Category Archives: Auditing

Viewopoints on environmental auditing & the impact of certification / accreditation on business

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

Posted in Accreditation, Auditing, Certification, Environmental | Leave a comment

New IAF Mandatory Document on CB control on Entities


A new IAF Mandatory Document describes additional controls for Certification Bodies to apply in relation to Entities, which support their Certification processes. The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), which is the global network of accreditation bodies and other organisations involved in … Continue reading

Posted in Accreditation, Auditing, Business Benefits, Certification, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17021-1 | Leave a comment

ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 Transition Deadline Approaching


As if there have not been enough warnings about the approaching deadline to transition to accredited ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 from National Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies & Consultants, the IAF/ILAC Mid-Term Meetings 2018 enabled accreditation bodies and certification bodies … Continue reading

Posted in Accreditation, Auditing, Business Benefits, Certification, Environmental, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 | Leave a comment

Issuing of Unaccredited ISO 45001:2018 Certificates during Migration


UKAS has issued a Technical Bulletin (19 March 2018) covering the process for UKAS-accredited Certification Bodies (CB) to migrate from issuing OHSAS 18001:2007 to ISO 45001:2018 certificates. Similarly, ANAB has issued a Heads Up on ISO 45001:2018 Unaccredited Certificates, which explains … Continue reading

Posted in Accreditation, Auditing, Business Benefits, Certification, Health & Safety, ISO 45001 | Leave a comment

FREE RESOURCE: Handbook for Phase 1 Habitat Survey – A technique for Environmental Audit


Any Environmental Manager, Consultant or Ecologist interested in working on a Phase 1 habitat classification and associated field survey techniques are likely to be interested in the “Handbook for Phase 1 Habitat Survey – A technique for Environmental Audit” published … Continue reading

Posted in Auditing, Business Benefits, Ecology, Wildlife | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Accreditation, Auditing, Certification, Environmental, Environmental Management, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 | Leave a comment

Celebrate World Quality Day 2017


Next Thursday,  9 November 2017 will be “World Quality Day”, which is an opportunity to celebrate the role of quality management within organisations and its delivery by quality professionals across the world. Last year (2016) saw over a thousand organisations … Continue reading

Posted in Auditing, Quality Management, Sustainability | Leave a comment