Monthly Archives: July 2016

Key ISMS Amendments


Users including certified organisations, certification bodies and their auditors & National Accreditation Bodies should be aware of amendments made by way of a corrigenda to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27002:2013. It is not often that ISO issue corrigenda (or amendments) … Continue reading

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UPDATE: IAF Mandatory Documents with application in 2016


As a periodic update (as at 28 July 2016) to the IAF (International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Mandatory Documents (MD), you should note that the following MD’s have application dates in 2016 and so are likely to form part of an … Continue reading

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Environment Agency ESOS Newsletter No. 3 – 2016


Following my earlier posts regarding the Environment Agency’s Newsletters on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (see Environment Agency ESOS Newsletter No. 1), the Environment Agency has published its third newsletter for 2016. As the impact of the first phase of ESOS is being … Continue reading

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Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Amendments


United States President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The Act, signed on June 22, 2016, amends the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Under the TSCA, the … Continue reading

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Consultation: BS 8555 Phased approach to an EMS


Now, is an important time for any person or organisation that is interested to adopt BS 8555 (the British Standard for Environmental management systems as a phased implementation) or is an existing user. As you may already know, BS 8555 outlines an … Continue reading

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Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015


As part of the publication of ISO 14001:2015, the ISO TC207 Sub-Committee SC1 agreed an Interpretation Process at their plenary meeting in New Delhi, India on 10 September 2015. Their resolution has gone, largely, unnoticed until now but it has wider implications for … Continue reading

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Clean Air Act 1956: Landmark Air Quality Legislation


Today (5th July 2016) is the 60th anniversary of the enactment of ground-breaking legislation on reducing air pollution and improving air quality in the United Kingdom. The Clean Air Act of 1956 was passed with the aim of tackling the … Continue reading

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