Category Archives: Auditing

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

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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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

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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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Private Rented Property “Minimum Standard” Guidance for Landlords


This is a follow-up article on my original blog “Proposed Energy Efficiency Standard for UK rented Properties” way back in April 2015, which covered the UK Government’s proposal for draft legislation under the Energy Act 2011, which established a framework that requires … Continue reading

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CONSULTATION: ISO DIS 50001


The revision of ISO 50001 is well underway with the current DIS (Draft International Standard) available for public comment during a consultation phase. The DIS is available for public comments from 23 August 2017 to 4 October 2017. ISO 50001 is … 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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ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available


As reported in an earlier post (Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. The ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by each National Member … Continue reading

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