Category Archives: Accreditation

Accreditation issues related to the guidance on accreditation and International Standards, such as ISO/IEC 17021:2011

ANSI celebrates Its 100th Year as part of the U.S. Voluntary Standards Community


In recognition of the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standards and conformance system, has released an array of multimedia resources that illustrate standardization’s dynamic role in fostering … Continue reading

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Time to make your ISO 14001:2015 Transition


If over the weekend (15 and 16 September 2018, you slept uneasy, it may have been that you forgot that your ISO 14001:2004 certificate has expired unless you are one of the fortunate few to have passed the ISO 14001:2015 … Continue reading

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How is the ISO 14001:2015 Transition going?


In my earlier post (Has ISO 14001:2015 stalled?), I looked at the ISO Survey information to see the take-up of ISO 14001:2015. Now one year on, a new ISO Survey for 2017 has been published. So what is new in this … Continue reading

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UKAS Technical Bulletin – Imminent Publication of ISO 50001: 2018 published


The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) have already posted a Technical Bulletin – Imminent Publication of ISO 50001: 2018 earlier in July 2018 but it is most appropriate to reiterate the contents of this Technical Bulletin following the publication of … Continue reading

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ISO 50001:2018 for Energy Management Systems published


After much development, ISO 50001:2018 has been published (21 August 2018). As you may already be aware, ISO 50001 helps organisations use energy more efficiently and integrate better energy management into business strategy. It does this by outlining how to … Continue reading

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Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Certification Auditing/Assessment Purposes


On 4 July 2018, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) published a revised version of their Mandatory Document, MD 4:2018 on the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Auditing/Assessment Purposes. The scope of this document is for the auditing/assessment … Continue reading

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