Audits:   All important standards for management systems require the implementation of internal audits. Content requirements, however, e.g. on the qualifications of the auditors or how internal audits should be planned, conducted and followed-up are rarely to be found in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 […]

New Changeover Deadline for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

Restriction of changeover period for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015:   All certificates issued in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 lose their validity on 15th September 2018. This means it is now less than ten months before changeover to the new standard requirements! As the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) surprisingly announced last week, […]

Revision ISO 9001/ISO 14001 – Norm Published

Revision ISO 9001/ISO 14001 - Norm Published

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 […]


Expiration of the GHS transitional period for hazardous substances on 1st June 2015: The identification in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of the United Nations, which already applies to hazardous (pure) substances since 2010, now also applies to mixtures. There is therefore now a uniform system at UN-level for the classification and identification […]