Category Archives: Accreditation

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

Only ISO 14001:2015 audits from 15 March 2018


Building on report made in earlier posts (Final IAF Guidance on the transition to ISO 14001:2015 & One year to ISO 9001 and 14001 transition deadline), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has published a further communiqué arising from their recent Annual General Assembly … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Interpretation on Clause 9.4.8.3a) Available


As reported in an earlier posts (ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available & Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. This ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by … Continue reading

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Has ISO 14001:2015 stalled?


The demand for ISO 14001:2015 certification may exceed the ability of certification bodies, their auditors and independent environmental consultants to keep up with the demand in the final 11 months until 14 September 2018. Earlier in September, the International Organization … Continue reading

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One year to ISO 9001 and 14001 transition deadline


No sooner than I had penned my post “Make your move to ISO 14001:2015 this Year…” last week (14 September 2017), I received the joint International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) communique on the remaining year for … Continue reading

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Make your move to ISO 14001:2015 this Year…


Friday, 15 September 2017 will the mark the start of a final year-long process, which began on 15 September 2015 – The three-year transition period for users of ISO 14001:2004 & that will end on Friday, 14 September 2018. And … Continue reading

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Revision to UKAS Accreditation Logo Guidance


The document on use of the accreditation logo & symbols in the United Kingdom and with application for all UKAS-accredited entities was reissued by Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 15 February 2017 and is available via … Continue reading

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In celebration of World Environment Day 2017 & other Days


This past week has been full of days, literally, to celebrate the role of environmental professionals. The week proved a valuable opportunity to take time out from my daily work to celebrate, share and network with other environmental and sustainability … Continue reading

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